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Welcome to our website!

BAVA are a group of artists ranging from beginners, intermediate to professional . . . focusing on supporting and developing the talents of local artists to benefit the cultural community of the Banana Shire.

We organize and co-ordinate various workshops through the year and are active participants in cultural events such as the annual Brigalow Arts Festival, Callide Valley Show and individual and combined exhibitions through out the Banana Shire.

We provide information on our calendar of events including workshops, art competitions and Flying Arts details.

Please feel free to leave any comments! We are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are an artist or aiming to take up some creative pursuits ... please JOIN US! We are eager to hear from you.

Art news from other art groups are also most welcome!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

BAVA learns Encaustics!

Sydney Artist, Mo Godbeer flew up to Biloela on the weekend to teach 11 eager students the art of encaustic painting! The two day RADF funded workshop covered everything for a beginner to encaustic painting from preparation of the medium and paint to effects using collage, adding texture to shellac burns, image transfers and how to set up and work in an encaustic studio safely.

Students enjoyed this workshop immensely and hopefully we shall see many encaustic artworks in this region in the future.

 Mo discusses different texture techniques
Glenda and Ingrid 'cooking'

 ... the unfortunate bee who we lured to his demise!
 wet shellac burn

 Kym at work

Maria at work

 Helen, Ingrid and Glenda

 Jenelle, Kym & Terrica
 Mo filtering the wax medium
 Mo fusing the tissue paper

Tracey & Sarah busy
the happy group!
Thank you to Mo for coming all this way to share your passion for this wonderful medium!

Wine After Work Women's Association

Monday, 1 August 2011


6TH August · 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Location- Redeemer Primary School
Collard Street, Biloela

Studio Time is for all (members and non members) ... a chance to get together to share ideas, work on creations or just talk 'art' in a relaxed, fun environment. Come along and bring a friend.
Cost $5 covers hire of art room. Tea & coffee provided. No RSVP Required.