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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!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Wrapt in Rocky 2012

Rural, Regional and Remote Art Competition

The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare in partnership with the National Rural Health Alliance are supporting an art competition.

The organisations wish to obtain original artwork from Australian artists located in rural, regional and remote areas for use on the cover of its major biennial report "Australia's Health 2012" and companion summary "Australia's health 2012 in brief".

The theme for the artwork is the health and wellbeing of Australians.

A cash prize of $1,000 will be offered to the winning artist.

Fr further information see or contact Tulip Penney on 02 6244 1114 or 0419 239 582 or email

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Josh Cleary Stencilling & Aerosol Workshop

Drawn to India 2012

DRAWN TO INDIA, RajasthanShekhawati Artist Study Trip –

 26 February – 11 March 2012

A unique visual journey exploring the textures and colours of vibrant rajasthan and the Shekhawati region.  The tour combines guided tuition, mixed media workshops and visits to traditional artisans. Our stimulating programme of experiences and locations are designed to trigger exciting new creative development. Create a sketchbook imbued with once in a lifetime experiences. Small groups ensure a relaxed and special experience.
M: 0400 991 710 / (07) 4637 8840 

 Places are limited to 8-10 persons and priority will be given on a first come basis.  Should you be interested please contact me on:
 M: 0400 991 710

Price: $2,750
Includes twin share accommodation and all breakfasts; ac minibus transport; internal flight; jeep safari; guide fees and entrance fees to all scheduled monuments/locations and sketchbook guidance/ tuition. International flights are not included;  

Local tipping fee – approx $100
Single Supplement: $650

Invitation by Creative Regions