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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!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop a great Success!

We all headed for the workspace at the Banana Shire Art Gallery at 8.30 on the Saturday morning, excited, wondering, but eager to learn.  Gemma Black - Professional Calligrapher had come to share her love and knowledge of Calligraphy.  Ten of us enjoyed this great weekend of learning how to write the Unical alphabet which is a majuscule bookhand in use from the 4th to the 8th centuries that has its origins in Celtic calligraphy. We also learnt a simple Japanese bookbinding and with this knowledge we can collate our work into this simple bound book. 

Gemma, our wonderful tutor, has ignited us with a passion for creating beautiful written works of art...a big thanks for her travelling up from Tasmania and teaching us this wonderful skill... we will certainly be practicing this new skill till we have it right.  A big thanks from all of us.. Gemma!!!