With its successful non-profit art organisation, Tarragindi has turned into a haven for creative and budding artists.
The Brisbane Visual Arts Community (BVAC) serves as an umbrella organisation for different arts and crafts groups and has become successful in helping promote and protect the survival of the arts in the Brisbane area.
Formed in 2011 as an incorporated association, the group now has around 2500 members from Brisbane and beyond.
Some of the more than 20 groups under BVAC have been active far longer than BVAC itself, with one group already 70 years old.
Stronger as One
BVAC’s initial purpose was to help save traditional craft in the community. With all the groups combined under one roof, artists get to support each other and they also enjoy the benefit of the huge membership.
The arts and crafts groups are engaged in anything, including textile arts, porcelain, jewellery, printmaking, upcycling, weaving, bookbinding, leather work and basically all types of arts and crafts.
The group sets up pop-up shops twice a year at the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium, where artists present and sell their products to the public. The events happen one week before Mother’s Day and one month before Christmas.
BVAC is based at the Wellers Hill Arts Hub at 140 Wellers Rd. They use their home for meetings and workshops. For more information on bookings and workshops, visit their website at Bvac.org.au or contact them