International Year of Cooperatives

Curious Art Cooperative located at Chinderah near Kingscliff NSW is celebrating Ten years of being Curious in September  2011

“The co-operative model is of the most obvious significance to a world looking for alternative ways of doing business. People are looking for institutions they can trust.”

The National Steering Committee for the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives has issued a Communiqué following last week’s Summit of Co-operative and Mutual Business Leaders, in Canberra, 17 August 2011 at Old Parliament House.

To read more about the IYC see the link below.

Interestingly Curious Art has operated as a Cooperative business model for the last ten years and is currently celebrating ten years of being Curious during August/September.

Click on the link to read more about the


10 year art exhibition opens

Intrepid visitors and exhibiting artists came in from the storm enjoying the Art , the food, the champagne and the warm Curious Ten atmosphere

The exhibition opened Saturday 26/08/11 on a day most people would have chosen to stay inside. Lingering storm cells from a recent East Coast low saturated the Kingscliff coast.

Intrepid visitors and exhibiting artists gathered inside the art deco style Gallery to a feast of food, wine, champagne and ART generating a typically warm curious opening event atmosphere. The body of work  reflects the personal and collective growth of the Curious Art movement.

Libby Mills, Ness Bryant and Michael Bryant the three artists who had the dream back in the winter of 2000 joined with founding members, friends and visitors in celebrating 10 years of Curious Art.

Exhibiting Artists:

Lorraine Abernethy – Leisa O’Brien – Gillian Buttress-Grove
Libby Mills – Caz McDougall – Dianne Smith – Annie Higgins
Tracy Hurley Camille Bryant – Susan Togo – Clare Bryant
Clare Johnson – Ness Bryant – Larraine Bryant – Joanne Cutler
Joscelin Davis and Michael Bryant

Curious Art thanks the community, artists and annonymous
patrons of the arts. The collective support and passion for art from
the Curious members have given the Tweed region a sustainable
cultural asset over the last Ten years.

Art  from the show

 Myth 2 Waianapanapa /Hawaii by Lorrraine Abernethy

 Myth 2 Waianapanapa /Hawaii by Lorrraine Abernethy

Telung Oil on canvas by Joanne-Cutler

 Telung Oil on canvas by Joanne-Cutler

  Sustainability - acrylic on canvas by Tracy Hurley

 Sustainability – acrylic on canvas by Tracy Hurley

Weeping Fig by Caz McDougall

Weeping Fig – By Caz McDougall

Sweet-Dreams by Leisa-O'Brien Acrylic on canvas

 Sweet-Dreams by Leisa-O’Brien Acrylic on canvas

Curious Art Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition


years of being curious”

That is how the Curious Art Gallery describes the 10 year anniversary art exhibition. The Cooperative Gallery is run by artists who formed the Cooperative in 2001.
The exhibition features Curious Artists and friends
Starts 24/08/11 to 02/10/11
Opening Day: 27/08/11
Further Information: Curious Art Gallery

Sustainability - acrylic on canvas by Tracy Hurley

– acrylic on canvas 50cm x 60cm
A visually stimulating and futuristic work by Tracy Hurley.

This work will be included in a body of work from approx 18 artists who will be exhibiting during TEN.

Lorraine Abernethy – Leisa O’Brien – Gillian Buttress-Grove –
East Writer – Libby Mills –  Caz McDougall – Dianne Smith – Annie Higgins Tracy Hurley –  Camille Bryant  – Susan Togo –  Clare Bryant 
Clare Johnson –  Ness Bryant –  Larraine Bryant –  Joanne Cutler 
Joscelin Davis and Michael Bryant.

Henri Cartier-Bresson : Brisbane Art Exhibition

“To photograph

is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson
(August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004)

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World’ showcases over 260 of Cartier-Bresson’s photographs, selected by Cartier-Bresson and long-time friend and publisher Robert Delpire before Cartier-Bresson’s death in 2004.

27 August – 27 November 2011 | Queensland Art Gallery

The exhibition encompasses his portraits as well as his travels through Mexico, Indonesia, Europe, China, Japan, the United States and the Middle East, and presents some of Cartier-Bresson’s most acclaimed images from the breadth of his career alongside a selection of his documentary films.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is responsible for some of the most iconic photographic images of portraiture and photojournalism. In many cases his photographs have become defining records of modern history, portraits of European culture from the 1930s to the 1970s, and examples of a ‘decisive moment’ — a phrase often used to describe Cartier-Bresson’s works, which can illustrate action, emotion and an entire story in a single image.