On August 31 2017 Curious Art Gallery, the only not for profit artists cooperative in the Tweed Shire, will close its doors after 16 successful years. Since its inception in May 2001, and official opening in September 2001 in the iconic “Big Pink” Art Deco building on Chinderah Bay Drive, Curious Art Gallery has amassed over 70 members and held over 100 themed exhibitions.
The success of this NFP artist run initiative is measured by the personal and professional development of its members and the charitable endeavours within the community. Many members have gone on to create well respected local and international businesses. These include:
Curious Digital Photography, and
many other individual art based businesses.
“I hung my first ever painting for sale on the walls at Curious over a decade ago. There’s no doubt that these early years led to the foundation of Artable, an award winning local art school that now runs workshops with Australian and International artists worldwide. Thank you to the Curious art family from the bottom of my heart, you touched the lives of so many creatives & supported my own art journey in so many ways.” Gillian Buttress-Grove, Artable.
These comments well reflect the Cooperative’s core objective; to promote professional development of the arts, in the local community and beyond. The Gallery artists would especially like to thank the owners, manager and staff of the Chinderah Village Caravan Park for their community spirit and support of the arts. We also extend a broad thank you across the Tweed Shire community at large for its ongoing support of the Curious project spanning these past 16 years.
Clare Bryant working on Sweet Nothings as an installation
Tempest – photography by Michael Bryant
Just Cruising By by Dianne Smith
Some of the visitors to Love and Breakfast discussing art
‘Floating with flowers and fish’ by Clare Bryant. A drawing with pen and watercolour pencil wash on Arches paper.
808 State – Pen and watercolour pencil on 640 gsm Arches watercolour paper with deckled edging.
Curious Art Gallery presents: Summer
Coral by Larraine Bryant
13 years of Curiuous Art
Featuring Artists from Curious Art Cooperative
A little touch of PMT by Clare Johnson
Curious Art presents: The Hungry Ocean featuring artists from Curious Digital Photography – Michael Bryant + Tracy Jay
A Curious Farewell
A final celebration of 16 Curious years at Curious Art Gallery
Saturday 12th August 12pm to 3pm
Generous discounts on all artwork, are on now until 27th August!
Visitors will be delighted to see a range of 2D and 3D works, including: Found Objects sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, jewelry, books and installations.
Free espresso with any purchase
Off Street parking
Expressions of interest wanted by artists to become part of Curious Art Gallery, a not for profit organisation open, Thursday to Sunday.
If you are looking for exhibition space where you are part of the cooperative culture, working one day a week in peaceful surrounding by the Tweed River, this is for you!
The Curious artists invite you to the riverside Gallery to enjoy our all original artworks in a Come Fly with Me experience, looking across to the panorama of the Tweed River. This is the first of 6 new Curious Art exhibitions that will showing at the Gallery in 2015.Works include: sculpture, textiles, paintings, drawings, books and photography. Curious Art is an artists run initiative. Est. 2001 to the current time.
Curious Art presents – Come Fly with Me Art Exhibition
Curious Art Gallery at Chinderah Bay has successfully operated as a Not For Profit Art Cooperative for 13 years this September. Fittingly it will host an exhibition called Milestone featuring the works of current and past members of the Cooperative.
Visitors will be delighted to see a range of 2D and 3D works, including: Found Objects sculpture, paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, jewellery, books and installations.