Away We Fly: Stay Curious

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:

  •  Artable
  • Gilbert’s Tree
  • 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.

 A Curious Farewell

A final celebration of 16 Curious years at Curious Art Gallery
Saturday 12th August 12pm to 3pm
Light refreshments
All welcome
Generous discounts on all artwork, are on now until 27th August!

 

Curious Art presents OUTBACK

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.

  • All welcome
  • No admission
  • Free espresso with any purchase
  • Off Street parking
  • Wheelchair access

Artists Wanted!

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!

Visit Curious Art Gallery at Chinderah, NSW or click to:
Curious Art Movement for further information.

Curious Art presents Come Fly with Me

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
Bubble Flower – photography by Tracy Jay
The Gathering – photography by Michael Bryant
helz-merf-bustaII Photography by Clare Bryant
Coral – Painting by Larraine Bryant
PMT – Drawing by Clare Johnson
Duality – photography by Ness Bryant

Curious Art Gallery presents: Summer

The concluding 7th art exhibition for 2014 celebrates all things Summer.

Artists include: Clare Johnson, Clare Bryant, Michael Bryant, Dianne Smith, Tracy Jay and Larraine Bryant.
Opening hours for the Gallery are: Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm D.S.T.

Summer Art Exhibition

Curious Art Gallery presents: Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting of a great white shark entitled Just Cruising

Just Cruising By by Dianne Smith

A painting of Coral

Coral mixed media on canvas by Larraine Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse painting

Lighthouse by Ness Bryant

Painitngs of Miss Prissy World Series

Paintings of Miss Prissy World Series by Clare Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photo of unusual cloud formations

Tempest – photography by Michael Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photo of a flower inside a bubble

Bubble Flower by Tracy Jay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further details visit: Curious Art Gallery

Milestone: 13 Years of Curious Art

Spring  Art Exhibition

13 years of Curiuous Art

 

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.

  • All welcome
  • Off Street parking
  • Wheelchair access

Exhibition Dates: 02/10/14 to 11/12/14

Artists: Amelia Reid, Dianne Smith, Tracy Jay, Clare Bryant, Ness Bryant, , Clare Johnson, Larraine Bryant, Michael Bryant

With works by Curious Kids: Ariel Rivero Bryant and Leonardo Rivero Bryant

For further information about Curious Art Gallery visit: Curious Art

 

Curious Art presents – Song of the Sea

Thoughts from the gilt edge

of rocky beaches, tidal worn

where the sea gull screeches

his scavengers song

 

Night passage upon moonlit seas

where sounds dance on the wind

in silence strong and free

the song of the sea

Visit Curious Art Gallery for further information

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea exhibition featuring Michael Bryant artworks

Curious Art presents – WINTER

Winter exhibition

Winter exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring new sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings and jewellery by the very curious at art…

Visit Curious Art Gallery at Chinderah, just a few minutes from Kingscliff

 

Curious Art – QLD Festival of Photography5 : Autumn Synthesis

Curious Art Gallery has featured several photographic exhibitions throughout the 13 years it has been open. However as part of the Queensland Festival of Photography Autumn Synthesis features photographic artworks from the individual perspectives of several artists, of some of whose preferred visual medium is painting, sculpture and drawing. 

Venue: Curious Art Gallery – 94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah NSW

Dates: 10/04/14 to 25/05/14 

Visit Curious Art Gallery for further details

Duality Ness Bryant

Duality (detail) by Ness Bryant to be featured in upcoming exhibition

Autumn by Tracy Jay

Autumn by Tracy Jay to be featured in upcoming exhibition

Celtic World featuring Dianne Smith

Curious Art presents

Solo Exhibition featuring Dianne Smith

Solo Exhibition featuring Dianne Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Curious Art Gallery 94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah NSW
W: Curious Art Gallery

The Mariners Song

Curious Art presents the final exhibition for 2013 :
The Mariners Song

Curious Art presents: The MarinersSong

Featuring an exhibition with artists from Curious Art Cooperative.
Image by Tracy Jay © Copyright 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition theme is aquatic featuring  over 70 artworks of seascape photography, paintings and drawings and books.
To visit the Gallery, take Tourist Drive 40 of the Pacific Motorway (To Chinderah/Fingal/Kingscliff)
W: Curious Art Gallery

The Cooperative currently represents Artists from Kingscliff, Brisbane, Murwillumbah, Bilambil and the Gold Coast:
Tracy Jay || Dianne Smith || Ness Bryant || Clare Johnson || Michael Bryant || Larraine Bryant

Stepping Stones

Columns of jointed
ancient lava flows
Stepping stones
across the causeway sea

For fishermen
to find their secret shore
In memories
of titanic waves

Carved deep
beneath the tidal line
Legends, myths
and folklore

Stepping Stones by Michael Bryant  © Copyright 2013