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!

 

Impossible Pie Exhibition Artworks by Curious Artists

Tiger Eyes painting

Tiger Eyes by Tracy Jay

Painting on canvas

Wavelength by Michael Bryant

Mixed media painting

Emotional Landscape by Ness Bryant

MurwillumbahArtTrail3NessBryant

Gallery

Curious Art

Zebra Oil on canvas

Zebra by Tracy Jay

Painting on canvas

Coral by Larraine Bryant

Drawing in watercolour and ink

A little touch of PMT by Clare Johnson

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.

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 – 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

 

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

Curious Art Presents: It’s raining owls and prayerbooks

Ness Bryant exhibition

It’s raining owls and prayer books is the anthology of Logan based artist, Ness Bryant. An exploration of past, present and future, the diverse collection features oil and watercolours to a  photographic element- both film and digital.

The title is from a line of a poem of the same title penned by the artist in 2000. The poem, and collection, represent the artists evolution, through the darkness and light of this world.

A mind influenced in early days by life in the madness of religion, to the teenage and young adulthood time of rebellion against christian ideals and  the oppressive nature of our society. And now, a life lived in acceptance of the darkness in us all, but always striving to feed the light.

Ness Bryant is one of the founding members of the Curious Art co-operative, an artistic home for many different creative souls over the past twelve years based in Chinderah, northern NSW.

After relocating to Brisbane and struggling to feel artistic and creative whilst working full time in the child care industry for eight years, Miss Bryant now attempts to create whenever full time motherhood allows.

 “Most of my days and night exploring this world with my young daughter and son, together, feeding the beauty of this place by living a life of gratitude and amazement for the universe in which we dwell.”

Ness Bryant October 2013

And then they came by Ness Bryant

“And then they came by” Diptych- Mixed media by Ness Bryant 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 10th – December 1st
Special opening day 12th October 11am – 4pm
(D.S.T.)
Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah NSW 2487
Admission: No charge

Curious Artists also represented in this show

Exhibition Works featured in various media:
Photography || Drawing || Painting || Textiles || Jewellery
Found Objects || Photography books