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!

 

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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 – 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 – 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

Art Exhibition: Anatomy of a…

Curious Art presents a new exhibition

“Anatomy of a…”

Featuring

Artists from Curious Art Cooperative

Curious Art Exhibition
94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah NSW
curiousartgallery@gmail.com
http://www.curiousart.org.au

Please Note:

Curious Art website is moving to a new hosting company during February 2013.
Throughout the transition the site may be down for a few hours.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Brief – Photography Exhibition

Curious Art Gallery and Curious Digital Photography

present

The Brief

The Red Umbrella featured in The Brief by CDP student Irene Brinsmead


The Brief 
will feature photography from students who have chosen to part of the exhibition after completing the beginner, advanced or master class CDP photography workshops during 2012 session One, Two and Three.

Exhibition Dates:
11/10/2012 to 02/12/2012
Opening day 13th October 2012 – 11.30am to 3.30pm   (Gallery operates on Daylight Saving Time)
Venue:
Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Drive
Chinderah NSW
Open : Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm CDP workshops (Gallery operates on Daylight Saving Time)
Thursday – Friday 11pm to 5pm
Saturday 11am to 3.30pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
Contact: 0266 745340
Web: Curious Art Gallery

CDP Workshop Exhibitors:
Irene Brinsmead
Clare Bryant
Rebekah Watkins
Doreen Parker

Curious Art Exhibitors:
Tracy Jay
Michael Bryant

Larraine Bryant
Clare Johnson
Dianne Smith
Ness Bryant

CDP – Workshops are conducted at Curious Art Gallery.
The sessions involve class instruction and discussions, a location shoot, individual critique and a home brief. New sessions will commence in early 2013.

Dance of Life

Curious Art Exhibition

“The exhibition celebrates the journey of life with my father Floyd Lombardi and uncle Ray when I was living at the Navajo Trading Post adobe house on the Four Corners of America Navajo Reservation. The Rio Grande ran behind the Trading Post located just an hour from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

It was early 1950’s and I was eleven years old. I grew up hearing many stories and gained insights into the Navajo culture and way of life which left an indelible impression upon my thinking, my life and my art.

We were privileged to be part of the many Native Festivals. My father was one of the very few given permission to photograph the festivities.This exhibition includes unique archival photography from those early years on the reservation.”

Dianne Smith 2012

 

Also textiles, jewellery and themed paintings in various media and other artworks from the Curious Artists.

Opens 16/06/12 to 30/09/12

Opening day Saturday 18/08/12 11.30am to 2.30pm