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Curious Digital Photography

is all about the passion and promotion of photography. It is a new venture for photographers, Michael Bryant and Tracy Jay. Innovative photography workshops begin in the new year, February 2012.

Additionally the Queensland Festival of Photography 4, is coming up in April 2012 and will be celebrating photomedia in all its forms during the month of April next year. In its fourth edition the festival has already expanded to include 46 participating venues, from Cairns to the Gold Coast.

This project received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Curious Art Gallery as one of the participating venues will feature the photography of Michael Bryant with an exhibition titled the “The Hungry Ocean.”
The body of photographic work chronicles the massive coastal erosion events affecting the tourist town of Kingscliff Beach from 2009-2011. Kingscliff is situated along the far north coast of NSW.  Coastal erosion however is not a geographically isolated event.

The Hungry Ocean - photography exhibition by Michael Bryant during Queensland Photography Festival 4

“Backwash” by Michael Bryant captured at Kingscliff Beach during the coastal erosion during 2011.

Entire communities on islands are being displaced such as the Pacific Island of Kiribati.
The future for Kiribati, one of the many low-lying Pacific nations threatened by rising seas, is so urgent that the government is considering relocating the entire population to man-made islands.

The exhibition aims to promote awareness of the local issue as a microcosm of global events. It will be exhibited in the main Gallery space of Curious Art Gallery
Opens 21/03/2012 to 06/05/2012