Art News 2012

Art news from artists and Galleries

Art news from Artists and Galleries.
June 2012
After conducting several successful photography workshops Curious Digital Photography (CDP) will be starting Session Three in July.

Click here to view some of the work produced from students

CDP workshops. One of the teachers, Michael Bryant assists one the students during a macro brief.

CDP workshops. One of the teachers, Michael Bryant provides some technical assistance with one the students during a macro brief.











Another open information session will be held prior to the start of Session Three.
This is a no cost opportunity to meet the teachers and get an overview of how the workshops can help students understand both the technical functions of their camera and the artistic principles needed in order to produce consistent quality photography.

Register your interest now
To register contact:
Tracy 0498357796
Michael 0488073756

Open Information Day
Date: Monday 02/07/12
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr.
Chinderah, NSW 2487

Session Three for beginners/intermediate
Start Date: Wednesday 25th July 2012
Start Time To be Confirmed (10.30am or 2pm)

Session Three Advanced (from previous beginner/intermediate class)
Start Date: Monday 23rd July 2012
Start Time 2pm to 4pm

Session Three Master Class (from previous advanced class)
Start Date: Monday 23rd July 2012
Start Time 10.30am to 12.30pm

To register contact:
Tracy 0498357796
Michael 0488073756

January 2012

All new Curious Digital Photography Workshops

Curious Art Gallery - Location of Curious Digital Photography workshops

Artists, Tracy Jay and Michael Bryant from Curious Digital Photography will first hold a no cost one off open day for prospective students. The purpose of this open day is to provide a preview of how the workshops will be structured. It is an ideal opportunity to “taste and try before you buy.” (*The full 8 week course commences Monday 5th March.)
The workshops will be held in a studio environment at the Curious Art Gallery, situated in an ever changing riverside setting with expansive panoramic views across the Tweed River to Wollumbin/Mt.Warning.

Participants are expected to bring a camera (any variety i.e. Digital SLR, 35mm film SLR, compact point and shoot etc.

94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah 2487

Limited spaces available.

*Sign up for the full 8 week course commencing 5th March 2012 can be completed on the day.

To register contact:
Tracy 0498357796
Michael 0488073756

*The full 8 week course is a weekly 2 hour session at a total cost of $240 per person.
Covers camera technical aspects/location shoots/creative briefs/Exhibiton opportunity
The photography workshops are assignment driven with a  hands on focus. Structured for beginners to intermediate.

Michael Bryant Photography “The Hungry Ocean”
with guest artist Tracy Jay Opens 21/03/12 to 06/05/12

The Hungry Ocean

Curious Art Gallery will be involved in the festival by featuring a photographic exhibition “The Hungry Ocean” during March/April 2012 featuring the work of Michael Bryant and Tracy Jay from Curious Digital Photography

The Gallery is one of the 45+ participating venues during the QLD Festival of Photography 4
QLD Festival of Photography

Queensland Festival of Photography 4

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.

Archived Events 2011

Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail Photography Assignment 

The view from Tumbulgum across the river to Wollumbin. Mitchell's Rainforest Snail lives nearby on Stotts Island.
The view from Tumbulgum across the river to Wollumbin.
Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail lives nearby on Stotts Island.

Photographers Michael Bryant and Tracy Jay are currently on assignment documenting the locations of Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail. The beautifully designed nocturnal gastropod is found to be most populous at Stotts Island located along the Tweed River, Far North Coast of NSW. Mitchell is an endangered species of snail in Australia.

Click here to view their blog:

Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail

  • Love and Breakfast  Exhibition from Clare Bryant starts 18thMay at Curious Art Gallery
  • 3D Tweed Shire artist Joscelin Davis joins Curious Art.
  • Emerging artist Sue Cope exhibits work during Wavelength

Art for Thereapy in March 2011

After the devasting floods that swamped Brisbane art is good thereapy.

These are links to the many Brisbane Art Galleries

And south into northern NSW Tweed Heads Shire Galleries

The Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery Of Modern Art  has some interesting exhibitions comiing up.

Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams looks like a must see in June 2011.

This is link to the Galleries Current Exhibition : Lloyd Rees: Life and Light

12 March – 13 June 2011 | QAG

Brisbane-born painter and draftsman Lloyd Rees (1895– 1988) is one of Australia’s most recognised and awarded landscape painters. The exhibition will survey the varied subject matter which inspired his work, including architecture, interiors, landscapes, figures and self portraits

February 2011

The Drawn Blank series-work based on drawings by Bob Dylan

Little known Bob Dylan self portrait

Little known Bob Dylan self portrait work

Few people would not have heard of Bob Dylan, and that is due to his outstanding work ethic and his works alone.  He is a song-writer, lyricist, writer, poet, visual artist, singer and a musician who can play no less than 11 instruments.

He has been working at his craft for over 50 years, and some lucky people will be seeing him play at the 2011 Byron Bay Blues, Roots and Grass (resin) Festival where he will be headlining with other greats.  To have him play at a festival in Northern NSW is amazing and I imagine the atmosphere will be wildly enthusiastic in a very hep way.

Bob Dylan is also a respected visual artist.  Beginning on February 13, 2011, a special exhibition will feature work based on drawings from his ‘Drawn Blank Series’ from the 1990s at London’s Halcyon Gallery.

The show will feature nearly 100 artworks from the musician, including the world premiere of 30 large paintings.

“I just draw what’s interesting to me, and then I paint it,” Dylan said about his art. “I’m not trying to make social comment or fulfil somebody’s vision and I can find subject matter anywhere. I guess in some way that comes out of the folk world that I came up in.”

News from Curious Art Gallery

  • Up against the Wallwill be the first new exhibition starting February 16thto 3rd April 2011. Sale on in to check out the new look Gallery and some fantastic sales.
  • Clare Bryant/Joanne Cutler and Ness Bryant will be featured in solo exhibitions at Curious Art Gallery during 2011.
  • Love and BreakfastClare Bryant’s exhibition will be titled It will be a autumn/winter show 2011
  • Owls and Prayer Books Ness Bryant will hold her exhibition  in the late Spring of 2011
  • Ten Curious Art celebrates 10 years of exhibitions in August/September with Joanne
  • Three Generations  Joanne Cutler’s exhibition
  • Looking at the world in whole new way The annual Curious Kids work is featured along with new work from the Curious Artists

Experience the Curious

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005

The exhibition will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

Starts November through to March 2011.

  • Exhibition includes hundreds of her images
  • Controversial celebrity photographs among them
  • First time Australia has hosted a Annie Leibovitz show

Should you not be able to physically get there the MCA website has some good highlights from this exhibition including an insightful 30 minute curators talk and a behind the scenes discussion of setting up the show.

Masters of Photography – Inspiring Photography from some legends and more…

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