Curious Art presents – Song of the Sea

•July 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Thoughts from the gilt edge

of rocky beaches, tidal worn

where the sea gull screaks

his scavengers song


Night passage upon moonlit seas

where sounds dance on the wind

in silence strong and free

the song of the sea

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Song of the Sea

•July 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

New solo exhibition coming to Curious Art Gallery featuring photography, paintings, books and drawings by Michael Bryant coming up later in July. Stay Curious…

Updraft - photography by Michael Bryant

Updraft – photography by Michael Bryant

Photography in the The Mariners Song

•December 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment

CDP workshop tutors Tracy Jay and Michael Bryant

featured in the new Curious Art Gallery exhibition, The Mariners Song.

Mariners Song Curiious Art group show

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.
LayBy Welcome || Admission Free
To visit the Gallery, take Tourist Drive 40 of the Pacific Motorway (To Chinderah/Fingal/Kingscliff)
94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah Bay, NSW.
Location map and opening hours : 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

Photography Workshops

•October 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment

CDP is back from a winter break. There have been some changes to the structure of our courses.
Session 3 will now offer additional options for students to choose from.
These include:

CDP is back from a winter break.

CDP is back from a winter break.

  • Photography Fundamentals – Elementary
    Cost: $240 per person
    2hr sessions
    8 weeks
  • Photography Fundamentals – Intensive
    Cost: $460 per person
    2hr sessions
    8 weeks
  • Photography Proficiency Builder – Elementary
    Cost: $240 per person
    2hr sessions
    8 weeks
  • Photography Proficiency Builder – Intensive
    Cost: $460 per person
    2hr sessions
    8 weeks
  • * Definitive Photography
    Cost: $460 per person
    2hr sessions
    8 weeks
  • Masterclass
    Cost: $460 per person
    Invitational sessions.

    * Enrolment in Definitive Photography class for students who have completed Photography Fundamentals and Proficiency Builder courses.

Some of the aspects of photography covered in our courses.
Far more in depth exploration will be covered in the Intensive and Definitive Photography Sessions:

  • Manual exposure
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Time
  • ISO
  • Focal Length/zoom
  • Freezing the Action
  • Shooting for Mood
  • Low light environments
  • Macro
  • Black and White

The lessons involve a new brief each week for shooting on location with the instructors.
Critique and feedback offered following location shoots.

Visit Curious Digital Photography and read some testimonials from past students

Course Requirement:
A digital or film camera. This could be a point and shoot or an SLR. However a camera with some manual controls over shutter and aperture will be needed.

Bookings and sign up for Session Three 2013 
How to sign up:

Contact Tracy or Michael
Call in to Curious Art Gallery
Payment Cash/Eftpos/Visa/Mastercard at the Gallery
NB: Course requires min. 3 students to run.

Email: CDP
M: Tracy Jay 0498357796  Michael Bryant  0488073756
Drive By: 94a Chinderah Bay Dr. Chinderah NSW 2487

Curious Markets

•September 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Special Event

Curious Gallery Markets

Curious Markets

A little bit of everything, including artworks!

An opportunity to grab a bargain…

Photography, paintings at reduced prices
Sunday 29th September 11.30 am to 4pm
On the lawn outside the Gallery all day.

Art Exhibition: Sands of Time

•June 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Sands of Time – featuring new work by multi-talented artist Tracy Jay.
Many cultures have been stylized over time.
‘Sands of Time’ is a social commentary on how selected cultures have managed to retain authenticity.
Medicine Stick  by Tracy Jay Oil on canvas

Medicine Stick by Tracy Jay
Oil on canvas 60cm (h) x 50cm (w) $450

Snippets of times gone by-or have they (gone by)?
Deep set beliefs and practices endure.
Dotted throughout the decor of this “modern and sophisticated” world.
Exhibition dates:
04/07/13 to 18/08/13
Opening Day Saturday 6th July
11.30 am to 2.30 pm
All welcome
Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr.
Chinderah NSW 2487
Tuesday/Wednesday Closed
11am – 5pm Thursday to Friday
11am – 3.30pm Saturday
11am – 5pm Sunday
All Enquiries:

Spring-Summer Photography Sessions

•June 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Due to prior commitments Curious Digital Photography will be taking a winter break from workshops.

New beginner/intermediate sessions will re-commence over Spring/Summer 2013.


Keep shooting and stay Curious

Further Enquiries
Tracy 0498357796
Michael 0488073756


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