Photography + workshops
Curious Digital Photography workshops
commencing February 2012 facilitated by photography artists Michael Bryant Kingscliff, and Tracy Jay Gold Coast. Classes will held at the Curious Art Gallery in a studio environment located by the tranquil setting of Chinderah Bay, a riverside village just a few minutes from the popular resort town of Kingscliff.
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A piece of Art History in progress
With daughter Vanessa and some like minded Tafe associates he pursued an idea to form a core Art group/art movement with Gallery space based in the popular coastal town of Kingscliff NSW. Kingscliff was then home to the Art, food and Jazz Festival held annually.
In May the Curious Art minus zero no limits Co-Operative Ltd was officially registered and opened its retail Art Gallery only a few minutes drive from Kingscliff at nearby Chinderah Bay by the Tweed River in September 2001.
He has been the Manager and one of the Directors, since the formation of the Co-operative until the present time.
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1998 Caldera Restaurant Kingscliff Tafe NSW
1998 Art, Food & Jazz Festival Kingscliff, NSW
1999 Tweed River Regional Gallery Muriel NSW.
A Tafe group exhibition, featuring a dedicated interactive art space “Brain, the bottle and eyes” by the artist.
2000 Flying Colours Gallery, Fingal, NSW (now Sheoak Shack)
2001 " " " "
2002/2004 Art Food & Jazz Kingscliff NSW
2002 Choux Box Cafe Kingscliff NSW
2002/2003 Tyalgum Classical Music Festival as visual artists in residence (Curious Art Group) and exhibition at Literary Institute Hall and 11:11 Tyalgum Café Gallery
2003 Collaborative exhibition with Vanessa Bryant
“A Bridge Across” at Curious Art Gallery
2004 Josephine Ulrich Photography Prize Entrant Tweed River Regional Gallery
2005 Border Art Prize Tweed River Regional Gallery
2008/09 The Laughing Cat Gallery - Tyalgum
Continuous representation with Curious Art Gallery Exhibitions from 2001 to the present time.
He teaches one on one lessons in Creative Digital Media
Image editing - Digital Photography -
Web Design - Manages several websites.
His artwork is exhibited primarily at Curious Art Gallery.
2003 A Bridge Across - Collaboration with Vanessa Bryant
2005 North by North East
2010 Field of Vision
2012 The Hungry Ocean
- Collaborative with Tracy Jay
2014 Song of the Sea
2005 North by North East
2006 North by North East - Magnetic Directions
2007 A Stones Throw from Paradise
2009 3 Points North
The conclusion to the trilogy of North by North East Books
2010 Field of Vision
All images, verse and web design:
Michael Bryant Copyright © 2014
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The photograph above titled Abandoned Window was shot on location at an old Brisbane home. It later featured in the solo exhibition, Inverse with some poignant words about the decline of the human spirit from Alzheimer's disease.
(rollover image for the words)
Forming a kind of symbiotic relationship with the imagery of words and the poetry of detail, has produced a body of work in recent exhibitions such as Field of Vision and Inverse. The concept of fusing images and verse began some 40 years for the artist.
How it all began...
He started writing short stories and verse at age 15 and later began drawing on the interior walls of a rented house in Sydney accompanied by random verse. Late 60's graffiti art! Some things just never change! Although the current house walls are not available these days. Pity.
Photography + Web design has in fact become the medium for the bulk of Michael's work for the last few years. His work is exhibited regularly at Curious Art Gallery and manages several websites including Curious Art.
Below is a location map and view of the Gallery.
News and Latest Ventures
2013 Curious Digital Photography Workshops
Commencing February 2012 artists, Tracy Jay and Michael Bryant from Curious Digital Photography started innovative workshops for beginners to intermediate digital photographers. Advanced class available to students completing the beginner/intermediate course.
The workshops are aimed at cultivating photographic skills through
an enjoyable creative process. Participants will develop the skills to enhance the marketability of their images. Today a broad range of
photographic equipment is accessible to everyone.
Curious Digital Photography welcomes all levels of experience for these workshops, as they will include creative briefs which are not dictated by expertise.
The workshops will be held in a studio environment at the Curious Art Gallery. Location shoots will be conducted in nearby locations. They are situated in a tranquil riverside settings 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.)
Computers are available in the Gallery to preview and critique work from assignments.
Tracy and Michael are aware there is a lot on offer for digital photography workshops and have this to say about their classes:
"There are many photography courses out there. Photography workshops are available in Brisbane, the Gold Coast to Tweed Heads and in Byron Bay. However what we are offering is quite unique.
The final outcome of our classes provides students not only with increased creative and technical skills and motivation but also an opportunity to exhibit in a special exhibition for the students in an established Art Gallery near Kingscliff."
Sessions 2014 have now concluded. New seesions will recommence in February 2015
Tracy or Michael at curiousdigitalphotography
Michael: 0488 073756
During 2010 ICT Web Design completed with Distinction
2011 ICT Diploma completed with Distinction
2012 ICT Advance Diploma completed with Distinction
2013 Bachelor of Applied Computing
Currently: 2014 Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours
Kingscliff Tafe Spider Web Designers
(photos by Web Designer Irene Estepa)
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