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NorthSite is a stimulating place of constant renewal, where artists, audiences and ideas exchange.

 

Housed within Bulmba-ja (formerly the  Centre of Contemporary Arts) in Queensland, we are easily accessible. Situated opposite Cairns Aquarium, within walking area of the central business district, bordering the Esplanade and only 10 minutes from Cairns International and Domestic airports.

Renovated in 2018/19 by the Queensland Government, Bulmba-ja is an incubator of Far North Arts & Culture, with a strategic focus on enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance and performance.

Bulmba-ja is a language name meaning home or place, gifted by the Yirrigandji (Djabuguy language) and Yidinji (Yidiny language) traditional owner groups, whose input has informed the architecture of the rebuild that includes an Elder’s lounge, sky portals that tunnels tropical rains into the rock garden within the Yarning Circle and street-front veranda.


 

Our Tenant Neighbourhood

NorthSite Art & Design Store

JUTE Theatre Company

Miriki Performing Arts

The Pryce Centre for Arts and Culture

Arts Queensland

 

Watch the time lapse: Centre of Contemporary Arts becomes Bulmba-ja Arts Centre