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Elverina Johnson and Francoise Lane, Gathering (detail)

Elverina Johnson & Francoise Lane

Gathering

13 May — 18 June 2022

Jean Walmbeng, Jean’s Mother’s Country (Series 6/7)

Group Exhibition

WOW Cairns Women’s Show

9 May — 25 August 2022

Material Sound exhibition at NorthSite

Vicky Browne | Pia van Gelder | Caitlin Franzmann | Peter Blamey | Vincent & Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor | Ross Manning

Material Sound

29 April — 18 June 2022

Kellie O'Dempsey

Wish You Were Here

23 April — 18 June 2022

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7:00 pm — 11:00 pm

29 April — 29 April

Artworks from the exhibition Wish You Were Here by Kellie O'Dempsey and Material Sound curated by Caleb Kelly

Opening Event

SOUNDED OUT: Art Party

Join us at NorthSite at Bulmba-ja for the opening night of two contemporary multi-form exhibitions. Wish You Were Here by Kellie O’Dempsey and the touring exhibition Material Sound curated by Caleb Kelly. Cocktails by Wolf Lane distillery. 7pm | Doors Open 7.20pm | Welcome to Country - Minjil tri-nations ceremonial performance 7.50pm | Curator's Exhibition […]

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11:00 am — 1:00 pm

19 March — 19 March

Opening Event

‘See What I See’ OPENING

Join us at NorthSite at Bulmba-ja for the exhibition opening of See What I See by Nerelle Nicol. Nerelle is a cultural consultant and artist, with cultural heritage of Juru Birri-Gubba people of Bowen/Ayr region in North Queensland & Erubam Le, Ugaram Le peoples of Erub and Ugar Islands, Eastern Torres Strait. She was born […]

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9:00 am — 12:00 pm

28 February — 28 February

General Event

Half Day Eco Tour – Mandingalbay Yidinji Country.

Join the NorthSite team, Matthew Stanton & the Djunbunji Land and Sea Rangers for a half-day eco-tourism experience on Mandingalbay Yidinji Country. Tour Information Imagine – gliding across Trinity Inlet past tethered yachts and wetlands into the expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef region. In the distance, rainforest clad mountains soar – […]

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Matthew Stanton standing front of his artwork

18 February, 2022

Q&A: Traditional Burning with Victor Bulmer

VICTOR BULMER — Mandingalbay Yidinji man Traditional Burns Victor Bulmer has provided an essay on Traditional Burning…

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18 February, 2022

Deep North essay by Matthew Dunne

Deep North MATTHEW DUNNE — Director at Tall Poppy Press February 2022 Deep North In Deep North, Matthew Stanton…

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Bulmba-ja digital facade displaying the artwork of Mornington Island Art

30 August, 2021

Mornington Island exhibition translated to public art at Bulmba-ja

Artworks from the recent Legacies Living On exhibition, by the artists of the Mirndiyan Gununa - Mornington Island Art Centre, have been…

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Dadang Christanto, Linkage Leakage, 1996.

15 November, 2021

Look Back Lab — 30 Years of Contemporary Art

2022 ​will mark 3 decades of innovative, independent and contemporary practice through KickArts in Cairns NorthSite is going back…

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Yandell Walton at NorthSite Gallery in Cairns

12 April, 2021

SHIFTING SURROUNDS BY YANDELL WALTON OPENS

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5 August, 2020

NorthSite is reopen stunning new exhibitions and projects

Read the full August NorthSite News here DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE The time is now  NorthSite is reopen! To say it's been a…

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