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Bubble O'Bill ice cream wrapper embroidery on cotton and framed in a timber box frame

Regi Cherini

Sweet Nostalgia

23.01.2023 — 11.03.2023

Digital LED screen covering the facade at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. The artwork is of 3 dugongs in white with black outlines and blue water.

Moana Ahwang | George Gabey | Laura De Jersey | Jimmy K Thaiday

Gab Titui | Bulmba-ja Facade

16.12.2022 — 31.01.2023

BUNDA ART | Wild Charm Jewellery | KATE HUNTER | Paul Lester | Lexi Di Cora | Breath and Essence | Ed Koumans | JULIE POULSEN | Hannah Parker | AKIKO HANAZAKI | Far North Studio | Kim Nolan | Lois Hayes | Julie McEnerNy | PEARL AND SALTY PLUM | Tegan Koster

NorthSite Art Market | Christmas Cubes

18.11.2022 — 28.01.2023

copper wire shaped onto an organic form

Sixfold Project


18.11.2022 — 28.01.2023


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6:00 pm — 8:30 pm

03 February — 03 February

India Collins and Regi Cherini exhibitions, image of red weaving and embroidery marzipan.

Opening Event

Opening of ‘e VULVA lution’ by India Collins and ‘Sweet Nostalgia’ by Regi Cherini

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Acting Director Hamish Sawyer, Director Ashleigh Campbell and the NorthSite team, you are invited to attend the opening event of 'e VULVA lution' […]


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

31 January — 31 January

General Event

Life Drawing Cairns

The long-running Life Drawing Cairns is inviting new people to register interest to attend the Tuesday night classes. Life Drawing Cairns is a friendly and informal weekly gathering for people […]


10:00 am — 4:00 pm

21 January — 21 January

Artists Talks, Conversations, Performance, Workshop

Supercut Artist Talks and Workshops

Looking for an injection of art inspiration for 2023? Want idea's on getting your arts practice humming in this new year? Want to meet likeminded artists and see how you […]



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Digital LED screen covering the facade at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. The artwork is of 3 dugongs in white with black outlines and blue water.

19 December, 2022

Public Art From Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Vibrant marine life stories of Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands) abound through the Gab Titui Cultural Centre offering on the Bulmba-ja…


5 ironing boards, 2 in the front row and 3 in the back row, painted in bright pink. White collared shirts are suspended above each ironing board. Projected onto the white dress shirts is the silhouette of a 1950s quintessential housewife ironing.

16 December, 2022

On ‘Pressing Topics’

A multi-media installation of projection, sculpture, digital collage, video and sound to critically examine the unseen labour of…


Katrina Iosia portrait in Cairns Dec 2022. Woman with red lipstick wears a teal coloured top with hoop earrings and palmtrees in background

8 December, 2022

NorthSite appoints Katrina Iosia as Programs Coordinator

NorthSite Contemporary Arts is thrilled to announce the appointment of Katrina Iosia in the position of Programs Coordinator Katrina…


Hamish Sawyer standing at a 45 degree angle with arms crossed. He is wearing a blue cardigan with a white collared shirt underneath.

25 November, 2022

Welcoming Hamish Sawyer

On behalf of the NorthSite Board and Artistic Director/CEO Ashleigh Campbell we are pleased to announce that Hamish Sawyer is joining the…


Four people around a white rectangle table. The person on the left is standing wearing a navy blue shirt with the text Wik & Kugu Arts Centre, beside him stands a woman wearing a white cardigan, beside her is a man sitting on an office chair with a black shirt and cap and beside him is a man wearing a grey shirt with the text Spinners, a black cap and glasses. All people are smiling and looking at the camera. There is a table infront of them with a detailed black and white print.

21 October, 2022

New creative space

You may have heard the buzz NorthSite and our friends at InkMasters are excited to have been through a process of transition recently, with…


copper wire shaped onto an organic form

7 October, 2022

Upcoming exhibition insights

Andrea Huelin takes us inside the studios of the collective group Sixfold Project to delve into their upcoming exhibition, Meanwhile,…