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Rhonda Duncan

Vision of Dreams

16.09.2022 — 29.10.2022

Elizabeth Hunter

il cranio carta

09.09.2022 — 05.11.2022

Young girl creating a flag design on an interative screen.

Shannon Novak | Phuong Ngo | Syagini Ratna Wulan | Jamilah Haji | Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts | Vipoo Srivilasa

APT10 Kids On Tour

03.09.2022 — 29.10.2022

Amy Loogatha | Elsie Gabori | Dolly Loogatha | Ethel Thomas | Dorothy Gabori | Agnes Kohler | Joelene Roughsey | Amanda Gabori | Betty Williams | Roxanne Thomas | Renee Wilson | John Williams

Mornington Island Art: Legacies Living On

24.06.2022 — 30.10.2022


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3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

23 September — 23 September

Artists Talks, Conversations, General Event

Artist Talk | Carbon_Dating

Join Artists Keith Armstrong, Daniele Constance, Donna Davis and Delissa Walker to discuss the underlying concepts and experimental nature of the Carbon_Dating project; exploring collaborations, process and native grasses. Date: 23 September 2022 Time: 3PM — 4PM Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City 4870 For more information about the Carbon_Dating project visit: […]


5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

15 September — 15 September

General Event, Training, Workshop

Creative Business Champions Information Session

Join us in the NorthSite gallery for an information session delivered by RASN Creative Business Champions. Creative Business Champions, supported by the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Services Network, is a free online professional guidance service to support employment pathways and career sustainability for Queensland’s arts workers. Business Champions provide expertise and guidance through […]


8:00 pm — 9:00 pm

09 September — 09 September

General Event, Opening Event, Workshop

Elizabeth Hunter’s Guided Meditation

Join Elizabeth Hunter in an exclusive guided meditation experience within the gallery at NorthSite. 8 — 9 PM | 9 September 2022 — Meet in the Main Gallery Room for an exclusive guided meditation experience.   Get Your Ticket | $16.91   This event coinsides with the opening exhibition 'il cranio carta' by Elizabeth Hunter. […]



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30 September, 2022

Careers: Acting Director

DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position title: Acting Director Category of employment: 1 year contract, full-time…


31 August, 2022

Illuminate FNQ Indigenous Science Festival

NorthSite recently partnered to support an Art Science Talk event for the inaugural illuminate FNQ Indigenous Science Festival The…


26 August, 2022

SUPERCUT x Robert Tommy Pau

In July 2022, Robert Tommy Pau's artwork, titled 'Time', was presented on a billboard along the Bruce Highway as part of NorthSite's…


9 August, 2022

Careers: Programs Coordinator

DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position title: Programs Coordinator Category of employment: Permanent Full-Time Reports to:…


Projection art in the NorthSite Gallery by Yandell Walton. A wave is on the left wall and on the back wall is a juice bottle floating in the water. A countdown time is in the midde illuminating the walls in red.

8 August, 2022

2023 — 2024 Program Call Out

NorthSite is a leading contemporary art gallery working with over 300 artists each year to deliver exhibitions and programs to the Cairns…


NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja

27 June, 2022

Repatriate essay by Carol McGregor

"The constructed nature of history and of identification is arbitrary, not fixed, but open to new possibilities of meaning and…