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September 2021

5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

24 September

Artists Talks, Opening Event

‘Beyond the Sight of Land’ & ‘longwater: fibre stories’ EXHIBITION OPENINGS

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Director Ashleigh Campbell and the NorthSite team, you are invited to attend the opening event for: - Beyond the Sight of Land by Lenore Howard - long water: fibre stories curated by Freja Carmichael Order of events: 5:00pm - long water: fibre stories curator's talk with Freja Carmichael 5:30pm - Beyond the Sight of Land artist's talk Lenore Howard 6:00pm - Welcome to Country by Carl Marun Fourmile (Yidinji) of Minjil 6:15pm -…

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10:00 am — 1:00 pm

25 September

Artists Talks, Workshop

Weaving Workshop with Delissa Walker

Delissa Walker is a Kuku Yalanji woman from the Mossman/Daintree Rainforest region of far north Queensland, who weaves traditional basketry using fibres from the endemic black palm tree. Her pieces are included in the long water: fibre stories exhibition showing at NorthSite Contemporary Arts. This practical workshop will focus on fibre skills sharing, focusing on simple weaving techniques using natural fibres. Arrive at NorthSite, Bulmba-ja 96 Abbott St, Cairns City at 9:45am for 10am start. Please use the Check In…

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Delissa Walker

February 2022

11:00 am — 1:00 pm

19 February — 19 February

Artists Talks, Conversations, General Event, Opening Event, Performance

Never So Visible and Deep North EXHIBITION OPENINGS at NorthSite

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents two photographic exhibitions: 'Never So Visible' curated by PCPA and 'Deep North' by Matthew Stanton. Join us at NorthSite at Bulmba-ja for the opening of two spectacular photographic exhibitions. This will be the premiere for Never So Visible. This exhibition, curated by Pacific Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA), proposes the importance of personal experience and investigation in photography through the inclusion of six visual artists working with the medium. Deep North, by Matthew Stanton, examines the…

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2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

19 February — 19 February

Artists Talks, Conversations, General Event

EOI Deeply Visible: Artists & Curators Panel Discussion – LIVE AUDIENCE

We talk with Vic Bulmer, Matthew Stanton, Sean Davey, Aishah Kenton & Spiro Miralis about the new photography exhibitions at NorthSite. RSVP to indicate your interest to participate in our upcoming filmed panel discussion as an audience member. Limited seats are available. Hear from Matthew Stanton (artist) and Vic Bulmer (head ecologist Djunbunji Rangers), and artists/curators Sean Davey & Aishah Kenton and Spiro Miralis in an intimate 1 hr discussion and Q&A, hosted by NorthSite gallery Director Ashleigh Campbell. Visit…

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July 2022

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

06 July — 06 July

Artists Talks, CIAF 2022, General Event

Artist Talk: Keith Wikmunea & Heather Koowootha

Join us in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja and hear from the artists behind the exhibition Yuk Wuy Min Ngantamp. NorthSite x Wik & Kugu Arts presents an exhibition by senior artists of the Apelech Clan, Heather Koowootha and Keith Wikmunea. Free Event Date: Wednesday 6 July 2022 Time: 1PM Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City 4870 Notes: Tickets are not required for the Artist Talk Exhibition Details: Yuk Wuy Min Ngantamp | 24 June…

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2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

06 July — 06 July

Artists Talks, CIAF 2022, General Event

Artist Talk: Grace Lillian Lee & Dr. Ken Thaiday Snr

Join us in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja and hear from the artists behind the exhibition 'Suggoo Pennise'. A collaboration between artist Grace Lillian Lee and artist and Elder Dr Ken Thaiday Senior (Meriam Mir people) of kinship, material culture and oral stories developed into a new large-scale artwork, Suggoo Pennise (2021) for the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10). Artist Talk Wednesday 6 July 2022 Time: 2 PM Artist Talk Sunday 10 July 2022 Time: 1 PM Location: NorthSite…

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1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

07 July — 07 July

Artists Talks, CIAF 2022, General Event

Artist Talk: REPATRIATE

Join us in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja and hear from the artists behind the exhibition Repatriate. Repatriate is a group exhibition showcasing the work of six First Nations artists: Dylan MOONEY, Dylan SARRA, Darren BLACKMAN, Kyra MANCKTELOW, Dion BEASLEY, Bernard SINGLETON Jr The artists in this show tell diverse stories from different First Nations cultures across Queensland, celebrating unique identities; owning the past to forge the future. Date: Thursday 7 July 2022 Time: 1PM Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja Arts…

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2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

07 July — 07 July

Artists Talks, CIAF 2022, General Event

Artist Talk: Bana Yirriji Art Centre

Join us in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja and hear from the artists behind the exhibition Nyungu Bubu: Stories from our Country. An exhibition by artists from Bana Yirriji Art Centre, Wujul Wujul during CIAF 2022: Anne Nunn | Faron Nunn | Alexander Baird Murphy | Betty Sykes | Josie Olbar | Sonya Creek | Lila Creek | Junibel Doughboy | Clarence Ball Date: Thursday 7 July 2022 Time: 2PM Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre 96 Abbott Street, Cairns…

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Coral forms in red, black, white and yellow on an earthy brown background. Painting and earth pigment on linen

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

09 July — 09 July

Artists Talks, CIAF 2022, General Event

Designer Talk: IndigeDesignLabs

Join us in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja and hear from the designers behind the exhibition 'Confluence: Design, Technology & Culture'. IndigeDesignLabs is an experimental Indigenous creative learning lab that seeks to introduce young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives to digital design and creative industries through the confluence of design, technology and culture. IndigeDesignLabs is a partnership between NorthSite and Indigenous design agency ingeous studios and has been supported by the John T.Reid foundation over the three years of…

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Black and white image of 9 artists from IndigeDesignLabs

August 2022

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

09 August — 09 August

Artists Talks, General Event

Conversation with the artist – Julie Poulsen

Join us at 11am on Tuesday 9th August for a morning tea event featuring the artist Julie Poulsen. JULIE POULSEN is a contemporary visual artist who lives and works in her studio north of Cairns. Julie’s ongoing quest is for new visual narratives. With her touch- elements of the everyday take on a life of their own, testaments to her delightfully unpredictable style. Julie's art now includes a series of wearable art - bags that have been designed and built…

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Julie Poulsen Artwork
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