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September 2020

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

24 September — 21 November

Artists Talks

Rite of Passage Online Artist Talks

As travel and gatherings have become less accessible this year, we bring you online discussions with the artists in Rite of Passage as they discuss their artworks and their practice with curator Shannon Brett. Tune in each week and share with those you think should hear. Rite of Passage is a visionary group exhibition that developed as a response to the significance of the year 2020 – 250 years since James Cook first landed in Australia.  The exhibition aims to…

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December 2020

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

05 December — 05 December

Artists Talks

Conversation: Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour.

Join QAGOMA Project Officer Henri Van Noordenburg in conversation on the 1st day of 'Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection on Tour' Experience the exhibition and hear Henri discuss the practices and processes behind the exhibition and artist, from concept to completion and everything in between. As the format of this event is conversational, there will be time for Q & A throughout the talk. Come along, bring a friend! Pre-registration essential via Eventbrite. ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection on Tour’ is a…

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April 2021

1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

01 April

Artists Talks

Project ‘m e r i’ | Performance and Opening – POSTPONED

To commemorate the opening of the 'm e r i' project, creative thinker and playwright Wendy Mocke performs a verbatim response to the photographic images and powerful stories shared by the women of Papua New Guinean heritage within the exhibition. Join these women and Wendy Mocke for an afternoon of conversation and celebration. Performance from 1:30pm (15 minute duration)

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May 2021

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

08 May — 08 May

Artists Talks

Artist Talk with Donna Davis and special guest Prof.Darren Crayn Director Australian Tropical Herbarium

Join Artist Donna Davis and Prof. Darren Crayn, Director Australian Tropical Herbarium to discuss her exhibition' When a Tree Falls' NorthSite Contemporary Arts Invites you to walk through Donna Davis's exhibition, When a Tree Falls with the artist, discuss her artworks in concept and presentation. This playful yet reflective exhibition speaks of climate-induced flora displacement, hidden ecological players and the human; exploring imagined ecological-adaptations, ecological hierarchies and the idea of kin. The works respond to current artist-residencies embedded within state…

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12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

08 May — 08 May

Artists Talks, General Event

Artist Talk with Kate Robertson and special Guest Chief Alex Dawia

Join Artist Kate Robertson and Chief Alex Dawia to discuss her exhibition Kuna Siuwai Pokong - Medicinal plants from Siwai About this event NorthSite Contemporary Arts Invites you to walk through Kate Robertson's exhibition, Kuna Siuwai Pokong - Medicinal plants from Siwai with the artist, discuss her artworks in discuss her artworks in concept and presentation. This exhibition chronicles plants and their medicinal properties from the Siwai region of Bougainville Island, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, through photographic…

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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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