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October 2020

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

09 October — 28 November


Rose Rigley Performances – every Friday

ROSE RIGLEY Object Performances Witness artist Rose Rigley sort through sentimental items from her mother's archive, within the NorthSite exhibition space each Friday during the exhibition. Exhibition runs: 2 OCTOBER — 5 DECEMBER 2020 | Performances Fridays 10am - 12pm & 1pm -3pm. 9th October 16th October 23rd October 30th October 6th November 20th November "OBJECT is a collaborative project which asked the community to provide their keepsakes as the basis for the drawings and artworks in this exhibition. The…


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…


10:00 am — 5:00 pm

11 December

Art Market

NorthSite Art Market – Ceramic Edition

NorthSite Art Market - Ceramic Edition  Location: Gallery 2 Dates: 11 – 24 December 2020 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm + Saturdays 10am – 1pm   Market Day - Saturday 12 December 10am – 1pm Beats by Jelly Oshen. Coffee and tasty treats on offer. A chance to collect unique one-of-a-kind ceramic platters made by local artists, Lenore Howard, Jenny Valmadre, Rose Rigley, Geoff Dixon, Andrea Huelin, Arone Meeks, Julie Poulsen, Ed Koumans, Robyn Baker, Napoleon Oui &…


February 2021

1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

27 February

Opening Event

Call of the Running Tide ~ Opening Event

EXCLUSIVE OPENING EVENT OPPORTUNITY. GREAT NEWS! NorthSite has limited spaces available to an exhibition opening event for Call of the Running Tide. When: Saturday 27th February 2021 Time: 1-3 PM Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, NorthSite events adhere to directions and rules put in place by the Queensland Government. This is strictly a ticketed event. Attendees must register via Eventbrite (see link below) to take up this wonderful opportunity. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/call-of-the-running-tide-opening-event-tickets-142448502305  1:00 pm arrival at Bulmba-ja, NorthSite Contemporary Arts 2:00 pm Welcome…


March 2021

10:00 am — 12:00 pm

18 March

Training, Workshop

Call of the Running Tide ~ Weaving Workshop with Artist Rosey Cummings

Convergence (2019-21), Rosey Cummings, washed up mooring rope - deconstructed, woven using twining technique, photography Rosey Cummings During this workshop Rosey will discuss the evolution of her weaving and fibre arts practice including use of materials – particularly re-purposed found beach rope, concepts and her response to the natural environment. At the workshop you will learn the basic skills of string making and coiling which will enable you to begin to develop and explore your own creations and style. This…


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)


2:00 am — 8:00 pm

02 April

Training, Workshop

Yandell Walton 3 Day Masterclass ~ Projection Art

3 Day Masterclass with Projection Artist Yandell Walton Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th APRIL 2021 (Easter Holidays). Host: Cairns State High School Limited Numbers Click here to participate This Masterclass is aimed at practising visual contemporary artists, seeking to further their skills and grow their practice for a gallery or public art context. Some experience working with projection is beneficial. You will be required to bring a working laptop that can run the current Adobe Creative Suite to use…


May 2021

6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

07 May — 07 May

Opening Event

Exhibition Opening Donna Davis ‘When A Tree Falls’ & Kate Robertson ‘Kuna Siuwai Pokong – Medicinal Plants from Siwai’

The Board of NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Acting Director Michael Marzik and staff welcome you to attend the opening event for Donna Davis When A Tree Falls & Kate Robertson Kuna Siuwai Pokong - Medicinal Plants from Siwai. Friday 07 May 2021 6:00 pm Arrival at Bulmba-ja, NorthSite Contemporary Arts 6:30 pm Welcome to Country by Carl Fourmile of Minjil 6:45 pm Opened by Ashleigh Campbell Director NorthSite Contemporary Arts Bar will be open from 6:00 pm Click here to RSVP…


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…


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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