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June 2021

6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

15 June — 15 June

Conversations

NorthSite Panel Discussion ART + SCIENCE Communicating Climate Change

We have an exciting panel discussion available to watch today at 6pm. Tune in as we unpack the complexities in communicating climate change with a diverse panel of experts for Art + Science: Yandell Walton, Katie Chartrand, Lisa Law, Lucas Cernusak, Andy Ridley and Torres Webb. In this panel discussion, facilitated by Adam Stephens, the panel discuss climate change and unpack the messages behind Yandell Walton’s exhibition Shifting Surrounds. Art + Science - Communicating Climate Change Watch it from 6pm…

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6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

17 June

Conversations

NorthSite Panel Discussion Examining the Art & Science behind the exhibition ‘When a Tree Falls’ by Donna Davis

Can art inform, convey and reach an audience to make a change and take action? Join the discussion and let us know your thoughts as we examine the art and science behind Donna Davis’ exhibition When a Tree Falls. A special thank you to the following panelists, sponsors, and supporters for making this possible: Donna Davis– Independent Artist | Exhibition 'When a Tree Falls' Professor Darren Crayn – Director, Australian Tropical Herbarium Dr Amy Zanne – George Washington University Adjunct…

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July 2021

10:30 am — 12:30 pm

01 July

Opening Event

Tommy Pau Opening Event

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Director and Staff, you are invited to attend the opening event WHEN: Thursday 1 July 2021 10:30am - 12.30pm WHERE: Bulmba-Ja 96 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870 Australia Welcome to Country by Carl Fourmile of Minjil Artist Talk by Robert Tommy Pau Special Guest Speaker Bakoi Nomak Choir sing ‘Coming of the Light’ song followed by a prayer by Sam Bana Light refreshments will be provided We hope to see you there! All…

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Robert Tommy Pau exhibition invitation

August 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

17 August

Opening Event

Mornington Island Artists – Legacies Living On – Painting in the Gallery

POSTPONED   Mirndiyan Gununa | Mornington Island Art Centre Exhibition Legacies Living On Activity: Painting in Gallery 1 Mornington Island Artists will be painting in the main gallery during CIAF. Day 1 Tues 17 AUG 1st Session 10-12pm 12-12.30 Break (Lunch) 2nd Session 12.30 - 2.30pm 2.30-3pm (Afternoon Tea) 3rd Session 3-5pm Day 2 Wed 18 AUG 1st Session 10-12pm 12-12.30 Break (Lunch) 2nd Session 12.30 - 2.30pm 2.30-3pm (Afternoon Tea) 3rd Session 3-5pm Visit the gallery, meet the artists, have…

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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

November 2021

5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

19 November

Opening Event

The ‘m e r i’ project | Exhibition Opening

The Board of NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Director Ashleigh Campbell and staff invite you to attend the opening event The ‘ m e r i’ project by Wendy Mocke. 5:45 PM — Arrive at Bulmba-ja, NorthSite Contemporary Arts 6:00 PM — Welcome to Country by Carl Marun Fourmile (Yidinji) of Minjil 6:15 PM — The official opening of  The ‘m e r i’ project Hear from artist Wendy Mocke Officially opened by Aunty Olive Tau Davis Later — Music by Papua…

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Nana, 2019, c-type photograph

10:00 am — 1:00 pm

20 November

Workshop

Weaving Workshop | The ‘m e r i’ project

NorthSite Contemporary Arts is pleased to invite you to attend the weaving workshop by Rosemary Omundsen. This workshop is in conjunction with Wendy Mocke's exhibition The 'm e r i' project. Rosemary Omundsen shares her coconut leaves weaving techniques in a 3hr workshop at NorthSite Contemporary Arts. 10 AM — Arrive at Bulmba-ja, NorthSite Contemporary Arts Please RSVP by 18 November 2021 using the link below. Cost: $45.00 Tickets are valid for 1 person only, if you would like RSVP…

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Woven mat by Rosemary Omundsen

December 2021

5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

03 December

Opening Event, Performance

Film Screening | TERROR NULLIUS by Soda Jerk

As part of the Just Not Australian exhibition, NorthSite Contemporary Arts will be screening TERROR NULLIUS by Soda Jerk. MA 15 + | 54mins TERROR NULLIUS is in conjunction with the exhibition Just Not Australian showing at NorthSite Contemporary Arts. Presented in partnership with End Credits Film Club. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable that offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plotlines of…

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Soda Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS

January 2022

10:00 am — 1:00 pm

17 January — 22 January

General Event, Workshop

Postponed | APT10 Kids On Tour comes to NorthSite

POSTPONED Due to the current impact of coronavirus cases within our region, we have postponed the APT10 Kids On Tour workshops. We endeavour to bring these workshops to the gallery in April 2022. APT10 Kids on Tour includes activities developed in collaboration with artists Shannon Novak (Aotearoa New Zealand), Phuong Ngo (Australia), Syagini Ratna Wulan (Indonesia), Jamilah Haji (Thailand), Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts (Bangladesh) and Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand / Australia). Phuong Ngo’s collage activity Pattern Exchange 2021 is informed…

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3 people sitting at a table and assembling patterns as part of APT10 Kids On Tour
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