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The 5Five


08 December — 27 January 2024

Gallery 2 | NorthSite Contemporary Arts
“Video Stills” from the short-film series ‘The most unemployed man who ever lived’ by Fletcher Glover 2023.

other showcases a variety of art forms across film, visual media, sound and text from The 5Five collective: Roderick Newbury, Doula, John DeSatge, Fletcher Glover and Tegan Koster with words by Nalisa Neuendorf.

This exhibition aims to honour and explore the diverse reflections of exhibiting artists responding to their notion of other.

A Mixed Grill performance and visual media event will close the exhibition in January, and spotlight the unique curatorial lens that is The 5Five.

other is curated by Nicholas Mills.



The 5Five was born out of the ashes of the producer-run artspace, Arthouse, which closed its Bungalow based venue in 2014. Arthouse was led by Creative Producer Nicholas Mills.

The 5Five continued the Arthouse tradition of diverse artform and artist integration, across a range of new music and performance programs, including In/Off Club (new music), Mixed Grill (multi-artform) and Sub-Merge (experimental performance/media).

At its core, The 5Five is a creative producer, physical art-space, cultural programmer and curator. It enables a broad range of artists and groups to elevate their creative practice through hands on support, critical dialogues and physical resourcing.

For the last 3 years, with a dedicated artspace, The 5Five has been nurturing a diversity of arts and performance groups including Djabugay legends The Pad Boys, who just released their debut album after 30years, the Tegan Koster Project, currently developing its ‘Shapes’ project, and First Nation’s comedian/performer Jay Wymarra, who is developing his new one-person show ‘AmaJayus’ for premier in 2024.

The year 2024 will also see The 5Five open its dedicated new gallery/studio ‘By Appointment Artspace’, and the launch of it’s annual performance and visual media program.



Accreditation logos: NorthSite, The 5Five, Creative Australia, Cairns Regional Council, Queensland Government
‘other’ is an initiative of The 5Five collective, curated by Nicholas Mills.

Tegan Koster’s ‘Shapes’ project has been supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.