Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins takes to the stage

We're proud to see Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins (NorthSite Gallery Officer) take to the stage with JUTE Theatre Company’s First Nations residency program, 'Dare to Dream'. The 'Dare to Dream' program was established in 2016 by JUTE to tell the stories of First Nations people for First Nations people. 'I Gut this Feeling' is the latest initiative to come from the 'Dare to Dream' program that aims to educate and entertain audiences through its clever and comical theatre experience. Over the next 5 weeks, this production will tour to five communities on the Cape York Peninsula: Mossman SHS, Weipa W C C, Mapoon, Lockhart State School and Normanton State School. Hamish Sawyer attended the premiere performance in Cairns earlier this month. "Wonderful to attend the premiere performance of ‘Dare to Dream’ at JUTE tonight before it goes on tour to Cape communities - Jam, you’re a star". said Hamish Sawyer, NorthSite Acting Director. Congratulations Jamaylya! For more information visit: JUTE: https://jute.com.au/dare-to-dream/ ArtsHub: https://www.artshub.com.au/news/features/good-things-happen-when-the-young-dare-to-dream-2635655

Performance: Young girl (played by Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins) stands holding her green toy gecko. She looks concerned. She is wearing a pink striped pyjama set.

22 May, 2023

Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins takes to the stage

We’re proud to see Jamaylya Ballangarry-Kearins (NorthSite Gallery Officer) take to the stage with JUTE Theatre Company’s First Nations residency program, ‘Dare to Dream’. The ‘Dare to Dream’ program was […]


The top half of the image is a design of bright colours by IndigeDesign Labs for MECCA. The bottom half is a group photo of IndigeDesign Labs participants looking happy with their handmade designs and inspiration from a workshop. The text 'MECCA' is in white letters and runs in the middle of the two images.

22 May, 2023

IndigeDesign Labs x MECCA Brands

IndigeDesign Labs recently undertook a design project with Australian cosmetic retailer, MECCA Brands. This exciting design collaboration for MECCA’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan included a skills design workshop with MECCA’s […]


Three people standing in the gallery at NorthSite.

8 May, 2023

Minister visits Exploring Giant Molecules

It was a pleasure to host Queensland’s Minister for the Arts the Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP last week at NorthSite Contemporary Arts. Acting Director, Hamish Sawyer, delivered a curators talk […]


Black and White linocut print of eight turtles of different sizes swimming.

22 March, 2023

Sageraw Thonar on display at the Tableland Regional Gallery

Tableland Regional Council is hosting the travelling exhibition Sageraw Thonar — Stories from the Southeasterly Season: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Knowledge from Badu Art Centre. Sageraw Thonar was curated by […]


Three women with a pink and purple background.

8 March, 2023

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating three women who are showcasing their incredible work in the NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja: India Collins (Artist), Regi Cherini (Artist) and Tess Maunder (NorthSite […]


Hamish Sawyer points to an artwork on the gallery wall. The Hon. Minister Enoch and Francoise lane are also looking at the artworks.

3 March, 2023

Media Event

This week we had the Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, Michael Healy MP and CIAF Artistic Director Francoise Lane at NorthSite to announce the Palaszczuk government is investing an addition $1.6 […]


Digital LED screen covering the facade at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. The artwork is of 3 dugongs in white with black outlines and blue water.

19 December, 2022

Public Art From Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Vibrant marine life stories of Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands) abound through the Gab Titui Cultural Centre offering on the Bulmba-ja art centre digital façade. Featuring artworks from Moana Ahwang, […]


5 ironing boards, 2 in the front row and 3 in the back row, painted in bright pink. White collared shirts are suspended above each ironing board. Projected onto the white dress shirts is the silhouette of a 1950s quintessential housewife ironing.

16 December, 2022

On ‘Pressing Topics’

A multi-media installation of projection, sculpture, digital collage, video and sound to critically examine the unseen labour of women. Written by Melania Jack of The Ironing Maidens The Ironing Maidens […]


Katrina Iosia portrait in Cairns Dec 2022. Woman with red lipstick wears a teal coloured top with hoop earrings and palmtrees in background

8 December, 2022

NorthSite appoints Katrina Iosia as Programs Coordinator

NorthSite Contemporary Arts is thrilled to announce the appointment of Katrina Iosia in the position of Programs Coordinator. Katrina joins the team from New Zealand, where she was working mostly […]


Hamish Sawyer standing at a 45 degree angle with arms crossed. He is wearing a blue cardigan with a white collared shirt underneath.

25 November, 2022

Welcoming Hamish Sawyer

On behalf of the NorthSite Board and Artistic Director/CEO Ashleigh Campbell we are pleased to announce that Hamish Sawyer is joining the NorthSite team as Acting Director in November 2022. […]