27 June, 2022

NorthSite x CIAF 2022 July Program

We’re pleased to announce the release of our CIAF x NorthSite 2022 Program. From Artist Talks to Exclusive Events here are all the dates to save in your calendar for next week. We’ve also extended opening hours in the Shop and Gallery (see bottom of page). Location: NorthSite at Bulmba-ja, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City […]


Melissa Waters, In The Pink

13 May, 2022

NorthSite x WOW Cairns

WOW Cairns 2022 was a huge success providing a strong local program that heard the voices of many women through entertaining and conversation-provoking events. In the lead up to WOW Cairns, held at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre from Friday 13 to Saturday 14 May 2022, NorthSite assisted in the development of 2 spectacular exhibitions which will […]


1/2 Sea Urchin Ceramic Sculpture with a vibrant red glase inner and an organic outer

1 June, 2022

Ceramicist Kim Nolan is selected for Unleashed 2022

Congratulations to Kewarra Beach-based artist Kim Nolan who will be exhibiting work in Unleashed 2022 at Artisan, the home of Queensland Craft and Design, situated in Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Unleashed is a longstanding biennial exhibition project, drawing together a select cohort of early-career Queensland craft and design practitioners and launching their careers. Exploring the convergence […]


30 May, 2022

The ‘m e r i’ project presented at BNE Powerhouse

NorthSite is delighted to announce that the ‘m e r i’ project by Wendy Mocke will be reinvigorated at Brisbane Powerhouse from the 25th May to 25 June 2022 presented by WOW (Women of the World) Australia. The ‘m e r i’ project, was first presented on Gimuy Walubara Yindiji country and Yirrganydji country through […]


Matthew Stanton standing front of his artwork

18 February, 2022

Q&A: Traditional Burning with Victor Bulmer

VICTOR BULMER — Mandingalbay Yidinji man Traditional Burns Victor Bulmer has provided an essay on Traditional Burning practices, giving content to the artworks within Matthew Stanton’s exhibition Deep North. Objectives and outcomes for managing land through traditional burning practices. Why? Regerminate native species with the heat of the fire being required to germinate the seeds. […]


18 February, 2022

Deep North essay by Matthew Dunne

Deep North MATTHEW DUNNE — Director at Tall Poppy Press February 2022 Deep North In Deep North, Matthew Stanton challenges viewers to consider the scale of ecology and our own assumptions about the landscape. Awash in meticulous colour, the images are often landscapes containing damage and decay. Even some images of relatively undamaged forest, or […]


Bulmba-ja digital facade displaying the artwork of Mornington Island Art

30 August, 2021

Mornington Island exhibition translated to public art at Bulmba-ja

Artworks from the recent Legacies Living On exhibition, by the artists of the Mirndiyan Gununa – Mornington Island Art Centre, have been translated into magnificent public artwork, visible day and night on the Bulmba-ja facade. This extensive body of work from twelve contemporary Lardil and Kaiadilt artists articulates the intertwined dreaming and storylines of both […]


Dadang Christanto, Linkage Leakage, 1996.

15 November, 2021

Look Back Lab — 30 Years of Contemporary Art

2022 ​will mark 3 decades of innovative, independent and contemporary practice through KickArts in Cairns. NorthSite is going back through the archives and working with key writers and artists to collate a major publication and exhibition series to mark the occasion. We are attempting to contact all 5000+ people who’ve shaped the organisation and been […]


Yandell Walton at NorthSite Gallery in Cairns

12 April, 2021



Billy Miss Bulmnba-ja Digital Facade public artwork

19 September, 2021

Billy Missi’s Torres Straight designs translated to light at Bulmba-ja

Billy Missi was undoubtedly one of the Torres Strait’s most prolific and respected artists, working at the start of the 21st Century from the island base of Moa, drawing inspiration and cultural guidance from his homlands of Mabuaig and leveraging his practice from a new base in Cairns, prior to his early passing in 2014. […]