A blured image of a rain-forest with text that reads "Mornington Island Art, Selina Kudo, Euan Macleod & Geoff Dixon, Anastasia Klose, Annika Harding, Vernon Ah Kee, Gab Titui Cultural Centre, Jill Chism, Luke Aleksandrow, i object"

17 November, 2023

2024 Exhibition Program

NorthSite Contemporary Arts is excited to announce its 2024 exhibition calendar. Next year’s exhibition program celebrates the breadth and diversity of practice in Far North Queensland, in dialogue with artists […]


A white wall with hanging material in white, natural colours and fluro yellow. A small object sits on the ground next to this artwork.

19 September, 2023

I am the jellyfish; I am not the jellyfish

Words: Douglas Rushkoff   By calling this collection of exhibitions “Future Nostalgia”, Charlotte Haywood and her collaborators playfully yet soulfully suggest that we might not realize what we’ve got til […]


A woman standing in a room looking at a projection of scuba divers. In the still image of the film, there are several letters 'n, g, f, p, r' that the divers are moving around the ocean floor.

19 September, 2023

Planetary Gestures travels to Melbourne

Planetary Gestures was exhibited at NorthSite Contemporary Arts earlier this year. Curated by Tess Maunder, the exhibition explores ideas surrounding ecological systems, ancient knowledge, celestial blueprints and tidal movements across […]


NorthSite's Programs Coordinator speaking with several students in the gallery.

18 September, 2023

Careers: Programs Coordinator

DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position title: Programs Coordinator Category of employment: Permanent, full-time Salary: $65,000 per annum, plus superannuation Locations: NorthSite Contemporary Arts (96 Abbott St Cairns 4870) and NorthSite […]


A women with an orange shirt speaks with a an in a white shirt in a gallery store. There is a counter between them with jewellery and sculptural objects sitting on glass shelves.

18 September, 2023

Careers: Retail Assistant

DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position title: Retail Assistant Category of employment: Permanent, part-time Renumeration: $26.18/hour weekdays; $32.73/hour Saturdays. Hours: 4 weekdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (with 30 min break) […]


Three mono prints on a black wall.

13 September, 2023

Artists’ Residency

NorthSite will host four senior artists from Moa Arts during a month-long residency at NorthSite Art Studios. David Bosun, Solomon Booth, Fiona Mosby and Paula Savage will be participating in […]


A text based image with the text "Queensland Regional Art Awards Responding to the theme perspective. Total prize pool over $140,000 across 10 award categories. Enter Now. 2023 QRAA. Hosted by Flying Arts Alliance inc. Connecting Queensland to the arts".

11 September, 2023

2023 Queensland Regional Art Awards

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland hosted by Flying Arts Alliance. […]


An artist with short grey hair wearing glasses and a black apron is working at a printing table. An artwork on paper is draped over the printing press.

6 September, 2023

Free Studio Access, Express Your Interest!

NorthSite is excited to announce our new Studio Access Program for local Artists. The first program will launch at the end of October and run until early December 2023. We […]


Acrylic on canvas. Abstract shapes on a grey background.

28 August, 2023

Claudine Marzik’s Undara Paintings

Words: Ross Searle The opportunity to write about Claudine Marzik’s impressive art practice is indeed a pleasure. On first seeing her work I was impressed by its refined but energetic […]


An artwork projected on the floor with a person standing in the background. Projected lights are blue and green.

24 August, 2023

Artists’ selected for Cairns Festival ‘Reef Lights’

Part of Cairns Festival 2023, ‘Reef Lights – Where The Rainforest Meets The Reef‘ will illuminate the Cairns Esplanade from this Friday (25 August) until Sunday 3 September showing from […]