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Perspectives

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Yandell Walton at NorthSite Gallery in Cairns

12 April, 2021

SHIFTING SURROUNDS BY YANDELL WALTON OPENS

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5 August, 2020

NorthSite is reopen stunning new exhibitions and projects

Read the full August NorthSite News here DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE The time is now.  NorthSite is reopen! To say it’s been a challenging road over these past years is an understatement – but we’re demonstrating that bold ideas and determination pay off. Just keep swimming! Following a long renovation, a short two-week period of reopening at […]

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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. […]

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7 April, 2020

FUNDING and THE AUSTRALIAN ARTS SECTOR IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Dear Arts Friends The last weeks have been massive for the arts in Australia, with widespread announcements of closures, job losses, program changes, cancellations, funding redeployments, ministerial roundtables, and notification of the major Australia Council of the Arts’ multiyear organisational funding program, which has seen many much-loved arts companies missing out or being defunded as […]

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18 March, 2020

NORTHSITE CLOSES GALLERIES, SHOP and SWITCHES ONLINE COVID:19

Good morning. As we take all precautions to keep our staff, artists and audiences safe and supported at this time, we will not be opening the doors to NorthSite at Bulmba-ja today and will not be physically open to the public again, until after an inevitable period of greater disruption to everyday life and the […]

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NorthSite Store

17 March, 2020

UPDATE: NORTHSITE ACTIONS ON COVID-19 to 17 March 2020.

We want to wish you all the best at this time and provide an update on the measures we are taking in the best interest of our artists and audiences in these uncertain times. On 2 March, we re-opened our doors to the public following Arts Queensland’s renovation, and the opening of Bulmba-ja on 29 […]

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