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Perspectives

9 August, 2022

Careers: Programs Coordinator

DOWNLOAD POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position title: Programs Coordinator Category of employment: Permanent Full-Time Reports to: Artistic Director/CEO Closing date: 08.09.2022   NORTHSITE CONTEMPORARY ARTS NorthSite is a leading contemporary art gallery located within the Cairns CBD. Each year, NorthSite engages with over 300 artists to deliver exhibitions and programs to Far North Queensland and beyond. […]

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Projection art in the NorthSite Gallery by Yandell Walton. A wave is on the left wall and on the back wall is a juice bottle floating in the water. A countdown time is in the midde illuminating the walls in red.

8 August, 2022

2023 — 2024 Program Call Out

NorthSite is a leading contemporary art gallery working with over 300 artists each year to deliver exhibitions and programs to the Cairns region and beyond. In 2021 NorthSite delivered over 20 exhibitions and over 100 programs. The NorthSite team have extensive knowledge and connections within the arts industry to support artists achieve their goals wherever […]

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NorthSite Gallery at Bulmba-ja

27 June, 2022

Repatriate essay by Carol McGregor

“The constructed nature of history and of identification is arbitrary, not fixed, but open to new possibilities of meaning and identification.”1 Repatriate brings together four artists who met and study together at the Queensland College of Art’s (QCA) Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) program, Griffith University, Brisbane alongside collective members Dion Beasley and Cairns (Gimuy) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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India Collins presenting her artist concept

13 May, 2022

NorthSite x SITUATE 22-23 | Lab 2

In May 2022, NorthSite Director Ashleigh Campbell ventured to lutruwita/Tasmania with Queensland artist India Collins and the cohort of Australian artists, provocateurs and partner organizations for part 2 of the Situate 22-23 program. Ashleigh and India met with producers, examining festival models and modes of production and worked through the development of a major new […]

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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 […]

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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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