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New name announced

Bulmba-ja (formerly Centre of Contemporary Arts), managed by Arts Queensland, has completed a $5.9 million refurbishment as part of a vision to support Far North Queensland arts and culture with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts. The centre will:

  • showcase the unique stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • provide a distinctive cultural destination for locals, visitors and tourists
  • strengthen the business of its partners, tenants and participants
  • support development and presentation of diverse arts practice with a strong focus on Indigenous performing arts.

The name Bulmba-ja (pronounced BULL-im-baa-jar), has a shared meaning of house or place in Yidinji and Yirrganydji languages.

Header image: Carl Fourmile (L) and Bernard Singleton (R) in front of their artworks which are the first two to be projected onto the Bulmba-ja LED facade. Photos: Courtesy NorthSite Contemporary Arts and Blueclick Photography.