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Bulmba-ja

(formerly Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns)

New name announced

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

About the centre

Bulmba-ja (formerly Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns), managed by Arts Queensland, is a theatre, gallery and creative development space that plays a vital role in the thriving Cairns arts scene. Read more...

Contact us

Bulmba-ja (formerly Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns) is located at 96 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870. Read more...

Latest news

New name, new artworks and new vision for Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

The $5.9 million refurbishment for the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns (CoCA) will see the cultural facility re-open with a new name and new vision. Read more...
15 Jan 2020

Queensland Government seeks new First Nations performing arts initiatives

The Palaszczuk Government is calling for proposals for new contemporary First Nations performing arts initiatives that can be presented at the new Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns. Read more...
15 Mar 2019

Striking design unveiled for Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

A vibrant digital facade showcasing work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Far North Queensland will be the centrepiece of a refurbished Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA) Cairns. Read more...
22 Dec 2018

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