Opening hours

Bulmba-ja is operating under restricted opening hours (subject to change).

NorthSite Contemporary Arts Gallery & Store

Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm + Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Bulmba-ja and Arts Queensland remain committed to public safety and to working with Queensland’s arts and cultural sector to manage the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.

Featured Events

Call of the Running Tide

(EXHIBITION)
20 Feb - 1 April 2021 NorthSite presents Call of the Running Tide a sculpture and multimedia group exhibition, responding to the real and dire circumstances that humanity faces due to escalating ecological and climate change. Image: Artwork: Barbara Dover, 'Adrift' (detail), Assemblage, found marine plastic disposable lighters. Photography Michael Marzik.    
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Ngamumu // For Mothers

(WORKSHOP)
2 Feb - 30 March 2021 Ngamumu Community Workshops provide mothers and their families with a thoughtful, explicit engagement into the Arts that directly responds to the needs of themselves and their babies during the first 1000 days. Each workshop series is culturally specific and targets intergenerational exchange and knowledge sharing between mothers, nanas and community.    
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JUTE Actors Studio - 2021

(WORKSHOP)
10 Feb - 8 December 2021 If you are excited about the idea of developing your acting, stage craft and ensemble work, then JUTE Actors Studio will provide you with the development of your creative capacity and deepen your understanding of acting as a professional practice.    
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To Kill a Cassowary

(THEATRE)
5 March — 13 March 2021 JUTE Theatre Company launches headfirst into 2021 with a full schedule of original theatre productions and exciting theatre programs, starting with To Kill A Cassowary, a comedy by Laurie Trott, Far North Queensland style. This locally-grown show wowed Cairns audiences who were lucky enough to see it before COVID-19 closed all theatre doors in 2020. Image: Steven Tandy as Amos    
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Artworks - IndigeDesign Lab

(EXHIBITION)
Bulmba-ja Facade Bulmba-ja in Cairns is showcasing new artworks thanks to IndigeDesign Lab participants who created these vibrant works with program partner Leigh Harris of Ingeous Studios and digital arts mentor Russell Milledge. Image - Bulmba-ja facade, design by Janice Ghee. Courtesy of Northsite.    
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SHIFTING SURROUNDS

(EXHIBITION)
13 Feb — 10 April 2021 SHIFTING SURROUNDS transforms time and space in an immersive digital landscape and projection exhibition that investigates the Anthropocene. Image: Yandell Walton, Uprise, 4 channel projection installation with sound. Sound design Michele Vescio with William Elm. Animation Tobias Edwards. Photographer Matthew Stanton.    
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Arts and Heritage acknowledges the Traditional Owners and pays respects to Elders, past, present and future.