About

Bulmba-ja is a theatre, gallery and creative development space managed by Arts Queensland.  Pronounced “BULL'M-ba-jar”, the name has a shared meaning of house or place in Yidinji and Yirrganydji languages.

Bulmba-ja plays a vital role in the Cairns arts scene, showcasing the unique stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Visitors can engage with the work of Bulmba-ja tenants JUTE Theatre Company, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Miriki Performing Arts, The Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts and Minjil.

Featured Events

Northsite | Art Market Print Edition

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17 December 2021 to 29 January 2022 This year the NorthSite Art Market celebrates the region’s unique suite of contemporary printmakers. This group exhibition involves over 28 local and Indigenous artists and studios from across Queensland resulting in a stunning collection of fine-art prints. If you’re on the lookout for some new artwork or the perfect Christmas gift, head to the NorthSite Art Market’s opening event on 16 December, 5pm start. Image: Dian Darmansjah, Vulnerable (detail), 2021, engraving and etching, 300 x 200 mm.
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Northsite | Terror Nullius Film Screening

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28 January 2022 FREE FILM. Northsite are pleased to announce a second screening date for Soda Jerk's epic mash-up 'Terror Nullius', screening in the Bulmba-ja theatre.    
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Northsite | Upside-Up

(EXHIBITION)
2 November 2021 - 29 January 2022 Upside-Up is a project that nurtured emerging Indigenous printmakers in our region. BIANCA FOSTER | BROOKE FOSTER | KASSANDRA SAVAGE | KAY WILLIAMS | SHERYL BURCHILL | RUTH SAVEKA | HEATHER TAIT    
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Meet our Tenants

Acknowledgement of Country

Arts and Heritage acknowledges the Traditional Owners and pays respects to Elders, past, present and future.