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Melanie Hava. Image is a long painting stretching round three black walls. Painting is of colourful tropical Far North Queensland rainforest.

Exhibition review: Melanie Hava: Bugan Mungan, Cairns Art Gallery

A must-see nine-metre long painting by one of Tropical North Queensland’s celebrated artists.

CIAF. A woman in a Vote 'Yes' T-shirt, grey denim jacket and darker grey trousers, stands in front of an orange and white painting and points at a blue painting, while a man with his back to us films her on his phone camera.

Attendance level underscores Indigenous art fair's social and economic impact

A new report on the performance of the 2023 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair unpacks its significance, and a new theme…


Exhibition review: Heather Wunjarra Koowootha, Cairns Art Gallery

Moving away from her hallmark lithographs to the flora of her Peoples and Country, Koowootha's new series is a must-see.

Education & Student News

Dismay as James Cook University proposes closure of creative arts in North Queensland

Artists, academics and creative communities fear the loss of one of the region's only university qualification in creative arts.


Theatre review: Higher Faster Louder, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Queensland

Take to the skies in a play based on the experiences of one of the world’s first female commercial pilots.


'In 2023, CIAF is a movement'

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair displays the breadth and depth of First Nations engagement under the helm of Artistic Director…


Circus review: The Wet, Cairns Performing Arts Centre

A First Nations led ensemble turns to the force and beauty of nature for its inspiration.


Circus review: From Old Things, Circa Cairns

Marvels from a First Nations-led, Cairns-based contemporary circus.

exhibition ceramics at Cairns Art Gallery

Exhibition review: SIXTY

Touring exhibition of ceramics offers snapshot, rather than focusing on chronicling history.


Australia's largest sustainable public art commission

Australia’s largest sustainable public art work will be installed at Barangaroo. We spoke with the artists from the Erub about…

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