Bulmba-ja has been unveiled in Cairns (May 2020) - Misc. AU
Bulmba-ja has been unveiled in Cairns (May 2020)

Bulmba-ja has been unveiled in Cairns (May 2020)

“The opening night performances highlighted the unique, diverse stories and extraordinary talents of Far North Queensland artists including those who call Bulmba-ja home.”

Words by TPG Architects

TPG Architects are excited to announce this landmark cultural community asset has been unveiled in Cairns.

The Welcome Day on 29 February included performances and presentations by Henrietta Marrie, NorthSite Contemporary Arts (formerly KickArts), Yirrganydji Dancers and many others, showcasing the centre’s focus on visitor engagement with the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists and organisations.

We hope all those travelling down Abbott Street enjoy the dynamic digital screen, painting the facade in various moods night and day through the featured Indigenous artwork it showcases. The centre is designed to invite public interaction with its shady colonnades, streetfront cafe and inspiring new retail space for NorthSite leading to the galleries within. Bulmba-ja (in both Yidinji and Yirrganjdji meaning ‘home’ ) is also a hive of activity on the upper level where the arts practitioners weave their magic.

Dancers performing at the Bulmba-ja Centre of Contemporary Arts opening night.
Dancers performing at Bulmba-ja's opening night
Dancers performing at Bulmba-ja's opening night
Dancers performing at Bulmba-ja's opening night
Guests attending the opening night
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