Established in 2002, the Precinct is offering unique Indigenous experiences including the Menmuny Museum, the Yarrabah Arts Centre and a rainforest boardwalk, featuring the beautiful Cairns Fan Palm (guided tour can be requested). The precinct showcases Aboriginal culture, art, identity and history through authentic handmade pottery, painting, woven baskets, placemats and textiles.
The Arts Centre is a dynamic space for local artists to undertake the many local art forms and cultural activities including ceramics, painting, weaving, arts and craft, textiles. Well known for its pottery, the Arts Centre continues to produce outstanding ceramics and is increasing its presence in the Indigenous art scene with several exhibitions.
The Art Centre continues to increase its national and international profile in the Indigenous market, strengthening local economic development and is available for bookings by the public or community service agencies to engage in or facilitate arts or cultural activity programs.
The Art Centre has a retail outlet and gallery exhibiting locally made art and merchandise for sale to the public as well as the commissioning of works on request. The artists also create artworks to support public art in the Yarrabah Community and the Yarrabah Shire Council.
NorthSite Contemporary Arts acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, make and trade. We also acknowledge that Indigenous cultural and intellectual property exists within aspects of the gallery’s activities.
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