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Ben Quilty
The Entangled Landscape

12 December – 13 March '21

Ben Quilty is a masterful social commentator and narrator of extremes. He is internationally regarded as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and has won many of Australia’s most coveted art awards, including the Archibald Prize in 2011 and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2009. MORE

Albert Namatjira
And the Hermannsburg School

12 December – 13 March '21

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Australia witnessed the rise of an important and unprecedented modern art movement led by Central Australian Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959). MORE

Buhlebezwe Siwani
Dedisa Ubumnyama (Turn the darkness away)

15 January – 10 March '21

Buhlebezwe Siwani was born in 1987 and lives and works between Amsterdam and Cape Town. Her art practice explores issues around intergenerational trauma experienced in contemporary South Africa. MORE

2021 FNQ Contemporaries exhibition

5 February – 13 March '21

Artists: Lou DERRY • Janet FIELDHOUSE • Mahar GOROSPE-LOCKIE • Naomi HOBSON • Lenore HOWARD • Catherine (Kate) HUNTER • Anastasia KLOSE • Walter R. LUI • Arone MEEKS • Roland NANCARROW • Francesca ROSA • Johannes SCHOUTEN • Jimmy John THAIDAY • Jason WEGGER • Philomena YEATMAN MORE

Jennifer Valmadre

6 February – 21 March '21

Jennifer Valmadre is a Cairns-based artist who skilfully works across a range of media, including ceramics, sculpture and encaustic painting. Continuum spans seventeen years of her art practice and focuses on three works in the Permanent Collection of the Cairns Art Gallery. MORE