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QUEEN’S LAND
BLAK PORTRAITURE-LATE 19th CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

17 May – 11 August '19

Presented in partnership with the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture explores the relationships between personal, cultural and national identity in relation to historical and contemporary portrait images by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. MORE

Naomi Hobson
Adolescent Wonderland

17 May – 11 August '19

Naomi Hobson lives and works in Coen, a remote Indigenous community in Cape York, where she plays an important role as an artist, mentor and creative inspiration. Adolescent Wonderland comprises a new body of photographic portraits that establishes new narratives around black representation, identity and gender in Coen. MORE

Resistance
Online Video work by Coen Youth

17 May – 11 August '19

The Gallery is committed to creating opportunities to provide upskilling and technical and creative support to young and emerging artists in the region. To this end we are delighted with the successful outcomes of a mentorship project delivered by Naomi Hobson to young mentees in Coen. MORE

BLACK BAMBOO
CONTEMPORARY BAMBOO FURNITURE DESIGN FROM MER

14 June – 11 August '19

Opening in June, Black Bamboo: Contemporary Bamboo Furniture Design From Mer marks the exciting conclusion of a series of workshops held with invited artists and designers from the Eastern Torres Strait island of Mer, also known as Murray Island. Using black bamboo – a culturally significant material that has been specially prepared in saltwater for several months – Meriam designers intricately crafted cabinets and furniture that are imbued with important Meriam stories. Drawing inspiration from their tiny island home, the artists and designers have produced a powerful collection of sustainable contemporary furniture. MORE