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Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey
Stories of this Land

15 November – 10 February '19

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land is the first major retrospective exhibition celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, and is delivered in partnership with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The exhibition brings together seventy works from major institutions and private lenders including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from the Rainbow Serpent children’s book and three story book films; The Rainbow Serpent (1975), The Giant Devil Dingo (1977) and The Quinkans (1982). MORE

Physical Video

30 November – 3 February '19

Physical Video features key video works from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), which focus on performance and theatricality in video art in Australia from the 1970s through to the present day. Through small gestures and modes of performance, the works in Physical Video invite audiences to think about the use of physicality to explore ideas beyond the action itself. MORE

Sean Rafferty
Cartonography: Fruit Cartons of Far North Queensland

30 November – 3 February '19

Cartonography (a combination of carton and cartography) is a project by Sydney-based artist Sean Rafferty, which involves the collection, mapping and cataloguing of Australian fruit and vegetable cartons. MORE

Cairns Art Society
71st Annual Art Exhibition

11 January – 3 February '19

The Cairns Art Society was formed in 1931 to “promote an interest in art and where possible help individual artists to achieve their aims”. Over the years the Society’s annual exhibition has become an important community event and has profiled the work of hundreds of local artists. MORE

Andrea Huelin
Everyday

18 January – 3 March '19

Andrea Huelin is a Cairns-based artist whose still-life paintings capture, with an incisive clarity and attention to detail, everyday objects that surround us in our daily lives. MORE