Future Exhibitions

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Sammy Baloji / Ade Adekola
Reframing The Exotic

19 March – 2 May '21

Truth and fiction, and the dissonance between imagined futures and contemporary existence are powerfully interpreted through the photographs of Sammy Baloji, a contemporary artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ade Adekola who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. Through their work each artist examines the impacts of economic imperialism and globalisation, and the devastating and consequential effects on natural resources, the environment and black communities.... MORE

2020 Archibald Prize
Art Gallery Of New South Wales Touring Exhibition

20 March – 2 May '21

Cairns Art Gallery is the exclusive Australian tour venue outside of New South Wales for the 2020 Archibald Prize, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award. MORE

Alberta Whittle
Mammmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions International

20 March – 2 May '21

This powerful installation continues the Gallery’s international research interest in complex narratives around blackness and cultural identity. MORE

YOUNG ARCHIES
In Cairns

31 March – 1 May '21

The Cairns Art Gallery invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18, who reside in the Cairns Regional Council Shire to submit a portrait for the Young Archie 2021 competition. MORE

Ritual
Ritual The Past in the Present

15 May – 22 August '21

RITUAL the past in the present extends the Gallery’s research interest in contemporary art practices that explore narratives around issues of Australian Indigenous and global black identity in the world’s tropic zone. MORE

Ritual
Beating Hearts

15 May – 22 August '21

The video works of three acclaimed artists - Michelle Derosier, Jeffrey Gibson and Terrance Houle – explore traditional rituals of American Indians and loss of cultural identity resulting from colonisation. MORE

Contemporary Indigenous Textiles

5 June – 4 September '21

This landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in Australia, presents exciting new hand-printed Indigenous textiles from remote communities across far north Australia. MORE