UMI ARTS is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for far North Queensland, an area that extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf of Carpentaria and Mount Isa regions.
Established in 2005, UMI Arts’ mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity. UMI Arts lives by a vision of creating connected communities strong in arts and culture.
The purpose of UMI Arts is to maintain and strengthen the identity of the Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in the region through it’s arts and cultural programs. The organisation operates a physical as well as an online retail shop where you can buy arts and gifts.
UMI Arts run workshops for it’s members and public events that can be accessed for registration via it’s website. UMI Arts are always excited to host new visitors and it’s centre is always open for a walk through or visit any day during opening hours.
Robert Tommy Pau, Lisa Michl Ko-manggén OAM, Dorothy Edwards, William Savage, Kel Williams, Melanie Hava, Paul Bong, Michael Boiyool Anning.
Image: Kel Williams, Barramundi, 2020. Wood, acrylic paint and varnish, 26 x 48cm. Photo: Lovegreen Photography. Courtesy: UMI Arts.