A: Bulmba-ja, 96 Abbott St, Cairns QLD

P: +61 7 4050 9496



In 2020, NorthSite Contemporary Arts (formerly KickArts) relaunched within Bulmba-ja Arts Centre (formerly Centre of Contemporary Arts) in Cairns. As one of few longstanding, independent contemporary visual arts institutions north of Brisbane, the company has a proud track record, demonstrating resilience and excellence over decades, championing artists of the north and presenting boundary-pushing programs through an experimental ethos relevant to a wide region.

NorthSite works across disciplines in visual art, craft, design, sound, performance and screen media, and in collaboration with individual artists, Indigenous Art Centres, galleries, touring bodies and independent arts collectives and companies to realise dynamic exhibitions and programs; often presenting a diversity of contemporary work unseen elsewhere in Australia. Keep an eye and ear tuned to the north over the coming years as NorthSite reveals a refreshed strategic vision that puts contemporary artists of the North at the forefront and in dialogue with artists and ideas relevant to the wide neighbouring Asia Pacific region.

Membership helps NorthSite’s not for profit company thrive and allows for the formation of additional community initiatives. Friends of NorthSite receive invitations to special events and activities and discounts on programs and in the NorthSite Store and online, plus enhanced professional development opportunities for artists throughout the year.


  • Cafe
  • Gallery shop
  • Theatre/screening room
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes


Lenore Howard: Beyond the Sight of Land

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents work by Lenore Howard.

Yandell Walton: Shifting Surrounds

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents work by Yandell Walton.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents work by Patricia Piccinini.

Group Exhibition: Rite of Passage

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents a group exhibition.