Cairns Indigenous art fair 2022

Bana Yirriji Art Centre’s artists are busily creating a series of new artworks. They are experimenting with concepts and mediums. The artworks will be showcased in this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Exhibition. This year, the Art Fair’s exhibition theme is Masters of Country- An artistic celebration of Queensland First Peoples’ knowledge and resourcefulness of…

IACA News Goes Digital

Bana Yirriji Art Centre’s peak body IACA (Indigenous Art Centre Alliance, FNQ) has just released its latest news magazine online. Stylishly designed with a new easy scroll layout, the February 2022 edition is now available.  In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and with consideration for the unfolding pandemic IACA is moving all of its publications to online platforms. …

Indigenous Art Centre Guide for Far North Queensland

IACA’s comprehensive guide to Indigenous Art Centres in FNQ is now available as a downloadable PDF document. Learn more about the diversity of cultures and arts across this amazing region. See:

Belonging: Stories from Far North Queensland Publication

The Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) is the peak body that supports, trains, promotes and advocates for remote Queensland art centres. IACA has partnered with the National Museum of Australia (NMA) to present the exhibition Belonging; Stories from Far North Queensland in Canberra in 2022. To accompany this exhibition and coinciding with its tenth anniversary,…

Bana Yirriji Artists Shine in this year’s CIAF Fashion Performance

Earlier this year we invited amazing textile artist and designer Lynelle Flinders back to Bana Yirriji Art Centre to work with our talented artists. During Lynelle’s workshop, artists created stunning hand-painted silk fabrics which were then made into our signature kaftan range. We are so excited our artist’s beautiful fabrics were showcased in this year’s…

CIAF 2021 ‘Sacred’ Exhibition Artworks Available Online 10th November 2021 @ 6pm!

Bana Yirriji Art Centre is excited to share the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2021 program. See Our beautiful earth pigment paintings will be available via the CIAF Online Store from the 10th November until December 19. Link

Belonging Artworks Acquired by National Museum of Australia

Bana Yirriji Art Centre artist’s paintings produced during the IACA Belonging Arts Development workshops have been acquired and will be exhibited at the National Museum of Australia in 2022. We are thrilled that our artist’s artworks and important stories will be seen by national and international audiences. For more information about the Belonging Project

Daintree National Park returned to Eastern Kuku Yalanji people

Published Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 01:00 PM JOINT STATEMENT 160,000 hectares returned on path to reconciliation Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PartnershipsThe Honourable Craig Crawford Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth AffairsThe Honourable Meaghan Scanlon More…

Bana Yirriji Artists Featured: Where’s Your Permit? Exhibition

CIAF 2021 in association with Tanks Art Centre presents: Where’s Your Permit?  Bana Yirriji Art Centre is proud to announce our artists Lila Creek and Florence William’s paintings are featured in CIAF 2021 satellite exhibition: Where’s your permit? DETAILS Tanks Art Centre, Cairns 7 August to 22 August 2021 Artworks available – ABOUT Australian…

CIAF 2021: New works from Bana Yirriji artists set to feature in ‘Sacred’ exhibition

Bana Yirriji Art Centre artist’s beautiful earth pigment paintings will be featured in this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair’s SACRED exhibition. DETAILS Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Exhibition Artworks available for sale online 10th Nov – 10th Dec 2021 :