About

Bulmba-ja is a theatre, gallery and creative development space managed by Arts Queensland.  Pronounced “BULL'M-ba-jar”, the name has a shared meaning of house or place in Yidinji and Yirrganydji languages.

Bulmba-ja plays a vital role in the Cairns arts scene, showcasing the unique stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Visitors can engage with the work of Bulmba-ja tenants JUTE Theatre Company, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Miriki Performing Arts, The Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts and Minjil.

Featured Events

NorthSite | Nyungu Bubu: Stories from our Country

(EXHIBITION)
29 June - 10 September 2022 NorthSite presents ‘Nyungu Bubu: Stories from our Country’; an exhibition by artists from Bana Yirriji Art Centre, Wujul Wujul    
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NorthSite | REPATRIATE

(EXHIBITION)
24 June - 13 August 2022 An exciting collective of Queensland First Nations artists createnew printworks premiering at NorthSite Contemporary Arts.    
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NorthSite | Yuk Wuy Min Ngantamp

(EXHIBITION)
24 June - 13 August 2022 NorthSite x Wik & Kugu Arts presents an exhibition by seniorartists of the Apelech Clan, Heather Koowootha and KeithWikmunea.    
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JUTE | Actors Studio

(WORKSHOP)
Semester 2: 11 July - 11 Nov 2022 If you are excited about the idea of developing your acting, stage craft and ensemble work, then JUTE Actors Studio will provide you with the development of your creative capacity and deepen your understanding of acting as a professional practice. You will need a sense of play, imagination, intelligence and a passion for theatre. A level of discipline and commitment to the training is expected from all students.
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NorthSite | TRAVERSING THREE REALMS: The physical, natural and spiritual

(EXHIBITION)
24 June - 13 August 2022 An epic exhibition of vinyl-cut prints on paper by Injinoo artist Teho Ropeyarn.    
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Meet our Tenants

Acknowledgement of Country

Arts and Heritage acknowledges the Traditional Owners and pays respects to Elders, past, present and future.