SEARCHING FOR HELLS GATE – AN FNQ ART DETECTIVE STORY

In 1969, a group of far north Queensland artists began a search for Hells Gate – a by-then lost location at the heart of the Palmer River gold rush 100 years earlier. Percy Trezise, Dick Roughsey, Ray Crooke and anthropologist Frank Woolsten went in to […]

THE 6th INDIGENOUS FIRE WORKSHOP GETS UNDERWAY ON CAPE YORK PENINSULA

an environmental remedy, a tonic for bushland, seems a counter-intuitive notion, especially in a nation so determined, for good reasons, to prevent fire in its cities and countryside. But the idea that the right kind of fire at the right time might help rehabilitate “sick” country, […]

AURUKUN CAMP DOG CARVING

THE WAY FORWARD FOR INDIGENOUS ART IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

If you ask people to talk about Australian indigenous art, most will think immediately of dot paintings – a style from the central Australian desert, instantly recognisable all over the world as Australian and indigenous. It’s by far the most commercially successful element of our […]

BITS OF NEW ZEALAND WASHING UP IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Over the past few weeks, some fairly big bits of New Zealand have been washing up along the coast of far north Queensland. They’ve travelled more than 4,000 kilometres over the past year or so, and come from a major volcanic eruption that might never […]