NEW Indigenous Art Centre Guide: Far North Queensland
Profiles the 14 Art Centres of the FNQ region. Includes contact details and a map of locations.
IACA is the peak body supporting Indigenous Art Centres across far north Queensland and the Torres Strait
Abe Muriata with Jawun commissioned by British Museum. Image: Valerie Keenan
Our Vision, Mission & Values
Supporting culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises
Artist Denise Fruit painting at Lockhart River Art Centre, Belonging Workshop, Nov 2018. Image: IACA
Art Centre Happenings, Exhibitions, Workshops & Conferences
Artist Wanda Gibson painting in the Hopevale Arts & Culture Centre studio, Belonging Workshop, Oct 2018. Image: IACA
Newsletters, Annual Reports, Strategic Plan & Exhibition Catalogues
Erub artists with ghost net turtle. Image courtesy of Erub Arts
Creating sustainable and culturally appropriate employment and economic activities
Bana Yirriji artists model their jewellery collection, 2018. Image: Bana Yirriji Art & Cultural Centre
IACA is the peak body that
provides high quality services and resources that supports excellence within Indigenous Art Centres of
Far North Queensland.
Our mission is to effect sustainable growth through advocacy and long-term quality support for development, marketing and promotion.Read more
IACA member Art Centres are spread across the islands of the Torres Strait, the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the tropical rainforest and coastal regions.
Programs & Services
Our programs and services supporting a vibrant network of Indigenous Art Centres - recognised as leaders within local, national and international arts and cultural sectors.
All Donations go toward directly improving the lives, livelihoods and supporting cultural practice and maintenance for over 500 remote Indigenous artists and their families. IACA and our membership greatly appreciate your generosity.
The IACA full colour, twice-yearly magazine is the only publication to come out of both the Torres Strait and Cape York showcasing the positive stories, cultural sharing and stunning images from the region.
Exhibition curated, designed and installed by IIAP participants
IACA is committed to delivering training to extend artsworkers professionally.
Virtual meetings for IACA members
It’s been a roller coaster for IACA and our 14-member Indigenous art centres during the past 5 months under COVID 19 restrictions.
In Profile: Sonya Creek
Sonya Creek was born in 1971 and has lived in Wujal Wujal for 16 years. Sonya is an emerging artist who has been working with the Bana Yirriji Art Centre for the past five years.
Arts Centre Manager - Wik & Kugu Arts Centre23/09/2020
Aurukun Shire Council is seeking applications from suitably experienced, enthusiastic, creative and organised persons for the position of Wik and Kugu Arts Centre Manager. Aurukun is located a 1.5 hour flight from Cairns and includes much of the traditional country of the Wik, Wik Waya and Kugu people. It has rare and beautiful environmental values and with the Traditional Owners, is proud of to be part of the country and traditional culture which is strong within the community.