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
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
The Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) is the peak body that
provides high quality services and resources that supports excellence within Indigenous Art Centres of
Tropical 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 Peninsula, 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.
Congratulations: Keith Wikmunea
Keith Wikmunea, a Thu’ Apalech man and artist from Aurukun, is the winner of the prestigious National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Congratulations: Jimmy John Thaiday
Congratulations also goes out to Jimmy John Thaiday of Erub Arts, and who is a Kuz and Peiudu man, on being awarded the Telstra Multimedia Award (2023)—and
Yalanji Arts on show (Cairns)
How We Relate by Yalanji Arts at Court House Gallery (Cairns/Gimuy)<