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.
Welcome new IACA staff
Many will know Maxine from her previous role at Gab Titui on Thursday Island. Maxine has worked extensively with local government and artists from both Torres Strait and Cape York.
Intensive skills development for Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre
Artists from the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre have created a new silk collection inspired by workshops with Lynelle Flinders and Shannon Brett.
Erub Arts enjoys extraordinary growth
2018 saw Erub Arts enjoy its greatest economic growth to date, supported by a number of international projects, award wins, exhibitions and cross-cultural collaborations.
Art Centre Manager09/05/2019
Moa Arts Centre is looking for a new Art Centre Manager to support local artists to share their culture, through the creation of high quality traditional and contemporary art and crafts and derive an income from their creative endeavours. The Manager is responsible for overseeing the many facets of the art centre’s daily operation and the ongoing success of its artistic programs and financial growth, which involve exhibitions, sales and marketing activities nationally and internationally.