UMI Arts

335-337 Sheridan St
Cairns QLD  4870

Phone: 07 4041 6152

UMI Arts

UMI Arts is committed to bringing people together, sharing stories, respecting culture and doing things proper way.

Our annual program of events and activities is about YOU and ME strengthening Indigenous cultural practices in Far North Queensland.

UMI Arts programs operate in Cairns and in-community and are about capacity building and developing artists and performers as both professional practitioners and active participants in community cultural development and revitalisation. UMI Arts programs all aim to engage, motivate, occupy and inspire and to promote a sense of relevance, confidence and interest through learning, doing and performing.




UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultural organisation for Far North Queensland.

UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, an area that includes the Federal Electorates of Leichhardt and Kennedy.

UMI Arts is a not-for-profit company managed by an all-Indigenous Board of Directors and is based in Cairns. UMI Arts was established in 2005 and its mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity.

At the broadest level, UMI Arts' goal is to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, story telling and music.

UMI is a Creole word that means You and Me – for UMI Arts this is significant as we believe that we need to work together to keep our culture strong.




Board of Directors

One of the greatest strengths of UMI Arts is its all-Indigenous Board of Directors. Each UMI Arts Director actively participates in their respective communities, whether as a cultural practitioner, in the social justice system, local g

Our Vision:

UMI Arts is recognised for sharing, listening to, respecting and strengthening our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Far North Queensland and leading a strong cultural economy.

Our Purpose / Mission:

UMI Arts mission is to

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Business Information


Founded: March, 2005

Categories: Art Gallery, Non-Profit Organization, Shopping & Retail

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Past Events

Celebrate with us

Celebrate with us
10:00 am - 04 April 2018

At UMI Arts

Celebrate with us. Our art, our stories. Traditional dance performances, Art exhibition, Artist talks, Markets and more. Free events for all. Markets: 10 am -...

UMI Arts 'You and Me' Members Exhibition

UMI Arts 'You and Me' Members Exhibition
10:00 am - 08 March 2018

At UMI Arts

RSVP here: eventbrite.com.au/e/umi-arts-you-and-me-exhibition-tickets-43677360160 The UMI Arts 'You and Me' Members Exhibition is a curated exhibition and presents...

2018 Alumni Curated Exhibitions

2018 Alumni Curated Exhibitions
10:00 am - 18 January 2018

At UMI Arts

End of the Spear Exhibition Launch

End of the Spear Exhibition Launch
02:00 pm - 26 October 2017

At UMI Arts

“End of the Spear” unveils the art of a small group of craftsmen actively producing and continuing the art and traditional cultural practices from the region...

UMI Arts Mental Health Week 2017

UMI Arts Mental Health Week 2017
10:00 am - 10 October 2017

At UMI Arts

Join us to celebrate the individuals in our communities that make our community stronger and promote arts and cultural activities that support mental health and...

Big Talk One Fire 2017

Big Talk One Fire 2017
01:00 pm - 15 July 2017

At UMI Arts

Each year UMI Arts stages its signature event called Big Talk One Fire. It is a cultural explosion and celebration that brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

UMI Arts Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition 2017

UMI Arts Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition 2017
10:00 am - 03 July 2017

At UMI Arts

The exciting and much anticipated annual UMI Arts Freshwater Saltwater exhibition is a curated exhibition showcasing the rich artistic diversity of Far North Queensland’s...

Torres Statesmen Exhibition 1 - 16 June 2017

Torres Statesmen Exhibition 1 - 16 June 2017
10:00 am - 25 May 2017

At UMI Arts

'Torres Statesmen' Exhibition by 2016 Telstra Works on paper Award Winner Robert Tommy Pau Portraits in Paint and Print The portraiture exhibition in paint and...

Exhibition "Identity" by Simone Arnol

Exhibition "Identity" by Simone Arnol
02:30 pm - 18 May 2017

At UMI Arts

This exhibition is curated by Bernard Singleton and is on at UMI Arts Michl and Missi Art Galleries until 8 June 2017. Simone Arnol emerging artist has based her...

Members 'you & me' & Reflecting Totems Exhibitions

Members 'you & me' & Reflecting Totems Exhibitions
02:30 pm - 30 March 2017

At UMI Arts

BOTH EXHIBITIONS WILL RUN UNTIL 21 April 2017 UMI ‘you and me’ Members Exhibition 2017 revealing new and emerging Artists and showcasing the alumni; practicing,...

BOOK Launch

BOOK Launch
10:00 am - 14 February 2017

At UMI Arts

Join us for the Launch of a beautiful new book by new Author Brenda Pearson. Brenda lives in Cairns and is from Yarrabah and Hopevale, in North Queensland, Australia. In...

UMI Arts Gallery 15% OFF SALE

UMI Arts Gallery 15% OFF SALE
10:00 am - 14 December 2016

At UMI Arts

The UMI Arts Gallery Sale is a curated group exhibition that presents itself to the public as an exciting sale of beautiful and diverse art from Far North Queensland...

Gallery Markets

Gallery Markets
10:00 am - 09 December 2016

At UMI Arts

'The Art Gallery Sale supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member artists from Far North Queensland with a further exhibition opportunity at UMI Arts. UMI...

UMI Arts Christmas Markets

UMI Arts Christmas Markets
10:00 am - 09 December 2016

At UMI Arts

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Markets where the most amazing and stunnign art will be on offer from some of the best Artists of Far North Queensland. Authentic...

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