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Cairns Art Gallery – Shifting the Narrative: Alternative Histories

Sat July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Fri October 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat October 3, 2020

Shifting the Narrative: Alternative Histories is now on at the Cairns Art Gallery.


This exhibition brings together works from the Cairns Art Gallery Collection and continues the Gallery’s commitment to and interest in contributing to international research to explore diverse narratives around issues race, identity and place.


The history of white settlement and first contact is one of shame and sadness, especially in Australia. Globally, we are increasingly compelled to revisit histories that for so long have been regarded as grounded in truth. What we are discovering is confronting and difficult, because truth is not always as it seems and often conventions and norms of the day result in a version of history that is based more on convenience than fact.


Entry is free, however bookings are required and numbers are limited. 


Please visit our website for details and bookings.


Cairns Art Gallery
+61 7 4046 4800
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Cairns Art Gallery
40 Abbott St
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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