Premier visits Far North Queensland
Recently the Premier travelled to Far North Queensland to meet with community members from the Cairns and Weipa communities.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
While in Cairns, the Premier attended the opening night of the 2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. The art fair is a major tourism drawcard event for the region, with almost $3 million in direct sales of art works injecting more than $7 million into the Queensland economy. The event itself has attracted more than 83,000 visitors to date.
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair provides artists with an ethical pathway to take their art to a global audience and presents economic opportunities for artistic and Indigenous art centres.
The Palaszczuk Government supports the arts sector and while in Cairns, the Premier confirmed funding for Far North Queensland visual arts, dance, music and fashion, by pledging the Palaszczuk Government’s support for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair for the next four festivals—with core funding through the Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.
Premier meeting with artists at the opening night of the 2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Premier with the Governor of Queensland, Federal Arts Minister and official party at the opening night of the 2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Premier meeting with UMI artists at the opening night of the 2015 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
Cape York Indigenous Mayors
In Weipa the Premier met with Cape York Indigenous Mayors to talk about the recent State Budget and to continue the dialogue with Queenslanders about the issues that matter to them.Premier meeting with Cape York Indigenous Mayors in Weipa. Premier being presented a wonderful piece of art on behalf of the Napranum community.
Napranum Civic Centre Opening
While in Weipa the Premier joined with the Napranum community to officially open the new Napranum Civic Centre, which will provide a wonderful meeting place. The centre includes a supermarket, employing ten local Indigenous Queenslanders, council chambers, art gallery, offices for lease and a wonderful new library for the community.Premier with members of the Napranum community. Premier assists with the opening of the Napranum Civic Centre.