General Aboriginal Services

UMI Arts Gallery of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts


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About Us

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.


UMI Arts mission is to be an all Indigenous managed organisation that is nationally recognised as the peak arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. At all times we will deliver programs and services that are based on respect for cultural protocols, sound governance and best practice and that:


  • preserve, strengthen, maintain and celebrate all aspects of Indigenous arts and culture,
  • train and skill Indigenous people for future employment and economic independence in the creative industries,
  • create pathways for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, cultural practitioners and communities in Far North Queensland.


UMI Arts has extensive programs, services and facilities that are available to UMI Arts' Indigenous Members including three professional exhibition galleries, a retail shop, workshop area, fully equipped recording and sound studio and much more.


UMI Arts also has an wide variety of services, facilities and equipment that are available to hire by the general public including event equipment (PA system, tables, marquees, tables, chairs) , professional services (marketing, events management, sound technician etc.), training room with OH & S compliant furniture, office equipment and catering facilities. These are available through UMI Arts' Business (Social) Enterprise services. When using these services you are also supporting the organisation to generate its own income to help support its 850+ members.


To find out more information visit or phone them on 07 4041 6152 to discuss services and opportunities further.

Quick Facts About The Region

UMI Arts Gallery of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts is located in the suburb of Manoora, the council of Cairns, the state electorate of Cairns and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.