Kicking off from Friday and in full swing until October 9 is Tropical Mardi Gras Cairns. Float away on a boat made for you and your LGBT+ friends. Watch the sun set over the mountains and enjoy party anthems and good time classics on this moonlight cruise of the Great Barrier Reef to launch Tropical Mardi Gras 2016! For a full list of festival events and other information visit tropicalmardigras.org Contemporary artists Craig and Stevens challenge the viewer to examine gendered roles in society. Craig’s examination of everyday gestural movements through print media seeks to confront the engendered power systems these movements inherently compose. Stevens’ photo media practice acts as a diarised record of the artist’s battle with the social fabric that binds us all. The performative nature of both artists’ work explores in different ways how context – imposed or implied – informs an individual and collective response to the female body. This exhibition showcases works by 39 indigenous and non-indigenous artists, and reaffirms the impact our landscape has on the national psyche. Works explore dispossession, identity, collaboration, mining and land degradation, along with the elemental impact of fire and rain and the country’s natural splendour – viewed from differing cultural perspectives. This exhibition brings together works by some of Australia’s most significant landscape artists, including Tim Johnson, John Olsen, Imants Tillers, Rover Thomas, Paddy Bedford, Angelina George (work pictured) and may more.