Also on Friday is the Proud Women’s Dance. This exclusive women’s-only event is part of the Tropical Mardi Gras celebrations, which continue until October 9. The Proud Women’s Dance is a night to celebrate with your gal pals over a drink and some fantastic live music at Green Ant Cantina. The fun begins from 8pm. For tickets and information about all events visit tropicalmardigras.org s l s
s itude FNQ artist Cheryl Harrison’s latest exhibition features the translation of time and place into mixed media works on canvas. Responding to the natural environment, Harrison takes note of the time of day in which particular shapes capture her attention. These form titles for her abstract paintings that seek to reinterpret the poignancy of the creative moments. Traversing the Australian landscape over the past 25, through a disparate body of work by a significant group of 39 artists working in various media, Country and Western reaffirms the impact landscape exerts on the national psyche. In recent decades, the world has come to accept indigenous art as the authentic, defining image of the Australian landscape. Shay Rampal is an emerging interdisciplinary artist based in Cairns. The World Heritage area in which she lives influences Rampal’s installation and photographs. Her works are created using seasonal detritus and debris to create ephemeral, visual and aural works. Avifauna explores the temporary and cyclic environment of the tropics.