The Australian Institute of Management’s Cairns Great Debate is an annual business event that examines a serious topic in a fun environment – all in support of a local charity. It pits two teams of local business personalities (including CairnsEye stylist Gerlinda Stella (above) against each other in what has developed over the years into a comedy debate rather than serious discourse. This year’s topic, Money is the root of all evil, is sure to be a great conversation starter. The event is from noon2.30pm at the Pullman International Cairns. Visit aim.com.au/events/great-debate-money-rootall-evil for tickets. The Cairns Choral Society y presents
The concert will takek youo on a musical journey showcasing glorious images of the Christmas story and festivities throughout the world accompanied by music and singing. The concert features the renowned Cairns Choral Society choir, leading soloists, exciting ensembles, the Julia Macalpine dancers, and the angelic singing of Joanne Wright’s acclaimed Cairns Young Voices. Performances are December 2 and 3 at the Cairns Choral Society Hall. Ph: 1300 855 835. Yuki Kihara is an Interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing Pacific history, her work explores the relationships between gender, race, culture and politics. Andrew Bonneau is a young artist who lives and works in Cairns. For Bonneau, a portrait is the most interesting and challenging subject. Similar to portraits of the Renaissance period, Bonneau’s painted figures with their classical poses and subtle use of light and shadow embody much of a classical realist tradition. Angela Meyer brings together European and Eastern traditions in her own colourful and dramatic style. Angela responds to the paintings of Michelangelo’s Flood, The Fall and The Creation. She playfully appropriates Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa and Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks.