Bookings are open for a Mt Uncle masterclass to be held at The Vine Room — Urban Provedore on the Esplanade on August 24 from 5.30-7.30pm. Tickets are $30 and include a welcome drink, snacks and Mt Uncle artisan spirits tastings. Phone 4050 6070 for more information. KickArts celebrates its 25-year history through the official opening of: The Torrid Zone: Celebrating 25 Years, a KickArts Members Exhibition in Gallery One; and iconoclasts, featuring Adam Cusack, Nic Plowman, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Julie Poulsen, Daniel Butterworth and Joel Rea in Gallery Two. The opening night party on Friday, August 25, from 6pm-10pm, will feature creative workshops, live music, interactive performances. Free entry. Daniel Boyd was born in Cairns in 1982 and is recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative and exciting young contemporary artists. Bitter Sweet brings together major works that trace the hidden history of slavery in Far North Queensland that resulted in 60,000 South Sea Islander people being taken to work in sugarcane plantations.