December 1, 2022

Pullman Cairns showcases leading Indigenous artists in permanent storytelling exhibition

” While each artist has their own hotel flooring, all original works are displayed in the lift lobby with two recreations of the smaller pieces in each of the visitor spaces– one above the mini bar and another in the bathroom,” Pullman Cairns General Manager Monique Harmer said.

Each exhibition will provide an insight into the artists tribal lands and lore, song lines and storytelling, and info about each artist will be shown on the particular floorings.

Australias nationwide community legal centre for arts and artists organisations, Arts Law, assisted with the collaboration to guarantee that UMI Arts and the Pullman Cairns International had best practice contracts in location.

Harmer stated feedback has been super positive.

” Our visitors particularly love the art works connection to the local location,” she stated.

Pullman Cairns International has partnered with UMI Arts to display three of the areas leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as part of a permanent exhibition.


The art exhibit belongs to Pullman Cairns major refurbishment program, which has been in progress considering that mid-2021. The hotel covers 16 floorings and includes 321 rooms.

” We believed the lobby walls were a best space to showcase a few of our remarkable regional artists and provide them a platform for presence to a broad audience– primarily domestic visitors now, but in time, we eagerly anticipate welcoming back our worldwide visitors. We know they will appreciate this component of our boosted visitor experience.”

The urban hotel has commissioned UMI Arts member artists, Tatapai Barsa, Lisa Michl Ko-manggén OAM and Melanie Hava to produce a series of 20 unique and distinct artworks which will be showcased exclusively across three hotel floors.

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