Shine On Gimuy

5 - 15 October 2023

Event Details

Shine On Gimuy is a major new First Nations event, led by Indigenous Creative and Cultural Guides who will bring a stunning art display – including vivid lightwork – to the Cairns waterfront.

A journey of immersion, exploration and connection to the world’s oldest culture, Shine On Gimuy will be a multi-artform event that illuminates the streets with light shows, soundscapes, art installations, programmed talks and music performances that capture 60,000 years of history, science, tradition and stories untold.

The artworks, elevated by the evocative soundscapes, will feature the language, stories, chants, and songs that have culminated from the rich Indigenous oral history of the region, offering a unique and poignant experience of the First Nations people of Gimuy/Cairns.

The Salt House venue will host ticketed live music performances and speaking engagements on the nights of the 5th to the 8th as a part of the festivities. The program will be released very soon.

Held on the same weekend as Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival, it rounds out the stunning musical road trip itinerary for the Queensland Music Trails Tropics Trail.

  • Shine On Gimuy


    Cairns Esplanade Cairns
    Queensland Australia

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