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Cairns Art Gallery

Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Art Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists. The Gallery also presents exhibitions highlighting key works and themes from the permanent collection that focus on the unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland. Throughout the year the Gallery presents a range of creative learning programs for audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds including art classes, talks and events that relate to exhibitions and the permanent collection.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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“on display” (12 reviews)
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Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a cool, refreshing, interesting find. The third floor Vera Scarth-Johnson exhibit was informative and educational. The other two floors had beautiful works. The gift shop had many interesting things to tempt me! I highly recommend stopping by for at least an hour or...More

Thank Pauline N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A smallish gallery showing mostly contemporary works of art. It is set in a historic building a short walk away from the waterside.

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit here. The place is vast and has 3 floors. The collections too is interesting and also has a lot of aboriginal collections.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Art Gallery is located in the middle of town and very easy to find, with brightly coloured columns marking its front entrance. The exhibits cover three floors, with an elevator and ramps provided for anyone who has mobility challenges and needs wheelchair access. The...More

Thank Ali_Hawkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it's a $5 admission... but it's free on People's Day (first Saturday in the month). Three floors, including The Loft which usually has an exhibition of a local emerging artist. The gift shop is worth a look; reproductions, art postcards, & nice souvenirs....More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This art gallery is quite small, but the exhibition of modern women artists and abstract art was very impressive. Some of the pictures blew your mind away. Enjoyed many of the abstract art linking modern art to Aboriginal art. There was an exhibition on steel,...More

Thank tandemqueen
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This Gallery is located in an old building, all floor-levels accessible by stairs or lift. There was a range of mostly abstract art on display when we visited but also an interesting display of artworks produced from steel. I always have difficulty with abstract art,...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Interesting building, and tour the different floors with a variety of modern and old arts. Would have enjoyed more local arts though.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I really enjoyed wandering through the gallery. It was a rainy day and the gallery was a nice reprieve from the weather. I wasn't expecting much after my previous (disappointing) visit to Cairns museum, so I was more than pleasantly surprised. There were two main...More

Thank Kitty_Mew_Mew
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely gallery containing some excellent examples of Australian art. Current exhibition of abstract Australian women is well curated. A must see in Cairns

Thank 318Tina
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