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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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Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 12 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
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The exhibiting was Australian women's abstract art. The place has two floors, clean and aircon. Entry by donation.

Thank I-Chia L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This gallery has a wonderful feel and was a hive of activity during CIAF Beautifyl building and wonderful staff Exhibitions are always fantastic

Thank sandy e
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Its a beautiful building with stained glass, pointed brickwork and gorgeous timber retail including a copper detail on the stairs. It was originally a government building & became an art gallery in 1994. The various exhibitions ranged from the charming to the confronting and had...More

Thank alinga1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I would not usually be in to these kind of things, but I found this to be time well spent. The Gallery had some pretty interesting pieces in it when I was there and its a nice chance to get a break away from the...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We decided to call in to see what was being displayed, was not disappointed with the display on all three floors, a nice way to spend an hour or two

Thank LesleyandBarry
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