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Cairns Art Gallery

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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small, thoughtful museum

We ducked into here with no idea what we'd find. What a great little museum. The art is well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
the hinterlands
Worth the time for a look

Decided to pop in to the Art Gallery. We always take the time to visit Art Galleries in the town we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Sydney, Australia
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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...more
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Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ducked into here with no idea what we'd find. What a great little museum. The art is well curated and the presentation is excellent. It's built on three floors, with each containing a small gallery. The collection was fairly eclectic but well curated. Absolutely...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to pop in to the Art Gallery. We always take the time to visit Art Galleries in the town we visit. Loved it, Cairns

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for some culture in Cairns in a wonderful building that is your place to go. They show an interesting mixture of photos, painting and even ceramics. Enjoy! It is all for free.

Thank 604susanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery has a modern interior in an historical building. The collection is not large but eclectic. The embroidered portrait is most impressive, the blue exhibition delightful.

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a photographer, I love to see photo exhibitions. When we went, the exhibition of Continental Drift and Olaf and Kerstens was on. I've seen a huge number of photo exhibitions over there years of all levels, and I found this one of the most...More

Thank gazzajb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to comment, art was limited and boring when we went, good job it was free. I guess it just depends what is on show when you are there

Thank Vicky J
Reviewed September 15, 2018

There is currently a great exhibition called Continental Drift with contemporary work by Australian indigenous and South African artists. It's strong and challenging at it's look at the impact of colonisation. And if you fed with all the badly made stuff at the Night Markets,...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Really well curated exhibitions within a beautiful old building. Easy access to all floors. Good shop. Free entry.

Thank MoroccoMad
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I believe collections change regularly so difficult to rate particular art works. Good space, well laid out. Free entry. Great little museum shop & cafe. Worth a visit.

Thank gobigsal
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is a first class gallery with some fantastic touring exhibitions. The cost is a small gold coin donation and there are usually 2-3 exhibits on at any one time. Visual art, multi-media, sculpture, photography are all regularly featured at the museum. The gallery also...More

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