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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (34 reviews)
“free entry” (12 reviews)
“on display” (13 reviews)
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Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4046 4800
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"gift shop"
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"free entry"
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"on display"
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"torres strait"
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"travelling exhibition"
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"regional galleries"
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"beautiful works"
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"beautiful building"
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"worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"for sale"
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"couple of hours"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the incorporation of indigenous art into the museum. Great layout and easy to follow. In a really good location too.

Thank oliviazucchini
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the layout. It had little nooks and places leading in all directions which helped with my son to learn with fun, to which he felt was a bit of a maze in a good way. He enjoyed to the point...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

realised how cheap it was. bought something that others in sydney would like to buy. be prepared to see how talented the locals are.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice artworks. Not too many paintings on display but what was on display was really good quality. Good shop with wide variety of goods including prints of may of the displayed.paintings.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not enough information about the aboringal people that inhabited the area before western colonisation

Thank Tommie T
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

They have done a great job of the restoration well worth a trip. I had been there many years before and found it very average I was very pleasantly surprised well worth a trip

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Gallery also has a reasonable collection of Indigenous arts & crafts of Far North Queensland & Cape York Peninsula as well as the occasional travelling exhibition. Finally the Gallery is fully air-conditioned - vey much appreciated during the warmer months.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great exhibits on the first and second floor. Very different. It is right by the esplanade and easy access to hotels.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I couldn't imagine such an interesting art gallery in a small city best known for its natural features. The exhibition of boats and the workshop where you can actually create your own boat out of cardboard was quite amazing. We made and donated 2 boats....More

Thank Reza P
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

One of the best small museums round the world I've visited. Gracious building, beautifully hung exhibitions and informative collection of local indigenous history and artefacts. A very satisfying couple of hours, but why oh why, was it shut over Easter with so many holidaymakers thronging...More

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