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

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

Thank I-Chia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 8 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 2 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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Cairns Regional Gallery always has interesting exhibitions that reflect different issues and perspectives, so it is worth visiting to see the various exhibitions at the time. However, I didn't find their most recent exhibition as interesting or appealing to me as those I have...More

Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was interested in seeing what type of Gallery Cairns had to offer having visited many regional galleries in the past. I'm pleased to advise that this is a Gallery well worth a Visit. The current exhibition in confronting but very interesting and I dare...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is such a lovely place for a gallery,location is perfect for visitors to cairns.Plenty to see with lovely shop selling local crafts.Highly reccommend visiting lovely cafe out the front.

Thank sharonrogers2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A wonderful collection of Brett Whitely paintings and sketches, with my personal favourite being " The Fifteen Greatest Dog Pisses of Paris". Also houses a great exhibition of indigenous artworks, with memories from the old"Blackbirding" days, not a great time in Cairns history, but it...More

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