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“Surprisingly interesting”
Review of Cairns Art Gallery

Cairns Art Gallery
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Owner description: 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.
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. Also the exhibition of "nightingale and the rose" was very striking and thought-provoking.

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 the streets? Particularly in rainy weather...such a shame.

Thank flyingconnoisseur
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Interesting gallery in a. Renovated heritage building. Great gift shop. Well worth a quick visit, specially on a rainy day.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Sorry, but it is just another art gallery in a different city, this one has a shop filled with (as you would expect) very Ozzie pieces. There was an exhibition on, which wasn't my cup of tea, but plenty of people there.

Thank Maddi555
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Very nice art work with a story behind it upstairs and downstairs .loved the aboriginal art and the gift shop

Thank mkbowen2000
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