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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 good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (34 reviews)
“free entry” (12 reviews)
“on display” (12 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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"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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"gifts"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Tommie T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Ariella A
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Reviewed 5 April 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 4 April 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

Thank flyingconnoisseur
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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

1  Thank ahendren
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Reviewed 31 March 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 30 March 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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Reviewed 16 March 2018

When visiting Cairns I always check out the Art Gallery for both gifts and also their exhibits. Great prices and selection.

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