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Cairns Regional Gallery

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Address: Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4046 4800
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the...

Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional 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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Great examples of local based art including tropical themes, dot painting where the artists get full respect

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great examples of local based art including tropical themes, dot painting where the artists get full respect

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Museum once a month to see new displays as a local I really enjoy seeing the new artists the Gallery are showcasing.

Thank melmcqCM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful demonstration of Cairns' Cultural centre. My view took in the gorgeous artwork from local and national artists. My only regret is that I have yet to see a theatre production here... but time will correct that.

Thank Joshua S
Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a visit to the gallery ....current exhibitions ....creative ceramics on ground floor - second floor ...stunning portraits by local artists and a quirky video exhibition from Samoa of two 'white natives' conducting a social experiment in Apia .... amazing to watch !! Small room of superb islander masks from the permanent collection of the gallery .....great gift shop too... More 

Thank Drew R
Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gallery is a little gem in the city, positioned conveniently in Abbott Street in a beautifully restored 1936 building. The gallery is stylish, elegant and thoughtfully constructed - with a lift and automatic opening doors. The art displays are always professionally presented, and the varying exhibitions are constantly changing. I love this Gallery - well done Cairns.

Thank Vickie W
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I decided to get a group of friends and their kids together to go while it was free for the month of December. Kids had a great time, especially with the bug exhibit. The exhibits here are top notch (I drag my kids there often), and when it's not free, it's still cheap $5 adults and I think free for... More 

Thank Georgia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Some very beautiful and interesting art peices. It's free entry as well and there's a lift for people unable to use the stairs. It is rather small so won't take long to go round everything.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I wasn't expecting to see good arts in Cairns, but this historical building in the heart of the city has many great arts of local artists. If you are happend to be in the area, just go in, and you'll enjoy the arts and air conditioned rooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

In a newly renovated building, the Cairns Art Gallery is a small gem in the heart of the main shopping area of Cairns. When I was there they were showing an exhibition called 'Country and Western', which was an exhibition of indigenous and non-indigenous artists' reaction to the Australian landscape. Interesting and engaging, with a slightly new take on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cairns Regional Gallery is a small but very interesting Gallery. I especially liked the top floor, which featured a very different type of exhibition. The paintings were also very different and we spent a very pleasant time there. The gift shop also offered good items. There is a lift for people who may find the stairs a little difficult. Well... More 

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