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Cairns Art Gallery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This little art museum is really nice! Free entry, which is a plus, and there was a wide variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Florence, Kentucky
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A beautiful gallery with a great array of accessible art. We really enjoyed it. The shop has great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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...more
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Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little art museum is really nice! Free entry, which is a plus, and there was a wide variety of art. They had an aboriginal exhibit, as well as a nice sculpture exhibit with (I believe) local people who entered their art into the exhibit....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful gallery with a great array of accessible art. We really enjoyed it. The shop has great product in too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is the place to visit if it's too hot and muggy outside! There were a couple of exhibitions when I visited - well curated. However. I thought that if the Gallery could be a show case for art in the region, it's a shame...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trish C
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The Gallery and it's cafe were a revelation. Also highly recommend the Gallery Shop for original Australianna gifts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank milana109
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We ducked into here with no idea what we'd find. What a great little museum. The art is well curated and the presentation is excellent. It's built on three floors, with each containing a small gallery. The collection was fairly eclectic but well curated. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swop
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Decided to pop in to the Art Gallery. We always take the time to visit Art Galleries in the town we visit. Loved it, Cairns

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davies1112018
Reviewed 18 October 2018

If you are looking for some culture in Cairns in a wonderful building that is your place to go. They show an interesting mixture of photos, painting and even ceramics. Enjoy! It is all for free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 604susanne
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The gallery has a modern interior in an historical building. The collection is not large but eclectic. The embroidered portrait is most impressive, the blue exhibition delightful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 791anitat
Reviewed 23 September 2018

As a photographer, I love to see photo exhibitions. When we went, the exhibition of Continental Drift and Olaf and Kerstens was on. I've seen a huge number of photo exhibitions over there years of all levels, and I found this one of the most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gazzajb
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Hard to comment, art was limited and boring when we went, good job it was free. I guess it just depends what is on show when you are there

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicky J
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