Cairns Art Galleries

(Cairns, Far North Queensland - QLD, Australia)




Picture showing the Cairns Regional GalleryThere are a number of art galleries dotted around central Cairns and its shopping centres. This allows tourists to easily purchase the ultimate holiday souvenir - an Aboriginal sculpture, a painting of the coastline, or perhaps an underwater photograph of the brightly coloured coral and marine creatures living on the Great Barrier Reef.

There are several galleries that certainly stands out in the city, with the Cairns Regional Gallery being home to a wealth indigenous art, displayed within a beautiful heritage building. For something a little more modern, check out the nearby KickArts Centre of Contemporary Arts, which has grown to become one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Queensland and is partnered with the Just Us Theatre Ensemble (JUTE).


Photo of the Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery in KurandaAlso of note is the Tanks Art Centre, where local Australian artists are promoted and many temporary exhibitions are staged, as well as live music events and performances of traditional dancing.

Tourists visiting the city at the end of August should look out for the annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), which takes place at all of the main art galleries and studios, and attracts more than 10,000 people.

Cairns Regional Gallery


Address: Corner of Abbott Street and Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland (QLD), 4870, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 4031 6865
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, children ten years old and under are free

KickArts - Centre of Contemporary Arts (CoCA)


Address: 96 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland (QLD), 4870, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 4050 9494
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Tanks Arts Centre


Address: 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland (QLD), 4870, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 4032 6600
Open hours: hours vary according to exhibition / performance
Admission: charge

Canopy Artspace


Address: 124 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland (QLD), 4870, Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 4041 4678
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

Doongal Aboriginal Art


Address: 14 Coondoo Street, Kuranda Village, Queensland (QLD), Australia, AU
Tel: +61 07 4093 9990
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free






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