Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns

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  • This Gallery is located in an old building, all floor-levels accessible by stairs or lift. There was a range of mostly abstract art on display when we visited but also an interesting display of artwor...  more »
  • Interesting building, and tour the different floors with a variety of modern and old arts. Would have enjoyed more local arts though.  more »
  • I really enjoyed wandering through the gallery. It was a rainy day and the gallery was a nice reprieve from the weather. I wasn't expecting much after my previous (disappointing) visit to Cairns museu...  more »
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  • Guess indigenous art is not for all. Anyone who has read a bit of history will know white people were also put in chains and treated poorly. Chains were not uncommon in what was after all a penal colony. Indigenous Australians often did stuff that people in England were hung for. I suggest you read Marcus Clarke's for the term of his natural life. The exhibition gives a bit of a one sided racist view. Many Australian's were treated poorly. it was an ugly time. One we need to put behind us. A depressing exhibition which leaves a lasting negative opinion of Cairns.
  • Every time I have visited I have enjoyed myself immensely. Jolly good! P.S. The adjoining shop's a stunner too. And, the architecture - exterior mostly I expect you would say - is outstanding.
  • Amazing gallery for small town. The artwork is unique and worth seeing it, mainly Australian with overseas inspirations. Very interesting life stories of the artist. It has also a very interesting gallery shop.
  • What a beautiful gallery. The building is also amazing. We love the exposition and it is free. A must go when visiting Cairns
  • Charming old building making good use of exhibition space. Front of house staff very helpful.

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