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Cairns Regional Gallery

Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4046 4800
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Art Galleries, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A lovely gallery set in an old building - we enjoyed the local pottery exhibition as well as a travelling exhibition and two other excellent ones. An air-conditioned oasis well worth a visit

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very different and varied artists, some challenging. Always interesting to browse the many nooks and crannies with many rooms and artists of all types and designs.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

9 year old was very underwhelmed with a visit to the art gallery when he was tired, hot and cranky. The best thing about it in his opinion was the ceiling which when I took the time to look up was actually very intricate and the building itself had lovely architecture. Loved the exhibits and as we continued up to... More

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Hobart
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an interesting gallery although not overly large and is located in Cairns CBD. Ideally situated for us. There are 3 levels but there were quite a few visiting exhibitions which filled up most of the gallery. I would have preferred to see more local artists featured. I liked "Searching for Hells Gates" and it was a great story... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This gallery is worth visiting just to see the building itself. We enjoyed the exhibitions showing and bought some great little pieces from the Gallery shop.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A friend asked me if I wanted to go along with her to the gallery, and since I hadn't been there yet I figured I may as well try it out. I truly enjoyed all the exhibits. The special "Capturing Flora: A Passion for the Exotick" exhibit was very neat and the details in the lithographs were exquisite. My favorite... More

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Gordonvale, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This art gallery offers a variety of art work and frequently changes their displays. Information surrounding the pieces are helpful and all artwork are easily accessible. The price is extremely reasonable, location is right in the heart of Cairns, staff are friendly and helpful and there is a small souvenir shop with interesting items for sale.

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Hobart, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We happened upon the opening week of this wonderful display. If you are in Cairns in the very near future, do not miss these historical prints etc. It was fantastic. We were so lucky to see it.

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Kippaxs
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A small gallery with some impressive works by indigenous artists in particular. A very nice shop, too.

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Tully, Queensland, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Cairns Regional Gallery offers some very interesting exhibits worthy of 'Big City' tickets. Located a hop skip and a jump away from the Esplanade and Lagoon with a cafe and restaurants aplenty it's a lovely relaxing way to spend an afternoon, or if you want to avoid the crowds, go for brunch. The staff are genuinely interested in what... More

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