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KickArts Contemporary Arts

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Address: 96 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4050 9496
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Two interesting small exhibitions

Great content to look at for free. Took me about half an hour to be fed up with the art. In my view you can calculate a maximum time of one hour for the whole exhibition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
Maximilian W
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the cafe so i looked about, im not the best to ask about art so i wasnt too enthralled by it and just aimlessly wandered and left. You might like it though

Thank Antinmelb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great content to look at for free. Took me about half an hour to be fed up with the art. In my view you can calculate a maximum time of one hour for the whole exhibition.

Thank Maximilian W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited the KickArts Contemporary Arts ,which is an easy walk from the Esplanade area, and enjoyed the space and exhibitions immensely. The current exhibitions were an emotional biographical photographic exhibition with text by William Yang, depicting his family's struggle to live with dignity in a racist society. It is beautifully presented, and very sensitively portrayed. The other exhibition was... More 

Thank 222Lynn222
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This touching show presents a century of Chinese life in Cairns on very personal level. He goes beyond any cold statistics you may know and brings you into his world. The soundtrack drones along as you view the pictures, re-emphasizing passages you are reading with unexpected emotion.. Well done. Free.

Thank Sitivi_E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

After seeing a play in the centre the night before by the resident company, I called in on a whim to this really cool, not for profit gallery space. There emerging professional and amateur local artists were showcasing their work alongside more established iniginous artists from TSI and Australia. Warm welcome and really good selection of work in the gift... More 

Thank Katy R
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We went to the gift shop here to shop for some nice jewellery and gifts to take back. While what they had was lovely, we had a price quoted on a necklace that took our interest that turned out to be almost twice the price of the same item by the same artist in the museum pop up shopt just... More 

Thank KerryJcom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I loved the woodwork gallery; the Indigenous work was varied. The gallery is next door to a theatre that featured some good shows.

Thank OutOfSydney
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I loved the range of arts shown, well presented and signed. No entrance fee but you could make a donation. Lots of fabulous stuff available to buy in the very good shop. They sell books and encourage you to sit a while and browse. The staff were really friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After having seen so much over-commercialized aboriginal art during my two weeks in Australia, it was a breath of fresh air to see new trends in art being produced in Northern Australia. Their presentation of diverse aboriginal and and non-aboriginal art was refreshing, inspiring, and so satisfying. Like the name of the center, the art space is new, clean, and... More 

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