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“A very good regional gallery.”

Cairns Regional Gallery
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Ranked #25 of 125 things to do in Cairns
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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.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Three things I really like about the Cairns gallery - they have interesting and specialised shows by great artists, often of things you wouldn't otherwise see (e.g. Sidney Nolan's Gallipoli drawings), they have a great and quirky shop with things you might actually use and which friends would actually enjoy as presents and finally they regularly provide space for new artists from the area to show their work. Fourthly... (I know I said three things, but actually I thought of another one) they do an excellent charity auction every year. Don't miss going to it if you're visiting Cairns.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a lovely regional art gallery, different exhibitions all the time. Good cafe out the front. GREAT gifts ideas in the gallery gift shop

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Lovely Art gallery and exhibits , on three levels saw the Ben Quilty exhibition after Afganistan very good . Staff very friendly

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Lovely art gallery with spectacular display rooms, a great way to spend a couple of hours on my last day of holiday.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

If I read the brochures correctly, this gallery doesn't have a collection of its own but presents regularly changing exhibitions from multiple sources. What a great concept where, presumably, funds are pretty limited.
I was lucky enough to see ben Quilty's "After Afghanistan" paintings. Powerful and moving, all the more so if you know someone serving in Afghanistan. There were two other exhibitions there at the same time. One based on Feathers which was quirky, and the other .... weird, not to my taste at all. But then that's what galleries are about.
The building itself is a beautiful space.
The entry fee at $5 is a mere token.
There are some tempting pieces in the gallery shop, many very reasonably priced. If I were a local I'd be doing a lot of my gift shopping there.

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