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Regional Gallery

Updated: 02-Feb-2007

Cairns Regional Gallery is Far North Queensland's only visual art museum and in 2005 it celebrates it's 10th Birthday: a decade of documenting and presenting history, heritage and contemporary culture of this vast and distinctive region of Australia and the world through the visual arts, craft and design.

Housed in a refurbished heritage building in central Cairns, the Gallery incorporates four individual exhibition spaces inside the building, showcasing an average of 30 exhibitions per year, and featuring the work of national and international artists, with a strong focus on local and indigenous works of art.

The Gallery is also accompanied by a stylish gift shop and café. The Gallery Shop has a wide range of functional, artistic, local and designer gifts at a variety of prices, the Gallery Shop can make finding that perfect gift an enjoyable journey.

Located at the front of the Gallery is the highly acclaimed café, Perrotta's. Discover the tantalising flavours, superb beverages and excellent service the local food critics rave about, it is the perfect way to conclude and relax after your visit to the Gallery.

Exhibitions change every four to eight weeks ensuring there will be something new to see every time you visit, with displays ranging from paintings, to sculpture, installations, photography and prints. A stimulating program of workshops, lectures and special events are held regularly to compliment these exhibitions.

Cairns Regional Gallery is a limited liability and non-profit organisation, and is a controlled and funded entity of Cairns City Council.

This dynamic public art museum was officially opened on 15 July 1995. In recent years the Gallery has strengthened its role as a leader in cultural tourism, recognised by winning the Tropical North Queensland Heritage & Cultural Tourism Award in 2002 & 2003 and a finalist in 2004.

Cairns Regional Gallery is a non-profit organization listed on the National Register of Cultural Gifts Organisations. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

It is the dynamic combination of the region's cultural diversity, tourism and the distance from Australia's capital cities that sets Cairns, and the Cairns Regional Gallery, apart from other regional arts centres.

Disabled Access, Disabled Restrooms, Parents Room, Reading Room, Guided Tours (by appointment), practical Artist Workshops and Fine Art Classes (by booking only), Gallery Shop, Café

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Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun& Public Holidays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contact details:
Street Address:
Cnr of Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870

Postal Address:
PO Box 7784, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870

Phone: (07) 4046 4800
Fax: (07) 4031 6410

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