Cairns Art Gallery


The Cairns Regional Gallery opened its doors to the public in 1995. Located close to Cairns Esplanade, in the heart of the busy central business district, this renovated heritage building features many of its original fittings, creating an atmosphere that blends the contemporary with the old world.  

Comprised of three levels, the award-winning gallery displays works from local, national, and international artists and aims to represent the unique history and living cultures of Tropical North Queensland.

Classes are available for a range of ages and abilities, from adults seeking to develop their artistic talent, to activities that are fun for the whole family. There are also plenty of options for the kids, such as imaginative drawing techniques, or fridge magnet and button face making, plus more in-depth courses for a range of ages.

Keep a lookout for talks by artists on topics ranging from sustainable building practices to presentations by visiting curators. And be sure to stop by the Gallery Shop. With a product range inspired by the gallery’s exhibition, the shop sells art by local artists, craftspeople and designers, plus jewellery, stationery and homewares.

Grab a coffee, a glass of wine, or a bite to eat at Perrotta’s, located on the beautiful terrace at the front of the gallery.     


  • Toilets

Other Information

  • Disabled access and bathroom available, lift access to all Gallery levels
  • Wheelchair available by request, pre-booking recommended – phone: 07 4046 4800
  • Family Friendly
  • Baby change room available

Important Info




  • Entry to the gallery is free


  • Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 10am - 5pm
  • Sun 10am - 2pm
  • Closed on public holidays

Contact Information

Attraction Map

Corner Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns

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