Entertainment, Art & Culture

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks Arts Centre is a business unit of Cairns Regional Council, in the Community, Sports & Cultural Division. Situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city's CBD, the centre is an iconic and innovative, multi-use, contemporary arts facility creatively housed in three c...

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Cairns Regional Council

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Mondo Cafe and Bar

Hilton Cairns

The award-winning Mondo on the Waterfront at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavours from ar...

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Dynamic Running

Dynamic Running Ltd. aims to inspire runners into a life-long passion for running. The company limited by guarantee was created in April 2014 as a not for profit organisation to promote running, and in particular group training for runners in the Cairns region. We are based in Edge Hill, and we also...

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Bloom Inspiring Wellness

In one beautiful day, Bloom will bring together the very best natural health and wellbeing experts to guide you and your family to healthier, happier living. Featuring up to 45 exhibitors in the key areas of food, skincare, wellbeing, environment and exercise, plus a range of informative talks, clas...

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Cairns Regional Gallery

Cairns Regional Gallery

Experience the vibrant visual arts of Tropical North Queensland in this elegant and stately two storey heritage building, right in the heart of Cairns.

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Flames of the Forest - Rainforest Dining Experience

Flames of the Forest - Rainforest Dining Experience

Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate, natural experience set within the candle lit rainforest under a black silk canopy highlighted by crystal and bud light chandeliers....

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David H Stacey

Acclaimed artist, David Stacey, is renowned for his seductive representation of the natural world. Born in Sydney in 1961, David moved to North Queensland during the eighties where he currently resides. David’s unique and distinctive style of interpreting the landscape has been instrumental in showc...

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Daniel Stacey Photography

As a photographer in Cairns, I enjoy capturing life & love in Cairns, the Far North Queensland & beyond. There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and I am passionate about capturing those moments through photography. Done well, emotions, personalities and sentim...

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KickArts Contemporary Arts Ltd

Located in the central business district of Cairns, in the Centre of Contemporary Arts, KickArts is a key destination for local and tourist visitors alike who wish to experience the vibrant contemporary visual culture of Tropical North Queensland. KickArts is dedicated to facilitating, presenting an...

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AJ Hackett Bungy

AJ Hackett Bungy

Home to Australia's ONE & ONLY Bungy Tower & Giant Minjin Jungle Swing. Located in the rainforest 20 mins from Cairns CBD.

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Doongal Aboriginal Art

Doongal Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal culture did not have a written language, instead their laws, stories and social behaviour is passed on in the form of song, dance and art. Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery has 3 galleries in Cairns and Kuranda and now represents over 20 local Aboriginal Rainforest Artists. Doongal Aborigi...

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The Woolshed Cairns

The Woolshed Cairns

The Woolshed has grown up! To celebrate its 20th year, the premises have been completely refurbished with downstairs opening onto the street with an Al Fresco area overlooking the Fig Trees and featuring a great new menu. There are a variety of private function area’s and later, the party comes to y...

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Rondo Theatre

Rondo Theatre

Situated within the cultural reserve in Greenslopes Street, Cairns, the RONDO theatre is a comfortable air-conditioned performing space that can be configured either 'in the round' or as a thrust stage The seating is raked There is room for 191 patrons There is ample space for parking

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JUTE Theatre Company

JUTE Theatre Company

JUTE passionately engages others in the telling of new stories that stimulate the mind, revitalise the spirit & lift the heart. Est. in Cairns in 1992, JUTE Theatre is a significant regional theatre company driving the development, co-production, national and international touring of contemporary...

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The Reef Hotel Casino

The Reef Hotel Casino

Our complex boasts one of Australia's finest boutique Casinos, a multitude of the best dining experiences and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, free live entertainment in Vertigo, the largest indoor LED screen in QLD in the Casino Sports Arena, 320 on site undercover car parks...

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Aboriginal Cultural experience

The Daintree Dreaming Day Tour combines genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with the natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Visiting Mossman Gorge and surrounding areas where you can truly appreciate this magical landscape. You will be taken on a journey from coast...

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Bama Way Aboriginal Tours

Bama Way Aboriginal Tours

Travel The Bama Way and experience Tropical North Queensland through the eyes of the people who have been its custodians for tens of thousands of years. A journey from Cairns to north of Cooktown, a journey along story-lines through coastal mangroves, rich rainforest and hilltop Savannah. We want...

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Cooktown 4WD Adventures

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway and the Great Dividing Range, which is the Outback of Far N...

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Tjapukai i...

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UMI Arts

Free entry in to the UMI Arts Galleries of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Annual Christmas Markets. Authentic Art Far North Queensland. Extended hours Friday 9 December 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 December 9 - 3 pm for the Annual Christmas Markets.

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The Young Company

TYC awakens children and young people’s imaginations; inspiring a culture of true creativity.

Cairns Jockey Club

For the past 105 years, Cannon Park has been the home of the Cairns Jockey Club and has continued its commitment to local racing making it one of the top things to do in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Originally owned by the Cannon family, the land where the CJC now sits was donated, with the...

Inkmasters Cairns

Our vision is to establish Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence to advance the careers of professional and emerging artist printmakers, and to engage the wider community with this unique form of artistic expression. Founded in 2011 Inkmasters mounts regular exhibitions and participates in na...

Leukaemia Foundation

We fund blood cancer research and give free support to people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. www.leukaemia.org.au

Mulgrave Shire Historical Society

Head towards the sugar mill in Gordonvale, across the train and cane crossing you will find the museum carpark on the left hand side. This building was purpose-built to house objects used by settlers in the area then called Nelson in the late 1800s. The museum has a number of historical items and di...


Serving up the ultimate dining experience whilst overlooking the Trinity Inlet, Boatshed is Cairns premier Restaurant and Bar. Whether it be for a casual lunch with friends, group birthday celebration or business function, the team encourages diners to embrace the brasserie style menu with the mantr...

Cairns Christmas Lights Ride

Events for active Aussies of all fitness levels. We promote health, fun & fitness & raise money to help others. We don't push beauty & weight loss. The Christmas Lights Ride is a ride with a difference! This slow-paced ride is suitable for all ages, and is a wonderful opportunity to get together wi...

The Travelling Film Festival

The Travelling Film Festival: On the road with the best on screen. Australia's longest running travelling film festival bringing world cinema to regional Australia. The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films screening in area...

Wild Art Tiles

Wild Art Tiles

These quality hand printed tiles are only available exclusively from Wild Art Tiles. If you require unique and quality tiles that will add a distinctive style to your home, then look no further.All the original artwork featured on the tiles and murals has been created by well-known Australian Wildli...

The Human Connection Movement

This initiative is about binding people together so that we can collectively co-create a new reality where authenticity and vulnerability is at the essence of each interaction. Identity and sense of self is a common theme in which the collective finds itself in struggling with. So instead of liv...

Tastes of the Tablelands

It is a one day event held in the grounds of the historic Chinese Temple in Atherton. It is sponsored by Rotary in Atherton & Tourism Events Qld as well as many other businesses on the Tablelands and from Cairns. TAFE North organising a Chefs Competition with Chefs competing from Pt Douglas Cairns...

Green Ant Cantina

The Green Ant Cantina is Cairns’ best kept secret and has become an institution among its regulars since opening in 2001. This off beat, funky venue boasts a wide range of boutique beers, premium wines, South American inspired cocktails and , of course, great Mexican fusion cuisine.

Party In Cairns

Cairns Party Specialists * The #1 Party & Entertainment Professionals in Cairns * The official Fitzroy Island Party hosts * Our Pub Crawl has been voted Cairns’ “Best Night Out” for the past 4 years (now operating Mon, Wed, Fri & most Saturday nights) * We save you $$$ and guarantee a great ti...


FruitloopsCairns Gay & Lesbian Business Networking group meets every first Friday of the month from 5pm - 8pm.A great opportunity to socialise, meet new people or catch up with old friends. Network within the local GLBT community, you never know what business opportunities might arise!...


Custom Designed Steel Framed Homes

Manufacturing Steel Frame Homes

Holloways Beach Markets

The Holloways Beach Markets are the only markets in the Cairns area held right on the beach and are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month 12 months a year. Stroll amongst the stalls shaded by the beautiful beach front trees and palms. Stalls are many and varied including food and coffee, fresh frui...

PJ O'Brien's

PJ O'Brien's

P.J.O'Brien's is located in the heart of the city mall in busy Cairns. Discover the Craic with the many locals, tourists and backpackers that visit P.J.O'Brien's to experience the atmosphere of a truly authentic Irish Pub combined with today's shannigans. P.J.O'Brien's offers something unique; drop...

Tobruk Memorial Pool

Belgravia Leisure, on behalf of Cairns Regional Council, proudly manages the Iconic Tobruk Memorial Pool. The recently redeveloped facility offers members and guests a FINA approved 50m Olympic Pool, a 25m lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, a toddler splash area, a Flow Rider, Café, two function...

Undara Experience

Undara Lava Tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park

Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns, four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll discover a land so different in contrasts…. Undara. Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For...


Cairns' own ticketing specialists ticketliNK, owned by the Cairns Regional Council, provides ticketing services for events held at Tanks Arts Centre, the Cairns Convention Centre, the Rondo Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts and many other venues in Far North Queensland. TicketLiNK is a loca...

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery

Emu Ridge Gallery is the most photographed attraction in all of Kuranda, famous for our fossils and gemstone museum and also our star attraction of the only Queensland life-sized Allosaurus! A perfected 9 meter replica of the Allosaurus entangled around the staircase shared and loved by many peopl...

Sunny Ale Music Education

Hong Kong born Classical pianist, composer, singer and music educator.

The FacePainters and Balloon Benders

Awesome Airogami, pumped airheads got gas

Free Quotes, FacePainters and World Body Artists, Body Art Baby Bumps, Baby Showers, Body Casting, FacePainting Special Packages, FacePainters Kids Party, Face Painters Corporate Parties Cairns QLD, Awesome Airogami - the skillful art of Balloon Bending - Twisting Creative Sculptures, Balloon Be...

Ultimate Party Cairns

Cairns Ultimate Party – SLEEP IS NOT AN OPTION! Voted Cairns’ best pub and club tour. Ultimate Party runs the double-decker party bus every Wednesday and Saturday nights. Why choose Ultimate Party? We take the stress out of you organizing everything so you can really let loose and party. We kn...

FNQ Cerebral Palsy Support Group

We are a charitable organisation started by a small group of passionate parents of children with cerebral palsy in hopes of improving the services and opportunities available to families affected by cerebral palsy and living in Cairns and Far North Queensland. The Group has also reached out to fami...

Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery

Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery

Established in 1993, Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery showcases a diverse collection of original artwork and prints depicting the scenery and fauna of Far North Queensland and Australia. A wide selection of handcrafted jewellery, glass, ceramics, sculpture and handpainted silks are also available at t...

Gordonvale Turf Club

Gordonvale Turf Club is a country race club in North Queensland which is only 25-30 mins from the Cairns CBD.

Daniella Jones Wildlife Artist

Daniella Jones Wildlife Artist

Daniella Jones has been creating artworks for over 20 years and her artwork is shown in many exhibitions and galleries. She has studied and successfully gained her Certificate III in Illustration, Certificate III in Photography and Certificate IV in Advanced Digital Design. On completing her studie...

Cairns Historical Society Museum

Cairns Historical Society Museum

The Cairns Museum presents a history of Cairns and District in static and pictorial displays. Beginning with our Aboriginal and Islander beginnings, the Chinese influence and early timber, mining and agricultural industries, the displays touch on every period of our development from foundation to th...

Port Douglas Audio Visual

Since 1989 we have been entertaining Far North Queensland with our Mobile DJ & Karaoke Service. We specialize in Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Karaoke and Audio Visual equipment hire set-ups for ceremonies and Corporate Conferences. Port Douglas Audio Visual & Mobile Disco is a profes...

Cairns and Region Multicultural Association - CARMA

CARMA is an independent multicultural community organisation established in March 2002 to assist community groups in Cairns and the surrounding Region.


Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band are sure to get the whole family up singing and dancing with their award winning live and top rating TV shows! Lah-Lah introduces children and their families to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments. Meet Mister Saxophon...

Festivals Up North

Festivals Up North

FUN is a collective of arts performers, producers and event-all-sorts with vast skills, knowledge and experience in various forms of art and entertainment. We manage and supply corporate entertainers, run the monthly Cairns Sit Down Comedy Club, the annual Cairns Buskers Festival and work all over...

Tropical Mardi Gras Cairns

Tropical Mardi Gras is a festival of events for LGBT folk in the north and our guests from around the globe. Each October, Cairns Tropical Pride invites fabulous people from around Australia and the world to join us for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland.

Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is a significant piece of arts infrastructure developed by the Queensland Government and operated by Arts Queensland. It comprises two performance based venues, The Theatre (238 seat black box theatre) and The Space, (a large flexible open performance and re...

Stufflers Bear Building

Stufflers is a mobile teddy bear stuffing activity for kids! Stuff them, make them, name them, clothe them and love them!! Welcome to Stufflers. Stufflers is the latest party and event activity that is sure to put a smile on every child's face (young and old). You just choose the theme or style you...

PakMag Cairns

PakMag is the number one Parents and Kids Magazine in Far North Queensland. We are your one stop resource for fun, whats on, competitions and family things to do. Locally owned and operated.

The Pier Bar & Grill

The Pier Bar & Grill

In an enviable location by the water, The Pier Bar is somewhat of an institution in Cairns, known for our delicious wood fired pizzas and our relaxed Sundays and our big party events.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Rainforestation Nature Park

The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) tourist attraction located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. Part of the CaPTA Group, the locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors as part of a tour, or as a self-drive opt...

Luxx Bar and Cafe

Located in the heart of Cairns, Luxx Hotel Cairns presents Luxx Bar and Cafe provides a relaxing open environment accompanied by a range of up market cocktails and delicious menu options. Our simple yet delicious menu options include wood-fire pizzas, tasty traditional burgers, juicy steaks, pas...

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel and Resort Cairns

Gilligan's is Australia's leading backpacker hotel and resort located in the heart of Cairns. Offering a blend of traditional backpacker dorm accommodation and hotel rooms. All room types are fully airconditioned with ensuite. Each of the four levels has it’s own state of the art kitchen an...

Cazalys Cairns

Cazalys Cairns

Cazalys is the home of Australian Football in Cairns, with world-class sporting facilities that have hosted national games of Rugby League and AFL, as well as international cricket matches. This year the club will host a national AFL game, the Gold Coast Suns V The Western Bulldogs. The social club...

Cairns Show Association

The first show presented by the Cairns Agricultural, Pastoral and Mining Association took place in 1891 and they have been run almost continually since that date. The Cairns Show Association's charter is to coordinate and stage the traditional annual show, showcasing the very best of Cairns and its...

Cairns Social Events

Cairns Social Events

Welcome to Cairns Social Events. This Social Club is all about enjoying great events, meeting new people, business networking and making new friends. Our aim is to organize regular social events around Cairns. We cater for anyone who is looking to meet new people. Singles, new to town, single parent...

The Jack - The Union Jack Hotel & Cairns Hostel

The Jack - The Union Jack Hotel & Cairns Hostel

The 'Jack' as it is affectionately known is just a little different than your average Cairns Pub, we are not just a Hotel with a Bar and Restaurant, we are a LARGE entertainment venue with a very central Cairns Hostel, oh did I mention fabulous dining? The Union Jack in Cairns has two Great indoo...

Aerial Active

Aerial Active, part of the Cairns Youth Circus Arts School Inc., holds daily classes in health and fitness including Aerial Yoga and Aerial Silks training.

Cairns Yacht Club

A non-profit, volunteer run yacht club that promotes the sport of sailing. Visitors welcome to participate in social racing on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-4:30pm. Contact us on 4031 2750 for further information or visit our website www.cairnsyachtclub.com.au

McGinty's Irish Bar

No plastic bar this one, top food, music, sport, drink and Irish & Thai food . Soon to be home pub of almost every Irish, folk and other musos in Cairns. McGinty's has the distinctive red frontage halfway between the lagoon and Cairns Central.

Event Cinemas Cairns

Event Cinemas is a new concept in entertainment that will deliver the ultimate cinema experience to movie goers. Our cinemas throughout Australia are being redeveloped and relaunched as state-of-the-art venues that offer customers a complete range of entertainment options. Vmax is the jewel in ou...

Junkie Uncle Records

Junkie Uncle Records is a music company based in Cairns, Queensland.

Rose Rigley Artist

I am a Cairns-based visual artist in my fifth year of practice. My artwork is driven by concept and process as I focus on the human condition with particular emphasis on the nuances of memory, the narratives of the everyday and the universal in the personal. Utilising a range of media – artist books...

Brothers Leagues Club Cairns

You'll love the huge range of social activities, promotions, function and gaming features we have in the Club. Check out the great dining options in Lanterns Family Buffet Restaurant and explore all the fantastic benefits and rewards exclusive to members. You'll soon discover why we are called a...

Cairns Talk

Celebrate all that is cool, awesome and nerdy at Cairns Talk Pop Con.

Sacred Earth

Based in Australia, Sacred Earth is the creation of Jethro & Prem Williams. Jethro & Prem have been traveling the world for 12 years performing live the music of Sacred Earth. Prem shares with us her heart felt devotion for Spirit and our precious Mother Earth through mantra and songs from the heart...

Salt House

Salt House

Situated at Marina Point, next to the new Cairns Yacht Club facilities, Salt House is a unique dining, bar and entertainment venue offering a panorama of the ocean, marina and city on the waterfront in Cairns. Salt House offers a space that is glamorous, funky, chilled-out, progressive, stylish,...

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair Association Inc.

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair occurs on the second Saturday of the August and has been running for almost 60 years.

Illuminate Cairns and Culture Mechanics

We run a range of projection festivals around the country.

Boxing Queensland

The Coral Sea Challenge is an Australian and International Invitational Competition for Elite Boxers held in beautiful Cairns. Teams confirmed for this top class event are a select Australian Team, Boxing Queensland, Boxing New South Wales, Boxing South Australia, Boxing Western Australia, Papua New...

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

Established in 1997, the Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation that assists the activities and services of health services across Far North Queensland.

Alliance Francaise de Cairns

Our aim is to share the love of the French heritage and culture with the local Australian and expat community.

Raintrees Tavern

A Local Favourite in Manunda. Entertainment featuring live music, BWS liquorbarn and drive through. Specialties: Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Services: Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Good For Kids Outdoor Seating. Raintrees Tavern is more than happy to invite you to...

Cairns Photo Courses

Cairns Photo Courses is about providing quality, practical photographic training and photo tours for Cairns and North Queensland. Our courses, workshops and photography tours are designed to be insightful, fun and hands on… enabling locals and visitors to learn new techniques, gain knowledge, and ex...

Illumination Cairns

Cairns Annual White Party – ILLUMINATION, brought to you by SILVER GEM, will be held at AJ Hackett Cairns in Smithfield on October 22nd this year. The Council approved event is a highly anticipated night out with the audience dressed in WHITE. The event attracts a broad demographic from the communit...

About Entertainment, Art & Culture For Cairns

The colourful landscapes of Cairns and Tropical North Queensland still inspire many established and emerging artists.  A number of the artists on the National Australian comtemporary art scene are based in our vibrant art community in North Queensland. 

We also have a rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and regularly showcase their visual art at local galleries. 

Photographic artists have emerged as a predominant force in the local art scene and have opened many galleries that sell their images to the many visitors to this region.  These artists capture the beauty of the landscape in all conditions and have galleries in Kuranda, Cairns and Port Douglas. 

The Cairns Regional Gallery is located within a stately brick and stone heritage building on the corner of Abbott and Shields Streets.  This heritage building was renovated in 1995 and features a cafe/restaurant and a Gallery Shop. 

The Gallery exhibits work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as well as local fine arts and contemporary art and also hosts major Australian and international collections.  You can visit the gallery from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday.

There is also a Gallery shop offering a wide range of Australian ceramics, jewellery, books and cards. 

Cairns Art Society has well over 250 members and was established in 1931 to promote and assist artists to acheive their aims.  The society plays an active role in the cultural and art community of Cairns.  The Cairns Art Society holds an annual exhibition and many activities inclduing dinners, and tutorials sessions as well as the very succesful and sought after annual ARTescape - Winter Art School in the Tropics. 

The Cairns Potters Club has a strong following of local potters who shape their clay with many varying methods and fire their creations in various ways including firing in the open.  Each year the Potters Club has an exhibition and they also generally have a market on the Saturday before Mothers Day.

Public Art
Artworks in public spaces in Cairns are an important expression of our creative diversity and reflect our unique society. 

The Cairns Esplanade has some new public art that has recently been unveiled. 

"Wind Blown Leaves" by Roland Nancarrow
"Telescopus" by Dominic Johns
and "Horizon Line" by Kevin Mayo.

"TELESCOPUS" a large mosaic shell sculpture that is designed in the shape of a shell that is commonly found in the mangroves and inter tidal mudflats around Cairns.  The sculpture has been created using iridescent mosaic glass tiles and Chillagoe marble.  Chillagoe is a very small marble producing township located in the outback about 4 hours drive west of Cairns. 

The spiral shape of the shell and design of the phosphorescent tile reflects the sky and lights up in the sunshine and moonlight without the use of power.  This really is a very pretty sculpture and something that we are very proud of.  It makes a very nice backdrop for photos and is located very close to the Floriana Guesthouse and the Cairns Base Hospital on the esplanade.

"WINDBLOWN LEAVES" is a Roland Nancarrow creation and is a freestanding steel sculpture with a resilient ‘new leaf’ standing erect from the windblown leaves surrounding the base.  Roland Nancarrow is inspired by local heliconia tropical flowers and has created many beautiful public art works.  This sculpture also reflects the nautical shapes of sails and boats often seen in Trinity Inlet.    

"HORIZON LINES" by Kevin Mayo are two sculptures in the shape of a boat stood on end with human figures cut-out within the boat shape.  The Dancer and The Swimmer are the shapes that have been cut out. 

These sculptures are all within an easy walking distance of the Cairns Base Hospital on the foreshore of the Northern end of the Cairns esplande. 

"JELLY BABIES" at the Centre of Contemporary Arts created by Sophie Cadman.

"Gilbert, Oliver, Penelope, Roxanne and Yasmin" is the title of this work and was created using fibreglass and acrylic paint. 

The delicious Jelly Babies are a very popular backdrop for many holiday snaps in Cairns.  Each jelly baby is equal in its form but has its own individual colour and is recognised and enjoyed regardless of age or culture as lollies! 

This is a great celebration of art and is a signature peice that identifies the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Cairns.  This is located on the corner of Abbott and Florence Sts. 

"WOVEN FISH" in the Esplanade Swimming lagoon created by Brian Robinson

Woven Fish was commissioned by the Cairns City Council and the Queensland Government for the Cairns Esplanade Redevelopment completed in 2003.  These recognisable woven fish are a standout feature of the Esplanade swimming lagoon and gleam in the sunlight making them the most photographed distinguishing feature of our Cairns esplanade swimming lagoon. 

"THE INNER CIRCLE" at the Reef Fleet Terminal created by Jill Chism.

This fired paper clay and resin sculptural work is a play with form and space using circle rings of Paper clay embossed from imprints from clothing and text from Taoist and Buddist literature. 

"BAYBARU" on the boardwalk near the Marlin Marina created by Paul Johnson.

These very interesting organic stainless steel and copper sculptural forms have been inspired by the sea anemome of the reefs and the funnel-net fish traps (baybaru) of the indigenous people.  These sculptures come to life at night with fibre-optic lighting. 

"CAIRNS" in 3 parts was created in 2001 by Jill Chism and David Campbell

This work was created during the City Place Revitalisation programme.  This stainless steel and phot-etched sculptural work is in 3 parts and is near the childrens playpark in the City Place.  The shape of this work makes a semi-abstract association with the mountains surrounding our city.  The photos are dupicates of the historical images from the Cairns Museum collection. 

"HISTORICAL BROOCH:SCHOOL OF ARTS was created in 2001 by Peter Thompson.

These panels of screen-printed vitreous ceramic are a reflection of the School of Arts history and architectural significance. 

"BUSH MEDICINE, REEF FIGURE, DILLLY was created in 2002 by Arone Meeks.

Arone Meeks has created many beautiful public art works in the Cairns region.  These three sculptural figures were created for the Cairns Base Hospital Redevelopment in 2002 and are inspired by indigenous forms and patterns using cut out painted steel. 

"TROPICAL BENCHES" was created by various work for the dole participants and managed by Dominic Johns

During the revitalisation programme of the city area during 2002, 2003 and 2004 working in a partnership with local unemployed people Dominic Johns inspired the artists and participants to create 85 square metres of handpainted and fired ceramic mosaic tiles depicting colourful tropical thems of North Queensland.  These tiles now form a series of 12 bench seats constructed along Shields Street heading from the City Place to Cairns Central. 

"TANKS ART CENTRE" was a project that was undertaken in the early 1990's that turned old oil storage tanks into spaces for performance and events.  This cultural precinct holds markets at times as well as outdoor movies in the evenings.  At the time of the original redevelopment many Powdercoated steel webbed fencing and sculptural pieces were created all around the centre.  This area is currently undergoing a new redevelopment but the original iron work is still intact. 

"Beautiful Art Spaces" There are also a growing number of council sponsored shops called beautiful art spaces. They are basically empty shops that artist are now occuping. These unique spaces are a terrific oportunitiy for arists to gain retail experience and also work in situa. There are a few in the Pier shopping Centre at the marina as well as orcid plaza, Cairns.