Welcome to Cairns Art Society

Cairns Art Society (CAS) is one of North Queensland's oldest and largest community art organisations.  A not-for-profit association, it supports not only a large membership but the region's artists in general, with exhibitions, classes and competitions.  

It operates two member-run art galleries and a working artist studio, whilst also partnering with the Cairns Regional Council and many local businesses to bring high quality local art to the community and visitors.

Members meet monthly at 5.30pm on the third Thursday of the month (usually) at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns. Visitors are welcome. 




Annual General Meeting of Cairns Art Society 

 Date: 30 October 2021 starting 9am sharp.

 Venue:  Cominos House, 27 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill, Cairns

 The Annual General Meeting will be followed by the Cairns Art Society general meeting for October.


 Note:  only paid-up members of Cairns Art Society can vote at the Annual General Meeting. 

Announcing the next CAS Exhibitions

We can now confirm the dates for our next major art exhibitions:

Cairns Art Society 74th Annual Art Awards – 22 March to 4 May 2022

This is our flagship event, where artists from all over Australia and beyond compete for awards for drawing, painting, digital art, sculpture and ceramics.  Selected finalist artworks will form an exhibition at the Cairns Art Gallery on the above dates, which will open with the Awards ceremony.

Artists of the North – 18 February to 6 March 2022

Artists from across North Queensland will be eligible to enter this exhibition, which as always will be held at the Tanks Art Centre at Edge Hill. 

CAS members will be entitled to discounts on entry fees for both exhibitions. 


A CAS member, and not receiving event notices or newsletters?  Maybe your membership has expired (on 31 March).  Join CAS or renew your membership via the Eventgate link on our membership page.

Current Exhibitions

Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns

Open 7 days a week

​October exhibitions by Robyn Rollston and Monika Riedeger




Looking for some art for your home or a unique gift


looking for somewhere to sell your art?

CAS's two member-run galleries offer a wide range of artworks, and have regular member exhibitions.

Some members will also do commissioned pieces.

Seeking art exhibitions and competitions to enter?

CAS usually runs two major art exhibitions and awards every year, that  all artists can enter.

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Looking for art lessons?

CAS members run regular drawing and painting classes and courses, and also workshops. 

Current classes

Sheran Barton runs weekday painting classes at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, currently Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

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CAS members get together for monthly meetings, and organise all the society's activities. 

Members run both galleries in a comfortable and sociable environment.

Members also receive discounts on exhibition entries and art supplies, and information about exhibition opportunities with other organisations.

Just want to meet other artists?

Yvonne Hering teaches traditional Japanese woodblock  printing at Artists@work Studio & Gallery on Saturday mornings. 

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