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. 




General Meeting of Cairns Art Society 

 Thursday 24 February starting 5.30 pm. 

Venue:  Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns (opposite Rusty's).


74th Cairns Art Society Annual Art Awards

18 February to 6 March 2022

​The Awards are the Society's flagship event, where artists from all over Australia compete for several prestigious awards.  The awards and sponsors are:

Open Award - selected from all entries (opportunity to sponsor)

Peugeot Award for Best Oil Painting - $1500 (acquisitive)

Halpin Partners Award for Best Acrylic Painting - $500

Michael Healy MP Award for Best Watercolour Painting - $500

Cairns Art Society Award for Best Abstract - $500

Omni Builders Award for Best Mixed Media artwork - $500

Cairns Hardware/Cairns Art Society Award for Best Sculpture - total value $500 (voucher and cash)

Tropical North Framing Award for Best Work on Paper - $350 voucher for framing services

Earth People Award for Best Computer Manipulated/Generated/Digital Artwork - $250

High Scan People's Choice Award - $200 voucher for scanning services

Unpackers' Prize - One month exhibition space at Artists@work Studio & Gallery, value $150


6pm, Friday 18 February

Exhibition Judge and Speaker - Dr Angela Meyer

Music by Paul Furse.

RSVP essential, numbers are limited

Please note:  Proof of double vaccination for COVID is required to enter the Cairns Art Gallery.​​


More information on the Annual Awards page (via the link below).





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​Cairns Art Society Artists of the North Exhibition - 22 March to 4 May 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 a discount on entry fees. 

Looking for some art for your home or a unique gift

Seeking art exhibitions and competitions to enter?


looking for somewhere to sell your art?

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

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

Some members will also do commissioned pieces.

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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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