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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.

Scroll down for details of:

      CAS Members general meetings and Annual General Meetings

      Watercolour Muster 2023

      Positions vacant

      Art trip to Japan

      Art classes

      News and exhibitions by CAS artists 

To keep up  with CAS events, please like our NEW Facebook page


Members meet quarterly 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

     Next meeting  - date to be advised

     Venue:  Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns.

​Have a say in the running of your Society.

Watercolour Muster 2023




The Watercolour Muster is fast approaching, with a fabulous series of classes and video demonstrations by international and Australian tutors, art trips to Jowalbinna and Mungalli, an exhibition of artworks selected for the Exhibition of 32 Best in Muster and an International Artists Exhibition, an evening of demonstrations by visiting and local artists, and more.

DATES:  6 to 11 September 2023 for the Muster

              6th September to 28th October for the Exhibitions

VENUES | Old Court House Gallery - and The Tanks Arts Precinct

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, try Daniel Smith, Maineri and other renowned watercolour products, and see what's happening in the world of watercolour.

All details at

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MEMBERS' Exhibitions

Scotia Hennessy  is donating all proceeds from her September exhibition to the purchase of a stand-alone toilet for a community in India.  She has now launched a silent auction of the artworks, to be finalised at her official opening on the 9th, so bids can be placed any  time.  All are welcome to the opening, where drinks for sale will assist the fund-raising. 

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Art classes & WORKSHOPS
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Yvonne Hering - Traditional Japanese Woodblock

Learn to create a traditional Japanese woodblock and to produce prints from it from printmaster Yvonne Hering.. 

Saturday mornings at Artists@work - intermediate classes.

Sunday mornings - beginners classes

Contact Yvonne at 0476 164 637

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Lots of exhibitions happening in the CAS galleries this month:

CAS Gallery at DFO Shopping Centre (near Coles)

Artist of the month

Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street

Open 9 - 4.30 every day.

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And CAS artist Pete Marshall's  beautiful wildlife exhibition "Drawn to the Wild" is at Kite Gallery, Grafton Street, Cairns until 5 August.
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Congratulations to

Yvonne Hering. coordinator of Artists@work, who has been selected to represent Australia in the prestigious MI-LAB Air advanced woodblock Residency in Echizen, Japan in 2024.

Five Participants are selected worldwide to spend a month creating a body of work in the delightful paper making village of Echizen in Japan.

Various woodblock carving, printing and paper making activities will be included in the tuition.

Accommodation is provided in a traditional Japanese style studio.

Yvonne’s project is supported by the Japanese consulate in Cairns where her woodblocks are on show.

Yvonne has been studying mokuhanga for many years in Japan and runs classes from her Kentocorner studio on weekends.

Echizan studio

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