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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 its annual awards, exhibitions and classes.

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 meetings and 2024 AGM

     CAS Galleries


     Art workshops and classes

     Positions vacant    

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

​MEETINGS (note change of venueS)

Members meet quarterly at 5.30pm on the third Thursday of the month (usually) at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, which is now at 51 Lake Street, Cairns. Visitors are welcome. 

​    Next management meeting:  6pm Tuesday 20 February.  Any member may attend.


Annual General Meeting:  5.30pm, Thursday 29 February at the Big Meeting Room, Arc Disability Services, 92 Little Street, Manunda.

Nominations are sought for all executive positions and the committee.

Please download the relevant documents: 

The AGM will be followed by a General Meeting,

Have a say in the running of your Society.

CAS Galleries

Lots of member's exhibitions and artworks for sale at  the CAS galleries, both open every day :

CAS Gallery at DFO Shopping Centre (near Coles)

Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 51 Lake Street. 

February exhibitions: 

     Jo Wooler, Mojo Creations - stainless steel sculpture

    Claire Randall, Watercolour and Ink

For more information on both galleries, please go to our Galleries page at

CAS Exhibitions

Cairns Art Society runs two major exhibitions a year for the regional art community:

The CAS Annual Art Awards and Exhibition, in partnership with the Cairns Art Gallery, has now closed. 

See our CAS Awards page for the award winners and runners-up and the top People's Choice, led by Vickie Williams with Mossman Gorge.

Cairns Art Society
18th Artists of the North exhibition



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People and places are always changing, but over the last few years we have seen a real push to repurpose our buildings and possessions, to recycle our rubbish, and to save our heritage.  In Cairns, the Tanks have been repurposed to become the most spectacular exhibiting and performance spaces, and the Boland Centre has undergone several upgrades, and is still a beautiful building.  Cars, homes, clothes and even pets change as fashion styles and preferences come and go. What does your home mean to you?  How would you honour this beautiful place we call home?

Local artists are required to volunteer to assist with stewarding the exhibition, and this can arranged at bump in, but if your time is limited contact us beforehand and book 2 sessions.

Key Dates:

Entries open: 7th Feb       

Entries close: 24th March    

Bump-in day: 3rd April – 9.30 – 4pm

Open: 10th April – 12th May.    

Opening night: 12th April.   

Bump-out 13th May 9.30 – 2pm

Download Conditions of Entry here

Entry is via Eventgate here

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STILL LIFE comes alive

Cairns Historical Society and Museum and Cairns Art Society have partnered on an exhibition that brings to life displays and objects in the Museum.

The result is a rich and varied collection of paintings and sculptures thoughtfully produced by CAS members.

The Exhibition ends on 9 March - not to be missed.


Jo Wooler

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Go to Joanne Bingham's profile

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