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 second Thursday of the month (usually) at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns. Visitors are welcome.  NEXT MEETING: Thursday 20 May at 5.30 pm.


Artists of the North Exhibition

The 2021 exhibition has now finished at the Tanks Cultural Centre.  It was very successful with a wonderful range of high  quality artworks,.  Congratulations to all the artists and to the co-ordinator Glenda Lake and her organising team. 

Congratulations also to the People's Choice winner, Michelle Welch for "Tangled Barra Blue", a wondrous piece all done with ballpoint pen.  Her award was sponsored by Lisa Costa and Trevor Bostock, Omni Builders.

Plein Air Painting Exhibition

at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, open 7 days a week.

Judy Noller and Zita Sudnika spent several days this year painting the lotuses at the Cairns Centenary Lakes  on Greenslopes Street.  This is the result.. 

Plein Air Exhibition poster - Judy & Zit

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.

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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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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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?

Interior Design Studio