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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

     News and exhibitions  - Note:  Entries close to the CAS Annual Awards on 10 December.

     IGalleries news,, and invitation to opening of Artists@work Studio & Gallery's new location

      Art workshops and classes

      Positions vacant    

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

​MEETINGS (note change of venue)

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 general meeting:  date to be advised.


​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. 

December exhibition is by the members. 

Friday 8 December:  Opening of new gallery/studio - all invited.

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VACANCY:  Artists@work has room for one more artist, who will have their own gallery space, take part in joint exhibitions, and have the option of running classes, while sharing the operating costs and roster to man the gallery. 

To learn more contact


call for entries
76th annual art awards
Cairns Art Gallery - 3 February - 25 February

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Our Annual Art Awards are on again. In its 76th year, the awards are open to all Australian artists at any stage of their careers.

For full Entry Conditions, Details on Prizes and to Enter now, visit the Call for Entries page here. 


Closes 5pm, 10th December

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 runs untll the last week of February.

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Vacancy for one artist at Artists@work - scroll up for  "Galleries" for details.

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