Arts Events Directory of North Queensland.

Arts events in Far North Queensland contribute to a vibrant and growing arts industry in the region. Events include arts contests, exhibitions, workshops, arts festivals - even outback opera!

From exhibition displays, such as this one held at Canopy Arts, to community arts festivals, art contests, workshops in visual arts, sculpture, theatre or film, art internships and even an amazing opera-in-the-outback special event, the energy and resourcefulness of communities living in regional Australia is evident. If you would like to publicise your art event please write 400 or more words about it and upload up to four images, below.

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Call for entries now open! 
The 2017 Call for Entries is now open for the 17th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Artists are invited to present images of their proposed or completed …

ARCADE 
Contemporary art exhibition, Arcade, from local collective, Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative, opens this month at Canopy Art Centre in the …

Daintree Village Art Exhibition - Sat.2nd April @ 7pm Champers & Nibbles 
Where: Rob's Place - Home of 'the Chunky Pie' (Rob the Poet) Daintree Village. Not to be missed - three leading Artists will display their works …

Welcome to Cairns... 
Welcome to Cairns is a quirky "retro" perspective digital art exhibition, about Cairns and its surrounds, by following the adventures of "Nan and Pop"! …

Botanicals, an exhibition of glass by Judith Bohm-Parr 
Botanicals opens on October 1st at Childers Art Space, closes Nov. 22 2015 Artists statement: Life is a continuous journey with a few stops in-between; …

"Configurations" and "Sleepers" 
“Configurations” and “Sleepers” exhibits; A series of 4 Screenprints based on a large figure composition. A series of 6 lithographs which are variations …

TROPICS>TROPICS Tour to Johor Artfest, Malaysia 
Cairns Artists and Performers to be showcased at Johor Bharu International Art Festival, Nov 5 – 16, 2015. Visual Artist and print maker, Sasi Victoire, …

THINKING OF PLACE 
Thinking of Place is a collaborative venture between Inkmasters Cairns Inc, Goldfields Printmakers (Victoria), Melbourne Printmakers Group, North Island …

ONE DOG IS ONE, TWO, FEW 
One dog is one, two, few is a visual investigation of the bond between humans and their canine ‘best friends’ by Cairns-based emerging artist, Rose Rigley. …

Tropical Writers Inc - Literary Lunch 
Tropical Writers are very proud to support' Savannah – Writers Voices in the North' inaugural Festival in Townsville by bringing Peter FitzSimons to tour …

Tropical Encounters Group Exhibition 
Tropical Encounters Opens Friday 28 Nov at 6pm by Cr Ray Gartrell and continues until 24 December 2014 An exciting new exhibition of artwork showcased …

SUB-0 - The Affordable Art Show 
Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative presents SUB-O–The Affordable Art Show, highlighting 30 of Far North Queensland's most collectable contemporary …

Tropical Writers Literary Dinner presents.... 
A chance to dress up, enjoy a welcome glass of champagne on the Sea Level verandah, Rydges Tradewinds Hotel, overlooking the Cairns Esplanade. What a wonderful …

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival presents Writing, reading and music 
Cairns Tropical Writers Festival presents an afternoon of music and reading. Join us for Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying the singing talent of iconic …

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival 2014 
The Festival is about Readers Writing and Writers Reading in an inspirational environment. If you are a writer, reader, poet, or belong to a book club, …

Childers Festival Glass workshops with Judith Bohm-Parr 
AN INTRODUCTION TO ART AT STUDIO 8 GLASS Take a few hours out of your busy schedule of events and nourish your creative side. Attend a glass workshop …

Sydney Film Festival Two Indigenous Female directors, Darlene Johnson And Rachel Perkins, Present Their Latest Productions 
Sydney Film Festival is proud to continue their partnership with Screen Australia's Indigenous Department through Screen Black. Two Indigenous female directors, …

"Dawn Song" - Paintings by Steven Royster at Canopy Art Centre, Cairns 
"Dawn Song" is an exhibition of finely crafted paintings by respected Cairns-based artist Steve Royster. In his exhibition artist's statement Steve …

WOMEN IN THE ARTS: BOOKED 
In Far North Queensland, the world of books and visual arts meet in a cross-venue exhibition event in celebration of this year’s International Women’s …

WOMEN IN THE ARTS: OF SENSE & SENSIBILITIES 
In Far North Queensland, the world of books and visual arts meet in a cross-venue exhibition event in celebration of this year’s International Women’s …

Ted E. Mueller in Addison, IL (USA) library 
Addison library has invited Ted E. Mueller to have a one person exhibit of his original paintings during the entire month of January, 2014. The exhibit …

Sylvia Ditchburn filmed on Put Some Colour in Your Life 
Since coming to north Queensland from the Darling Downs in the 1960s Sylvia has been inspired by the tropical landscape for her art. A freelance fine artist …

Sentinels 145° 38' 14.17" E, 16° 50' 08.63" S Exhibition at Kick Arts Gallery 
Sentinels 145° 38'14.17" E, 16° 50' 08.63" S

Tropical Flowers - launch of new silk scarves 
Jill Booth is about to launch a new series of luxurious silk scarves on Saturday September 7 (10am - 4pm) at 5 Ocean View Drive, Port Douglas. Designs …

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Under the Canopy - Exhibitions: event of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 
Under the Canopy is a collection of exhibitions, hosted by Canopy Artspace, that focuses on bringing together a diverse array of artists and artworks. …

SUB-150 The Affordable Art Show 2013 
17 of Far North Queensland’s most collectable contemporary artists have more than 90 works on display in this year’s SUB-150 The Affordable Art Show. This …

Art for Autism 
On Friday the 16th of August the 'Art for Autism' charity art exhibition will be held at 06:00pm, for a 06:30pm start, at Salt House Restaurant & Bar (Marina …

Asian Influence 
‘Asian Influence’Exhibition Early this year a group of Port Douglas and Cairns artists, who are involved in the website, Art in Tropical Australia, …

Offshoots 5: Superfruit EXHIBITION & WORKSHOP 
'Offshoots 5: Superfruit', an exhibition of original botanical drawings, paintings and lithographs, references the Cairns Botanic Gardens’ vast collection …

Inside / Out: Mapping spiritual journeys - a collaborative print project 
Inside / Out: Mapping spiritual journeys is a collaborative printmaking exhibition, to be launched at Circa 1907 Contemporary Artspace, City Place, Cairns. …

Teho Ropeyarn Exhibition 
2012 Primavera artist Teho Ropeyarn, Cairns-based originally from Injinoo, Cape York Peninsula, will launch his solo print exhibition ‘Mandang Ikamba’ …

"Fusion" by Sandy Edgar 
Fusion is a collection of artworks by emerging Cairns artist Sandy Edgar. The series was borne from his desire to merge his love of photography, digital …

"A Sense of Place" by the Saltwater Creek Basketry Group 
"A Sense of Place" Saltwater Creek Basketry Group March 2nd - 30th, 2013 Cell Art Space 109 Lake Street, Cairns View Only Gallery - Open 24 Hours …

Women in the Arts 2013 - States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice 
The spotlight will be on regional artists for Cairns’ Women in the Arts exhibition this year. States of Play: Contemporary Women in Regional Arts Practice …

Body Languages | Margaret Genever and Laurel McKenzie | Artroom @ Vivo | 22 March - 21 May 2013 
You are invited to an exhibition titled Body Languages by Margaret Genever and Laurel McKenzie at Art Room @ Vivo, Palm Cove, from 22 March to 21 May …

VIVLIO - A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY SANDY EDGAR 
VIVLIO - A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY SANDY EDGAR February 12th to 16th, 2013 at C.1907 Contemporary Art Space 1 Journey of discovery, 4 Cameras, 6 …

Car Bodies by Francesca Rosa 
Car Bodies - a photographic exhibition by Francesca Rosa February 2nd to March 2nd, 2013 Cell Art Space - 109 Lake Street, Cairns. View Only Art Space …

Watermark Exhibition at Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai 
In recent years both Chiang Mai, Thailand and North Queensland, Australia have been subjected to heavy flooding, loss of lives, loss of property and devastation …

The DOG SHOW 
A special connection with dogs! A collection of handmade artist books exploring how we keep and retain our memories is just one of the feature pieces …

The Rudolph Palm Cove Crafts & Gift Fair 
The annual convoy of the service vehicles (SES, Fire, Police, Ambulance etc.,) known as 'The Rudolph Event' is departing from Cairns City at 3pm, on Saturday, …

Impress Body to Body 
Impress: Body to Body Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 5 to 28 October 2012 Twelve professional printmakers, members of Inkmasters Cairns Inc, have come …

Imagining and Imaging - Laurel McKenzie - Umbrella Studio - Townsville 
Imagining and Imaging is an Access Space Exhibition at Umbrella Studio, Townsville, 28 Sept to 4 Nov 2012. It re-images women from the distant and recent …

REGIONAL GLIMPSES An exhibition by Louise Derry and Andrew Linklater 
“Regional Glimpses”, a new exhibition featuring the works of Louise Derry and Andrew Linklater, is currently showing at MISSION BEACH ARTS CENTRE. The …

PASTEL PAINTING with LOUISE DERRY 
PASTEL PAINTING with LOUISE DERRY FRIDAY MORNINGS From 9.30 -12.30 Upstairs at The Art Barn, Newell Street, Cairns Phone: 4054 6555 COST: …

The Eye Exhibition 
The Eye Port Douglas August 6th – 15th 2012 The Sugar Wharf, Dixie Street, Port Douglas Queensland Contact Michael Edwards 0412200572 Email m.edwards51ATbigpond.com …

Destination Daintree Art Prize 
Entries in the Destination Daintree Art Prize 2012 are now open. The inaugural art competition is being run by Douglas Arts Base, a Mossman based non-profit …

SUB-150 2012 - The Affordable Art Show  
Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative presents the second annual SUB-150 - The Affordable Art Show, joining the creative line-up for this year’s …

Inkmasters Print Exhibition - Inaugural national exhibition of printmakers 
You are invited to the launch 6 pm 27 July. Exhibition runs until 22 August 2012 Venue: Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Avenue Inkfest is an innovative …

Workshop facilitator call out - Making my Heyday: art, craft & everything in-between 
Be part of up-skilling Far North Queensland young people - Heyday Festival is looking for young artists to teach young people hands on, fun art! We …

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AND THE BIG MEN FLY 
THE CLINK THEATER, PORT DOUGLAS PRESENTS - AND THE BIG MEN FLY - 9 shows - JULY 13 to JULY 29. This year’s first DTAG solo production will be presented …

Heyday Festival budding program for young and emerging Photographers | Filmmakers 
BUILD A CREATIVE CAREER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER | FILMMAKER Heyday Festival announces delivery of a new budding program in photography | film for youth! …

Works on Paper at Circa 1907 Gallery, Cairns, 22 May to 09 June 2012 
An exhibition of ‘Works on Paper’ will be presented at Circa 1907 Gallery, from Tuesday May 22 to Saturday June 09. The exhibition opening will be held …

NEST - an exhibition of sculptural works by ROSE RIGLEY 
A suspended installation of more than 120 sculptural pieces is just one of the feature works in an up-coming exhibition from local artist, Rose Rigley. …

A ceramic Journey - Lone White 
Well known Cairns based ceramist Lone White conducts viewers on a visual ceramic journey at Tablelands Regional Gallery, 16 Robert St. Atherton, from …

INKFEST 
Inkmasters Cairns Inc presents Inkfest, a festival of printmaking, a new and innovative addition to Cairns Festival. Inkfest showcases this fascinating …

Knock Knock Contemporary Artists' Initiative 
Twenty three women and a whole lot of bags will be the focus of much attention as part of the city’s celebrations for International Women’s Day on Thursday …

Farewell to the Marina 
In collaboration with Meridien Marinas, Cairns Regional Gallery initiated an artists-run space in some of the then empty shops at the Marina at Port Douglas …

'Cooktown Creations' Exhibition at C.1907 Art Space Cairns 
The exhibition will showcase new art by local Cooktown artists portraying their connection to our unique environment. WHEN : Opens Monday 20th February …

Reaching Port 
The exhibition REACHING PORT grew out of working at Station Studio in Port Douglas during the months of September and October. Boats and fish have …

Colour Ones 
Cell Art Space is proud to present..... Colour Ones Lyndell Hayes and Jeni Bullock have come together to examine the use of colour and it's relation …

Colour Ones 
Cell Art Space is proud to present..... Colour Ones Lyndell Hayes and Jeni Bullock have come together to examine the use of colour and it's relation …

Art Events 2011 
ENERGY EXHIBITION Cell Art Space Awards 1 October - 5 November 2011 Various Media Experience the artworks by some of Far North Queensland’s outstanding …

Archived Art Events 2010 
Lou Davidson’s images are created in-camera using movement, panning, hand-held long exposure, breaking the rules of traditional photography techniques, …

New exhibitions at KickArts, Cairns. 
8 June to 31 July 2010. New painting from one of Cairns' most established artists, Claudine Marzik. KickArts Feature Wall KickArts Contemporary Arts …

Art Events 2009 Archived 
DATES: 18 April – 9 May ‘Artists of the North’ , Cairns Art Society’s fifth annual exhibition, showcases the myriad of FNQ creative talent. With …

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