SUB-150 The Affordable Art Show 2013


One foot out the door - Adam Cusack

One foot out the door - Adam Cusack

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 annual event, hosted by Cairns-based group Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative, features painting, drawing, ceramic work and sculpture priced at $150 or less.

Now in its 3rd year, SUB-150, a regular feature of the Cairns Festival program, showcases small studies, maquettes and series of exploratory works.

SUB-150 is an experimental platform, which gives professional artists from the Far North the chance to release new work and to explore fresh ideas within their practice. These small works are a taste of up-coming exhibitions from many of this year’s featured artists.

Participating Artists:
Robyn Baker, Rick Beresford, Raewyn Biggs, Mollie Bosworth, Adam Cusack, Barbara Dover, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Vide Freiburg, Ed Koumans, Claudine Marzik, Aarone Meeks, Tijn Meulendijks, Julie Poulsen, Carolyn Mudge, Roland Nancarrow, Rose Rigley, Jenny Valmadre

Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative is a cooperative venture formed in 2010 in a commitment to enhancing Cairns' vibrant arts community.

Knock Knock aims to invigorate the contemporary arts scene through an on-going exhibition programme run by artists for artists.

Knock Knock is a dynamic group of artists who came together in their pursuit of further training and professional development within their own art practices.

The name Knock Knock eventuated as a catchy phrase for access and open doors for up-coming and established local artists.

Knock Knock has a strong focus on growing grassroots exhibition opportunities in the Cairns region; access to professional development and training for visual artists; developing creative partnerships within the broader community and generally supporting innovation in contemporary visual arts.

The group’s vision is to contribute to building Cairns’ identity as an arts destination.



Exhibition Dates: Sat 24 August – Sat 31 August

SUB 150 – Tropical Closing Night Party – Come along and meet the exhibiting artists.
Friday 31st August 6 – 8pm. Gold coin donation. Festive attire encouraged.

Gallery Opening Times: Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm

Venue: c1907 Contemporary Artspace, City Place, Cairns (opposite sound shell)

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