What's on

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Lynette Shaw - Scenes From My Youth

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Lynette Shaw’s debut solo exhibition of works on paper and paintings references her familial heritage of generations lived in Cairns and on the Atherton Tablelands.
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Ian Hance - Kitschgrotesque

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Kitschgrotesque addresses several questions concerning the concepts of humour as they pertain to the psyche of the population of the tropical north.
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The Age of Enjoyment - Oak Tree Art Group

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Is The Age of Enjoyment an era in which we live, or an age in years? It can be either, or both.
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Alex Hiatt - Relationships On Paper

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Alex Hiatt is an emerging artist with an astonishingly prolific output of work for one so young.
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Calexico

Sat 19 Jan
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres.
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Courtney Barnett

Thu 31 Jan
All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-as...
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Cairns Artistic Photography - Social Shoot Soiree Series

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

The series is a unique and artsy skills exchange, merging themes from native Australian and Islander regions with Asian and European provinces.
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Mitchell Burns - A Panaromic Vision

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

In A Panoramic Vision, Mitchell Burns shares the rewards of his patience, his years of learning and his many expeditions to striking locations around Australia.
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Charlie Drew - Different Minds and Other Creatures

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

Inspired by monsters, mythological beasts and extinct species, Charlie Drew reimagines and hybridises to create new creature forms.
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Robert and Tao Delves + One

Wed 6 Feb - Thu 21 Mar

Father-daughter duo, Robert and Tao Delves undertake a six-week residency at the Tanks, practicing and teaching techniques in drawing and painting onto slip cast ceramics...
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 16 Feb

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Aloe Blacc

Wed 20 Feb
All tickets - $51.00 inc b/fee

Don’t miss this global superstar when he performs in Cairns for one show only.
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 23 Feb

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Eves Karydas - summerskin Tour 2019

Sat 23 Feb
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s rising pop queen, Eves Karydas, is taking her new record summerskin on the road this coming February.
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 24 Feb

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 24 Feb

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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The Beasts

Thu 28 Feb
All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of getting the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio just to celeb...
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 2 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Hot 8 Brass Band - Take Cover Tour

Sat 2 Mar
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

It’s been two years since Hot 8 performed their swaggering raucous brand of jazz funk to a lively sold out Cairns crowd.
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 3 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 3 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 9 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 10 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 10 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 16 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 17 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 17 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Brian Cadd

Fri 22 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer Brian Cadd (AM) is a bona-fide music legend.
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Artists of the North - Cairns Art Society

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 21 Apr
Free

Gathering its members and other artists from North Queensland, in one of the largest group exhibitions in the Cairns cultural calendar, Cairns Art Society presents their ...
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Keb' Mo'

Sat 13 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

A modern master of American roots music.
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Nahko

Wed 24 Apr
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Nahko is returning to Cairns for Bluesfest Touring, featuring a solo performance at Tanks Arts Centre!
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Meg Mac - Give Me My Name Back Tour

Thu 16 May
$44 / $39 (CONC) inc b/fee

‘Give Me My Name Back’ the first track taken from Meg Mac’s forthcoming record is a compelling rallying cry about reclaiming identity, dignity and self-worth.
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The Bamboos

Fri 17 May
$43 / $38 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award winning eight-piece powerhouse, The Bamboos, continue to redefine Australian Soul music and cement their reputation as harbingers of musical evolution.
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