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Linda Jackson
Tropical Design

8 February – 5 May '19

Linda Jackson AO is a leading fashion designer. Forty years ago she shaped and defined contemporary Australian fashion based on an eclectic mix of influences from India, Africa, and Asia. Linda Jackson: Tropical Design brings together exquisite and rarely seen textile designs from Jackson’s private collection. Working closely with Gallery Curator, Julietta Park, the exhibition presents the full range of her textile designs relating to the countries she visited within the world’s tropic zone, including those inspired by her many years visiting and living in north Queensland. MORE

FASHIONING BLACK IDENTITY Africa and the African Diaspora

8 February – 5 May '19

FASHIONING BLACK IDENTITY Africa and the African Diaspora explores ways in which contemporary black African artists are using fashion, photography and portraiture to redefine personal and cultural identity. The exhibition brings together works by six prominent artists from Africa and the African diaspora who use photography and different spatial, corporal and temporal reference points as devices to explore and unpack perceptions of race and being. MORE

David Hockney
Prints

21 February – 18 April '19

British artist David Hockney is regarded as one of the greatest printmakers of our time. The 2017 exhibition David Hockney: Prints at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) was described by Australian art critic Sasha Grishin as a ‘striking landmark exhibition’ and an ‘internationally significant blockbuster’. All works in the exhibition are drawn from the NGA’s outstanding collection, and feature selected highlights from their exhibition. The Cairns Art Gallery is thrilled to be the premier venue for David Hockney: Prints which is a nationally touring exhibition. MORE

Elizabeth Hunter
Decadence

8 March – 21 April '19

Elizabeth Hunter is a Cairns based artist whose exhibition, Decadence, explores the darker side of the human psyche, and raises questions about whether we as humans have lost the ability to feel and show empathy and compassion. MORE