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Vera Scarth-Johnson
Wild Flower

20 October – 25 February '18

Wild Flower brings together fifty of Vera Scarth-Johnson’s finest botanical paintings of flowering plants as well as a number of her rarely seen floral arrangement paintings, private sketchbooks, early drawings, personal photographs and fascinating correspondence records with leading botanists and herbariums across the globe. MORE


1 December – 18 February '18

ARTNOW FNQ is a biennial initiative of the Gallery that aims to explore and reflect the inspiring range of activities that drive contemporary art and creative practice in Far North Queensland MORE

Maljah Cathy Snow
Works on Paper

1 December – 1 March '18

The Gallery Shop has now expanded to include a range to include original paintings, prints and drawings on paper by local artists from Far North Queensland. These focussed displays will feature individual artists and will regularly change throughout the year. The first focussed display will present paintings on paper by Maljah Cathy Snow. MORE

Vernon Ah Kee
Portrait of my father

2 December – 18 February '18

Vernon Ah Kee is a nationally and internationally renowned artist who was born in Innisfail, south of Cairns, in 1967. This year he returned to Cairns to complete a commissioned portrait for the Gallery’s Permanent Collection, Merv Ah Kee (my father). MORE

Story Waters
From the Permanent Collection

22 December – 11 February '18

Story Waters brings together more than sixty works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art that have been acquired since the Gallery opened in 1995. MORE