Since opening in 1995, Cairns Regional Gallery has been acclaimed not only for the quality and scope of is exhibitions, but aslo for the imposing heritage presence in the heart of tropical Cairns. Few locations in our region represent prestige and elegance as the Gallery does.
Cairns Regional Gallery offers groups and organisations the unique opportunity to celebrate in its splendid settings. Original stylish functions are our specialty, from intimate cocktail gatherings and exhibition tours to corporate seminars and milestones of all kinds.
A function at the Cairns Regional Gallery is unique, prestigious and exclusive, An invitation to the Gallery sparks an immediate sense of anticipation and occasion - a promise of the inspiration and the enchanting.
Cairns Regional Gallery’s stunning boardroom is ideal for meetings, small gatherings and forums. The room is panelled with walnut and was originally the Government Tourist Bureau. The magnificent boardroom table was designed and built by Queensland artists Russell Milledge and Gregory Gilmour. The table surface is divided into quadrants of silver beige Chillagoe marble (3/4 tonne) and silky oak veneer. It is five metres long and comfortably seats 14 people. The Gallery Boardroom has telephone access, dedicated entry and exit, bar fridge, white screen and dimmer lighting. The Gallery can provide data-projector, tea/coffee, whiteboard and OHP equipment at nominal hire rates.
Capacity: 20 guests with temporary seating for 14.
The education room is perfect for seminars, lectures, workshops, film screenings and gatherings. The French doors open onto the wide front balcony, where guests can meet and mingle under ceiling fans in the relaxed, balmy atmosphere that typifies the tropical north, framed by the Gallery’s magnificent iconic columns.
Capacity: 70 guests (100 including front balcony) with temporary seating for 45.
THE PUBLIC CURATOR’S GALLERY
Originally the Public Curator’s office, this Gallery has a magnificent Chillagoe marble floor and stately columns. The timber blinds on the surrounding enclosed balconies create a modern, tropical ambience in this grand and unique space. Fabulous acoustics make the Public Curator’s Gallery ideal for musical recitals or book readings/launches.
Capacity: 180 guests with temporary seating for 80.
LADY NORMAN GALLERY
Located on the ground floor, this gallery is panelled with maple timber and has a Silver Ash, Johnson River hardwood and Spotted Gum floor.
Capacity: 150 guests with temporary seating for 60.
THE IRELAND FAMILY ACCESS GALLERY AND NICHE GALLERY
The ‘Access’ Gallery is adjacent to the Public Curator’s Gallery, and also has floors of Chillagoe marble. It is perfect for cocktail receptions, presentations or lectures, as it offers easy access to the facilities of the education room.
Capacity: 150 guests with temporary seating for 50.
THE LOFT GALLERY
The Loft Gallery showcases the work of Tropical North Queensland’s talented local artists. Its exposed beams and sloped roof capitalise on the heritage flavour of Cairns Regional Gallery. This modern, carpeted room is ideal for receptions and soirees and is also the perfect location for launches or presentations.
Capacity: 80 guests with temporary seating for 40.
THE GALLERY EXHIBITION SPACE
Cairns Regional Gallery presents changing exhibitions by local, national and international artists. Some exhibitions require that no food or beverage be consumed in the immediate vicinity of the artworks. In these instances, functions involving catering may not be held in the exhibition spaces. Cairns Regional Gallery is a public gallery. Functions cannot be held in the exhibition space during the operating hours of the gallery.
Capacity: 60 guests with temporary seating for 50.
Cairns Regional Gallery presents changing exhibitions by local, national and international artists. Some exhibitions require that no food or beverage be consumed in the immediate vicinity of the artworks. In these instances, functions involving catering may not be held in the exhibition spaces.
Cairns Regional Gallery is a public gallery. Functions cannot be held in the exhibition space during the operating hours of the Gallery.
For further information regarding venue hire policy, rates, terms and conditions, please contact: