A Guide to art exhibitions and events in Cairns

Discover the vibrant art scene in Cairns with our guide to current and upcoming exhibitions and events. Explore contemporary works by local artists, visit galleries, and attend cultural events all in one place. Stay updated on the latest happenings in Cairns' art community and immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage.

Tropic Now talks to Boy & Bear's Dave Symes

As Boy & Bear embark on a regional tour to celebrate the release of their latest album, they're making a stop in Cairns. To mark the occasion, Tropic Now chatted with writer, producer, director Dave Symes from Boy & Bear ahead of their arrival at the Tanks.

Tropic Now talks to The Presets on their 20-year milestone

Tropic Now talks with The Presets, to mark their 20-year milestone in the music industry and upcoming tour 20 Years, 20 Nights, DJ Tour. The duo reflects on their journey, from early beginnings as aspiring musicians to becoming renowned global influencers.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair launches most immersive program yet

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) returns for its 14th year, promising the biggest and most culturally immersive program to date. The four-day, multi-arts extravaganza is attracting visitors from near and far to experience the richness and diversity of Queensland's two distinctive First Nations cultures.

Discovering Far North Queensland's Local Markets: The North Guide

So grab your reusable shopping bags and join us on a journey to explore the region's bustling market scene. Read on for some of our go-to's when traversing the Tablelands.

Discovering Far North Queensland's Local Markets: The Cairns Guide

As a region we are market enthusiasts, and always on the lookout for the next best find and excuse for a roady. We've compiled the Tropic Now guide series to breakdown the who, when, where of some of the region's most popular markets. Let's kick it off with Cairns

Art and culture memberships to sign up to in Cairns

As many of us fill our inboxes with newsletters, and social feeds with group updates, why not also get amongst the real thing and become a member of one (or many) of Cairns membership programs? Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or a bookworm, there's a membership out there for you.

Multi-sensory installation showcases diversity of women's experiences

Enter the fleshly site-specific, multi-sensory installation by Cairns-based, Canadian-born artist India Collins, e VULVA lution.

Spice it up with FNQ's chilli scene

The uses of chillies in tropical cuisine are limited only by one's imagination. Check out our go-to guide on where to for the good stuff to set your tastebuds on fire.

Tropic's guide to Valentine's Day events, dinners and things to do

Whether you’re shacked up this Valentine’s, or single and ready to mingle with your friends, there's plenty on in Cairns come Cupid's favourite day.

Inside Far North Queensland’s home of the year as Master Builders reveals award winners

Ash Moseley Homes, Bryant Building Contractors and Freshwater Designer Builders were among the recipients of major awards.

'Bold and offbeat’ clothing label to open new store in Cairns

An eccentric and vibrant Australian clothing label, which has been a mainstay of the Melbourne fashion scene for decades, is opening its first Cairns store.

Cardwell ‘ride destination’ mountain bike trail project moves into high gear

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council has approved funding for a business case to cement the region as a global mountain bike tourism destination.

Take a peek inside the home of professional Cairns artist Hayley Gillespie

Take a peek inside the home of professional Cairns artist Hayley Gillespie, complete with 1950s antiques, retro art and plenty of personality.

New tour explores Australia’s ‘final frontier’ in spectacular daytrip from Cairns

Despite its rich history in welcoming visitors from far and wide, the Torres Strait has remained relatively unexplored by the everyday traveller – until now.

Far North Queensland’s best architecture revealed in regional awards

A health and wellbeing centre, an eco-tourism facility and a Traditional Owners hub have come out on top in the region's annual architecture awards.

VOTE NOW: Cairns and Far North Queensland's best new buildings and architecture

Vote for your favourite projects among an incredible line-up of new buildings and architecture in the Far North Queensland region's People's Choice Award.

Cairns car dealer to launch Swedish brand with bold electric vehicle targets

A future-focused car brand has arrived in Cairns, with one of the city’s leading dealerships launching two of its range today.