The Arts and Environment Centre

The following organisations have office accommodation within the Cominos building. Each organisation contributes to the management of Cominos House through the board of Friends of Cominos House.

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre


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The Visual Arts Association of Far North Queensland Inc. (VAA)


The Cairns Visual Arts Association consists of a network of visual arts organisations and practicing artists in the Cairns Region.
It is dedicated to the development of visual art and artists in the region and are active in the promotion of exhibitions, fostering awareness of the visual arts and the facilitation of arts events. This includes the provision of communication, liaison, referral and coordination services between member groups, government agencies and other interest parties. A principle concern is to raise issues relating to the visual arts in the region in an open and frank manner - to stimulate public debate.

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Cairns Art Society Inc.


The Caims Art Society was established in 1931, and since then has had a proud history of promoting the enjoyment of art and assisting artists throughout North Queensland. The Society has staged over 50 Annual Exhibitions, many major exhibitions, and numerous successful seminars and workshops, for the benefit of the community and artists.