Press Release 25th May 2021

Port Douglas Artist’s Inc’s Art Exhibition 

Douglas Shire 2021

The Port Douglas region has inspired and is now home too many talented artists across all mediums. This important show, produced by Port Douglas Artists Incorporated, seeks to explore the region’s spirit and showcase and celebrate the past, present and emerging artists of the Douglas Shire.


Curators have assembled significant past works representative of the rich artistic history of our Shire on loan from private collections. The Exhibition continues with both present artists and future emerging artists’ works selected to continue the story of our Shire. Catseye Productions will launch a documentary archiving not only the Shires visual landscape but also the story of the artists in their environment. Artists will be selling selected pieces over the duration of the exhibition. 


With curatorial support from Cairns Art Gallery, and produced with funding from the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and in-kind assistance from Douglas Shire Council, the exhibition will run for three weeks, with the grand opening to be held on Friday 25th June 2021 at 6 pm, including a bar and food event. The exhibition will be opened free of charge daily, with the show closing on Friday 16th July 2021.

It is hoped that you will join us in celebrating an exciting new chapter for the visual arts in the region and a positive year of events and new inspiration for our Shire’s recovery post-COVID.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 

Chrissie McLaughlin 


Exhibition Curator 

Port Douglas Artists Inc