PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE CAN HARDLY CONTAIN IT: Local art hits Port park for Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale is very excited to present Tropical North Queensland’s first Container Art Park, a series of industrial containers turned into a live visual arts exhibition space that will be open over the Carnivale long weekend, May 20-22.

Some works on display will be available for sale and will include pieces from local artists and organisations including:

  • The Diane Cilento Foundation, which will debut a number of works from the late Hollywood movie star and local who founded the Karnak Playhouse amphitheatre over 30 years ago. The exhibit will present Diane’s life work and passion in her memory.
  • Terry Johnson, who painted the 2016 Port Douglas Carnivale poster. Terry works from his studios in Port Douglas and South Australia and creates colourful acrylic or mixed media works on canvas or paper inspired heavily by the natural environment.
  • Port Douglas Artists Inc, which will raise funds for the new Mossman Botanic Garden through the raffling of collaborative paintings made its artist members. Artists with individual work on display will include Tania Heben, Mary Ann Runciman, Joy Shand Culley, Anna Curtis, Jeff Whitehill, Jill Booth, Belinda Williams, Marie Simberg Hoglund, Ola Hogland and Gail Shaw.
  • Douglas Arts Base (DAB), a not-for-profit arts organisation aimed at teaching, promoting and encouraging the artistic development, appreciation and personal expression of people living in the region.

The art park will also feature stalls of handmade goods, art and jewellery from local artists available for purchase.

The event includes a main stage featuring live acts such as singer and harpist Visnja. There will also be a live painting exhibition and a children’s art activity station where kids can make their own Carnivale mask or artwork.



Ashford Avenue, Next to the Spiegeltent in Dixie Park (by the Sugar Wharf)

Friday 20 May 10am to 9pm

Saturday 21 May 10am to 6pm

Sunday 22 May 9am to 4pm