crate59 is an artist run initiative in Cairns, Far North Queensland, that aims to support local young and emerging contemporary artists. Operating since December 2008, the site houses the crate59 Gallery, Billy’s Coffee, The Upholstery Contemporary Arts office and 9 resident artists’ studios.

crate59 Gallery

Monthly exhibitions and events. Art + other = good.

Billy’s Gallery

Local artists managing their own exhibitions, on high rotation. Apply here.

Billy’s Coffee

Cairns’ favourite smiling barista, Billy’s Coffee shares the crate59 space and supports all its goings on. The cafe space operates as Billy’s Gallery for informal artist-managed exhibitions through application. 

Billy’s Coffee is open Mon - Fri

               6.30am - 12.30pm

The Upholstery Contemporary Arts

The Upholstery is a Cairns ARI stalwart and is a key supporter of crate59. The Upholstery has its office base at crate59 and to make an appointment contact Director Wally at

Upholstery FACEBOOK

contact: | crate59 FACEBOOK | 59 Sheridan St | Cairns Qld 4870 | mon-thurs 6.30am - 12.30pm