About the Muster

The Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023

To be held in tropical North Queensland - Australia -

Festival Dates | 6 to 11 September 2023

Along with our 'Exhibition of 32 Best in Muster' and an International Artists Exhibition

6th September to 28th October 2023

VENUES | Old Court House Gallery - and The Tanks Arts Precinct - Cairns North Queensland - Australia

Showcasing the Colours of Australia

Our goal is to create a broader platform for Australian Artists to engage with the International Arts Community and specifically, for the Watercolour community, to take their Work into new and creative fields of endeavour, creating opportunities to share studios and exhibition spaces where possible in this World.

The Australian Watercolour Muster is part of a network from over 80 Countries - engaged and linked together via the FabrianoInAquarello - Italy Art Symposium - held annually in Italy for over the last 14 years. This year with our boarders open we have invited - Curator of FabrianoInAcquarello - Anna Massinissa and the Artists from this network to come to Australia to paint and join us in tropical North Queensland Cairns, Anna has accepted and will be running a Workshop for us!

Latest News

Travel - To Cairns Australia

Our 2 famous 'Picnic and Paint' en plein air - Bus trips - will be live to BOOK shortly |

  • Discover our Australian Heritage - Stories from the Quinkan Caves, and
  • Sample the Flavours of Australia - with an immersive live Watercolour Activation in the cool of the Tropical Falls North Queensland

However, if you are coming from interstate or international and would like to see other destinations in North Queensland - browse our Overview/Travel Brochure and link through to possible destinations >>>>


Introducing - Muster Curator Wyn Vogel

Profile of our Muster Curator Wyn Vogel


Program - 2023

Our Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023 - will feature an amazing selection of Workshops with Tutors from around the world, as well as two of our famous 'Picnic and Paint' Events - designed to take you to experience the amazing colours and shapes of our Indigenous Artists at the Quinkan Caves and then to the cool waters of the tropical waterfalls with Artist - Phillip Edward creating a live 'Immersive Watercolour in the Water' experience >>> check out the full PROGRAM 2023 


Artists Info

Painting above with thanks | Michael Solovyev - Canada - 'A Plate of Porridge'.

We will commence our 'Call for Artists' to enter Artwork for selection for our 32 Best In Muster - Exhibition 2023 on the 15th May 2023 - however, given that you might like to start painting now all the 'Conditions of Entry' and the Jury process of selection are now available here >>>


Cairns Studio Trail

A Cairns Studio Trail will be an exciting additional event/opportunity for local Cairns Artists to showcase their Artwork and their Studios to International and Australian Visitors as they come to discover our tropical North Queensland. We will release a full Brochure outlining the Cairns Studio Trail prior to our events in September 2023.

If you are interested in being part of this 'Studio Trail' please contact us via our Contact Form in the top Menu or click through here >>>