The Cairns Christmas Lights Ride will start and finish at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and is a slow-paced ride for all ages. Add lights and bling to your bike. The event will raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Entry is $12 per person or $36 for a group of four. Visit the What’s On calendar at www.cairns.qld.gov.au for more information. 30 8pm Andrew Bonneau is an emerging artist who lives in Cairns. Since his studies at the National Art School in Sydney, the Charlie Sheard Studio School and the Julian Ashton Art School, Bonneau has focussed on portraiture and figure painting. For Bonneau, a portrait is the most interesting and challenging subject. Similar to portraits of the Renaissance period, his painted figures embody much of a classical realist tradition. Officially opening last night,
examines the impact of the Far North on the Cairns-born artist’s career through a survey of works from the 1980s to today. Smith consistently resturns to the city of his childhood throught he subject matter of his paintings. Imagery of family sits comfortably amongst landscapes of the region – from the reef to the rainforest and the highways that intersect. Through this, Smith constructs a narrative that explores the dynamic evolution of the region that he still calls home.