From today until July 1, Cirque Africa comes to Cairns for the first time ever. Cirque Africa (below) features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from six African countries. Performers include acrobats, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100-minute aweinspiring show at Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns. Visit ticketlink.com.au for more information. g J l This is a collection of photographs and paintings by prominent Queensland artists, photographer Glen O’Malley and painter Ian Smith, capturing Queensland’s unique rail culture. They are the result of several excursions and many were captured on the Sunshine route. In 2003, O’Malley drove from Cairns to Brisbane, photographing trains along the way. He returned, travelling with Smith on the Sunlander. This exhibition records Queensland rail heritage and captures the high and low energy and excitement associated with trains and rail travel. This exhibition examines the proliferation of Hipster culture and its subsequent impact on contemporary Australian art. From the subversive, to the ironic, the exhibition highlights the unique approach made by Australian artists in responding to the subcultural rejection of mainstream society through Hipsterdom. Featuring the work of The DC Style Fylez, Clinton Freeman, Luisa Rossitto, Kristin Tennyson, Ian Tunbridge, Samuel Tupou and The Wandering Room, Shoot from the Hip examines Hipsteria.