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Welcome to UnderArt Gallery


This is where you’ll find art, jewellery, and gifts with soul, each piece selected with love by me, iefje Boissevain.

This is the only gallery in Cairns where you can buy quirky handmade jewellery, big bold artworks, colourful ceramics, and playful sculptures. All at reasonable prices.

Shop online or browse the store at 12 Spence Street, Cairns, in the heart of the city (open in maps)

"iefje has created an amazing piece of artwork capturing the essence of our home and its surroundings. It is a truly beautiful and unique. We love it!!"

- Paul & Cathy Bugeja Cairns

“Having discovered UnderArt Gallery, we are now the proud owners of 4 of iefje's original works which take pride of place in our home. These paintings exude an energy that permeates the room in a comforting way. Upon meeting iefje, it’s clear the warmth and glow of her paintings are a true reflection of her own character and passion."

– Mandy & Peter Cairns

"I so enjoy coming to Cairns to visit your shop. It’s beautifully presented, and your staff are so welcoming and patient as I debate over the many options – whether it be a piece of jewellery or more art for the walls. Your shop reflects your passion and soul, and you deserve every success. I can’t wait to come up to Cairns to see all the new treasures you’ve been working on."

– Bev & Dave Sydney

“We have three amazing prints of Alex Platt’s beautiful originals. iefje Boissevain has assisted us to add to this collection all the way from Sydney. Her service is legendary."

– Mark Sydney

“We fell in love with this unique gallery the moment we walked through the door in 2013 . An amazing show of local artwork and decorative pieces that simply takes your breath away. A true art gallery offering something very different . We’ve been UnderArt fans ever since."

– Graeme & Joyce, Taiwan

There’s a story behind everything I sell

I started UnderArt as a curious pursuit to see if I could run my own gallery and sell my artworks to total strangers.

UnderArt started as my personal dream, but it’s grown into something bigger. There’s a story behind everything I sell, because each piece is lovingly crafted by an artist who matters, and a sale is a salute to their passion. And in my book, that makes every customer a hero.

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Art, jewellery, gifts. What else?

The biggest welcome and an ever-changing display of artworks. Personal art consultation services, and a gift register. Try-before-you-buy art ‘sleepovers’ and virtual displays. Gift wrapping and shipping throughout Australia and around the world. Most of all, an undying gratitude to all our loyal customers who have continually returned in person and online, sustaining us through the best and worst of times. Thank you!