Cairns most exciting
Art Space & Eclectic Gift Store

Australian owned and operated since 2009
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Handcrafted Jewellery Collection

High quality sterling silver, also including precious and semi-precious gemstones.


Artworks, Sculptures & Reproductions

A spectacular body of work from the best Cairns local and Australian artists.


Tempting & Eclectic Gifts

Gifts with soul, each piece hand selected with love by us.


Artist Spotlight

Alex Platt

I am an Australian artist that paints surrealistic works. I work with acrylic paints on canvas although I often use whatever I can get my hands on. My works are typically small canvases built up with many fine layers of acrylic paint. Each layer produces a new level of definition. I like to create interesting contrasts using fine line detail for the foreground images and expressive textures and dribbles in the empty space in which the scenes are set. I use the world and people around me as inspiration for my works. I am compelled to create scenes that involve unreal poetic representation...
Artist Spotlight

Kaylene Diston

From a young girl, I always had a passion for drawing and experimenting in all types of media. This led me to follow a career in Art. Having completed a Diploma of Art and Design at Caulfield Institute with honours, I secured work as a Graphic Designer and as a book illustrator in my early years. This was followed by a teaching career in Art, Media and Visual Communications at several Secondary Colleges, which spanned 36 years until my retirement in 2012. During my working career I was able to complete a Bachelor of Art at Melbourne University in 1988. In my spare time I dabbled in Art at home...
Artist Spotlight

Scott Denholm

Scott Denholm is an award winning contemporary ocean artist living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Scott began painting traditional landscape scenes in 1993, age 10 and received two years of tutoring from local artists. As a junior, Scott’s award winning landscapes showed a maturity in his style and technique years beyond his age. After moving to the Sunshine Coast in 1996 he took up surfing and immediately developed an infatuation and respect for the ocean. Later joining the famous Australia Zoo crew for 7 years, his interest and dedication to the environment led him on the ...
Artist Spotlight

Julie Hutchings

I am predominantly an oil painter. The human figure is one of my main sources of inspiration ..I facilitate Life Drawing sessions once a week in Grafton. A strong drawing will form the bones of a good painting therefore most of my time is dedicated to this discipline. My paintings develop from a deep emotional state, whether from current situations or something from the past. I have a very strong connection to the land & a love of animals, this reflects in my art. I don't always have a preconceived idea of what I want to paint. I start by drawing in charcoal, making marks & gest...

What our customers are saying

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

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 – 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

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 ...

Bev & Dave – Syndey

My first impression when seeing Iefje’s paintings for the first timewas ‘wow’. I love her choice of colours and the mix of mediums she chooses for her paintings. They make for a good conversational subject as well as a visual delight. I love mine.

Chris – Cairns Coatings -, Westcourt

I had a difficult time finding the right painting to place on the feature wall of our CBD apartment because the entire apartment is painted antique yellow and we have an existing art collection that varies in style a lot. I needed something show-stopping, but not clashing. I had been looking for over three years, until I discovered Iefje’s Under Art Gallery. Thanks to her creative talent and fabulous artwork ...

Kim Crowther – Cairns

Having discovered Under Art Gallery, we are now the proud owners of four 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 is clear that the warmth and glow of her paintings are a true reflection of her own character and passion.

Mandy and Peter – Carins

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