Visual Arts

Tanks Arts Centre hosts a variety of local and touring exhibitions, artists´ residencies and studio activity. Tanks main exhibition space, Tank 4, is unlike a conventional, white-wall gallery and offers a unique environment in which to create and present work.

Standard opening times are 9am – 4:30pm weekdays and 10am – 2:30pm weekends and public holidays. Gallery is closed during exhibition turnovers. Please check program for exhibition dates.


Emerging Structure - JCU Creative Arts Exhibition

Tue 3 Oct - Mon 06 Nov
Free

Patterns of growth, order and chaos.
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Tropical Gaze 2017 Art Exhibition

Fri 6 Oct - Sun 29 Oct
Free

Stimulate your senses with Tropical North Queensland's most exhilarating art.
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Elizabeth Hunter - Momento Mori: Art, Death and the Afterlife

Fri 27 Oct - Sun 12 Nov
Free

Local printmaker and installation artist Elizabeth Hunter has been working for the last four years, making pieces for a special celebration of The Day of The Dead.
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Hannah Parker and Claire Freer - After Hinchinbrook: A Year in the Making

Fri 3 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Exhibition FREE

In October last year, Claire Freer and Hannah Parker walked for 6 days on Hinchinbrook Island. Hannah took a purse size palette of watercolours and postcard size paper. ...
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Karen Argus - When will the rain come?

Fri 3 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Free

This exhibition has been created in a picture book style and asks us to question our thoughts and ideas about toads.
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The Power of Pallets Exhibition and Fundraiser

Fri 3 Nov - Sun 19 Nov

An exhibition of art and furniture, made entirely of up-cycled timber pallets, donated for auction by local individuals, groups, tradesmen, businesses and schools.
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Railways 1914 -1918 - A travelling exhibition by Queensland Museum Network

Wed 8 Nov - Mon 04 Dec
Free

A thought provoking mix of personal stories, imagery and objects that explores the role of railways at home and on the front in the war to end all wars, the First World W...
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Big Design

Fri 10 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Free

Big Design provides a pathway for young people to imagine and create public artworks in celebration of the Commonwealth Games 2018.
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Francoise Lane and Christy Van Der Heyden - Fusing Sands

Fri 24 Nov - Tue 19 Dec
Free

Desert meets Island to explore diversity through design.
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Brian Cassey - A Photographer's Life - Part One

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

This exhibition bears witness to a life spent working in the photographic industry.
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John Eaton - Locus Focus

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

With a fascination for historical drawing techniques, Eaton took a particular interest in Alexander Cozen’s A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Co...
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Sarah Jane Botham - Travelling Light

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

In order to travel light, all of the works collapse to fit into one suitcase.
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