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Join us for a workshop or peruse the visual art displays!

Workshops and Visual Art Exhibitions presented by Tanks Arts Centre are considered a strong element of the Tanks' overall public program. From hands on learning and displays to children's activities and circus lessons plus more, they are all part of the Tanks family.

If you want to run a workshop series of your own and be part of the cultural life at the Tanks, please complete this form. Your application will be assessed by Tanks Arts Centre's programming team for availability of time and space and against our vision for the program: affordable and healthy - social and cultural - learning and exchange.

For further details please contact:

P - 4032 6600
E - TanksWorkshops@cairns.qld.gov.au

or see our FAQs.


Want more? View our community workshops and activities



Cairns ARTescape 2018 - Winter School in the Tropics - Cairns Art Society

Mon 18 Jun - Fri 22 Jun

Cairns ARTescape offers a five day program of concentrated workshops with some of Australia’s leading tutors, all highly esteemed in their respective fields.
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JCU Inspire Me Week - Creative Workshops and Demonstrations

Tue 19 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
Free

James Cook University presents a week of free activities, workshops, and demonstrations designed to inspire, educate and create!
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QMusic & Close Contact Present - Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Sat 23 Jun
Free

Industry Connect looks at bridging the gap between in knowledge and knowhow for artists and industry professionals looking to create careers in the music industry.
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Entropy Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Thu 5 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

The aim of these workshops is to create coral from wire armatures and paper mache clay.
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Macro Photography Workshop with Shay Bourne

Sun 8 Jul
$50

Learn lighting technique and camera settings for great botanical photography with Professional Fine Arts Photographer Shay Bourne.
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Entropy Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Sun 8 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

The aim of these workshops is to create coral from wire armatures and paper mache clay.
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Moth Night with Dr David Rentz

Wed 11 Jul
$5 members / $10 non-members (includes a light refreshment)

Lead by entomologist and FOBG patron Dr David Rentz, this is a unique opportunity for people to see something of the insect life found in the Gardens’ environs.
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Ephemeral Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Thu 12 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

Students will be introduced to ephemeral art.
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Ephemeral Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Thu 19 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

Students will be introduced to ephemeral art.
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Introduction to Botanical Art with Jessie Rose Ford

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 22 Jul
$69

Jessie will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own beautiful botanical art.
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Entropy Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Sat 21 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

The aim of these workshops is to create coral from wire armatures and paper mache clay.
[More info]

Entropy and Climate Change - Deborah Redwood Artist Talk

Thu 26 Jul
Free

Join the artist to discuss entropy in art and how this relates to climate change.
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QMusic & Close Contact Present - Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Fri 27 Jul
Free

Industry Connect looks at bridging the gap between in knowledge and knowhow for artists and industry professionals looking to create careers in the music industry.
[More info]

Artist's Talk and Workshop with Emma Constantine

Sat 28 Jul
Free

Meet Emma, see her work and join her in a photographic workshop in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
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The Big Print - Inkmasters Cairns

Sun 29 Jul
Free

The Big Print, part of InkFest 2018, is a community activity involving Cairns Pan Stars Steel Orchestra and many pairs of dancing feet to create a very, very large print.
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