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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.


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Sea Walls - Critical Thinkers Forum

Thu 3 May
Free

Meet professional international artists with a focus on addressing critical environmental issues through large-scale public artworks.
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Rusty's Botanica - An Exhibition of Botanical Art & Craft

Wed 9 May - Sun 03 Jun
Free

The seed for Rusty’s Botanica was sown when Julie McEnerny realised that many of her workshop participants pursued other creative pastimes. They were invited to exhibit ...
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I Remember When

Wed 9 May
$5 members / $10 non-members (includes a light refreshment)

For 28 years Ingrid has lived as a backyard buddy to the Wet Tropics.
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Spices of Cairns Exhibition

Wed 9 May - Sun 03 Jun
Free

A visual display of spices from our region. See these amazing plants in their original form and learn how to harvest and then use them for everyday purposes.
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Cairns Festival Parade Workshops

Sat 12 May
Free

The Cairns Festival Grand Parade will be held on Saturday 25 August and is the perfect chance for community groups, schools, clubs, organisations, individuals and busines...
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QMusic & Close Contact Present - Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Fri 25 May

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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Cairns Festival Parade Workshops

Sat 26 May
Free

The Cairns Festival Grand Parade will be held on Saturday 25 August and is the perfect chance for community groups, schools, clubs, organisations, individuals and busines...
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Ecological Field Trip & Art Workshop

Sat 26 May

Take a field trip in the gardens to learn how to document and identify species using photography and the digital field application iNaturalist.
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Art & Science Talk

Sat 2 Jun

Join artist, Donna Davis and ecologist, Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher to hear them discuss some of the artistic and scientific concepts behind the works in the Unseen exhib...
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Art & Science Talk

Wed 13 Jun
Free

Experience an evening with resident artist Donna Davis and Dr Sandra Abell from the Australian Tropical Herbarium.
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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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