What's on

Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years (and counting), cementing our position as the leading contemporary music venue in the region.  [More]


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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Havana Meets Kingston - Sound System

Sat 21 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Whether you love Reggae, Cuban or just dancing this will be a very unique and exciting show!
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Tanks Round Cinema - Mountain

Wed 25 Oct
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Shot by the world’s best adventure cinematographers and written by bestselling author Robert Macfarlane, this feature documentary will explore the troubled and triumphant...
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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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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 29 Oct
Free

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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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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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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Kasey Chambers Dragonfly Tour

Fri 3 Nov
Adult $57 Gov Concession $47 Child (Under 12) $42 including booking fee

Fresh off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews across the USA, Kasey Chambers announces further shows of her 2017 “Dragonfly Tour”.
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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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The Art of Quick Painting with Hannah Parker

Sat 4 Nov - Sat 02 Dec
$40 includes materials

Learn how to capture a moment quickly.
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String & Clay Bead Making with Claire Freer

Sat 4 Nov - Sat 02 Dec
$40 includes materials

Create hand-made textured clay beads and learn to make string.
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Jeff Lang Alone in Bad Company Tour

Sat 4 Nov
Adult $31.50 / Conc $26.25 inc. b/fee

Jeff Lang, returns to Cairns to acquaint us with his new album, ‘Alone In Bad Company’.
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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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Tkay Maidza

Fri 10 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

One of Australia’s most electrifying artists
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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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Under Pressure: Creativity, Business and Mental Health

Tue 14 Nov
Free - places limited

APRA AMCOS and QMusic present an open and frank discussion about maintaining a healthy – and creative – mind.
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QMusic and Close Contact present Industry Connect Regional Workshop - Amplify

Fri 17 Nov - Sat 18 Nov
Free. Places are limited.

A workshop series bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland.
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Tanks Unplugged November 2017

Fri 17 Nov
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Showcasing the best of live and local music
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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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Dancescapes The June Vale Dancers present Trick or Treat

Sat 25 Nov
Adult $37.80 / Concession $33.60 / Child (3-17 yo) $28.35 (inc. b/fee)

A Halloween night of mayhem and magic...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 26 Nov
Free

Tanks Market Days are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.
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Tanks Round Cinema - The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Wed 29 Nov
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A fresh cinema series on the edge.
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Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017

Sat 2 Dec
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc. b/fee

Josh Pyke is embarking on a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and going on hiatus
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No Stone Unturned - Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club Inc. Exhibition & Demonstration

Tue 5 Dec - Mon 22 Jan
Free

The Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club are exhibiting their collection and works including minerals, fossils, and cabochons.
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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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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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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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Jimmy Barnes "Working Class Man" Tour

Tue 22 May - Wed 23 May
One Price $82 inc b/fee

It is the sequel to his hugely acclaimed and award winning 2016 stageshow, ‘Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs”
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The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

Fri 8 Jun
$45 / $39.90 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Whitlams are marking 25 years in the business
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