Creation Stations

On Sunday May 17, 2020 the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens will be holding the 7th annual Cairns Children's Festival.

The Cairns Children’s Festival is an event for children aged 12 years and under, all celebrated at the beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre and the Cairns Performing Arts Centre. The festival aims to put creativity, adventure and innovation at the heart of the program while providing children the opportunity to showcase their skills to the Cairns community. The festival works with local and national artists and performers to create a range of free and ticketed events spread across the festival.

The 2017 event introduced Creation Stations; outdoor, site-specific, artist-designed installations that encourage children to explore, play, discover and create with low or no input from facilitators. The ‘stations’, located across the site (see Attachment 1), connect spaces, engage families, encourage creative play and create a sense of magic.

Tanks Arts Centre is seeking expressions of interest from artists to develop Creation Stations for the 2020 Cairns Children’s Festival. Full details for submitting applications are listed below.


Please download the artist brief   ( PDF, 2.23 MB ) for more information before submitting an application.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 1 March 2020.

First & Last
Please type Site 1 or Site 2