Visual Arts & Residencies

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.


Nautilus Scuba Dive Club - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Fri 28 Jun - Thu 01 Aug

Over the years, this competition has delivered stunning images of marine life and underwater landscapes which are, as one judge once described, of National Geographic qua...
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Thancoupie Tribute - A Legacy of Cultural Power

Fri 5 Jul - Sun 21 Jul
Free

Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO (1937-2011) was an exceptional pioneering artist, linguist, teacher and cultural leader from Napranum in Far North Queensland.
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Joanne Sisson and Helen Braun - Preserve

Wed 24 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

Given the current era of environmental change, how do we interpret the natural living world of flora and fauna differently?
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Reasonable & Necessary - Prints and Artist Books by Artel Artists

Fri 26 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

Artel, CPL’s creative industries studio, supports the development of a positive and participatory cultural identity for people with profound and complex disabilities
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Our Journeys - Homeless to Housing Exhibition

Fri 26 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

This exhibition displays the work of artists with a lived experience of homelessness, depicting their stories and their journeys to housing.
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Carme Dapena - Cairns Butterflies, Stages of Life

Tue 30 Jul - Sun 18 Aug
Free

Carme Dapena Gonzàlez is a painter, calligrapher, engraver, and educator, based in Spain.
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Energy 2019

Fri 30 Aug - Mon 07 Oct
Free

ENERGY is a presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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