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.


Undersea Garden - Re-imagined Recycled Reef Exhibition

Tue 21 May - Sun 23 Jun
Free

It’s a re-imaged reef made from recycled materials – all on dry land!
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Shaz Spannenburg - Sky Flowers

Fri 24 May - Thu 13 Jun
Free

Some people chase storms, others chase eclipses. Cairns based photographer, Shaz Spannenburg chases fireworks.
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Cop's Day Off

Fri 24 May - Thu 13 Jun
Free

See the diversity of passion and pursuits of over 60 Police Officers, from collecting honey to running a zoo, from doing yoga to running a marathon, from riding motor bik...
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Pete Marshall, BVSC, SAA, AFC, AGRA - Birds of Cattana

Fri 24 May - Wed 12 Jun
Free

Internationally recognized artist, Pete Marshall specialises in bird art and has travelled to remote and wild places around the world, researching material for her work.
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Cairns ARTescape 2019 - Cairns Art Society

Mon 17 Jun - Fri 21 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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Nautilus Scuba Dive Club - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Wed 26 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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