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.


Weave N Art Exhibition

Tue 30 Oct - Sun 02 Dec
Free

This gorgeous display explores the various adaptions of the palm leaf through weaving as well as the significance of this practice.
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Digital Conservation - FNQ Photographers Club Exhibition

Wed 31 Oct - Sun 02 Dec
Free

Digital Conservation embraces past, present and future, reminding us of what has preceded, what is happening now and what lay ahead.
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Youth Urban Art Project - Display

Thu 1 Nov - Fri 30 Nov
Free

View the artistic journey of local artist Daniel ‘Wally’ Wallwork as he mentored local youth to design and beautify their local public spaces through mural works.
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Anna & Declan Delargy - From The Sky... Wings Over Abstract Colour Fields

Fri 9 Nov - Sun 09 Dec
Free

For the first time, two of our much loved local artists, mother and son, Anna and Declan Delargy, show their work together in a duo exhibition.
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Linda Ash - The World is Turning

Fri 9 Nov - Sun 09 Dec
Free

The World is Turning asks the viewer to reflect on our responsibility to the planet and to consider a spiritual, emotional and physical connection to nature.
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Song and Dance Photographic Exhibition

Fri 9 Nov - Sun 09 Dec
Free

This exhibition is a Sister Cities collaboration between Cairns and Riga, Latvia, to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Latvia’s independence.
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Lynette Shaw - Scenes From My Youth

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Lynette Shaw’s debut solo exhibition of works on paper and paintings references her familial heritage of generations lived in Cairns and on the Atherton Tablelands.
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Alex Hiatt - Relationships On Paper

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Alex Hiatt is an emerging artist with an astonishingly prolific output of work for one so young.
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Ian Hance - Kitschgrotesque

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Kitschgrotesque addresses several questions concerning the concepts of humour as they pertain to the psyche of the population of the tropical north.
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The Age of Enjoyment - Oak Tree Art Group

Fri 14 Dec - Sun 20 Jan
Free

Is The Age of Enjoyment an era in which we live, or an age in years? It can be either, or both.
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