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.


Pete Marshall, BVSc, SAA, AFC, AGRA - Birds of Cattana

Sun 19 Aug - Sun 30 Sep

Visual Arts Residency Program
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Energy 2018

Fri 31 Aug - Sun 30 Sep
Free

A presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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A Most Unusual Heritage Treasure Exhibition

Tue 4 Sep - Mon 24 Sep
Free

This display tracks the Tanks Arts Centre growth and development from WWII utilitarian infrastructure to one of the most dynamic arts and cultural centres in Northern Aus...
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Tree Kangaroo Paintings and Shorebird Sculptures

Tue 25 Sep - Sun 14 Oct
Free

This exhibition features a visual story book authored by Margaret Worthington; Dobby, Young Tree Kangaroo, developed from the featured watercolour paintings and contempor...
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Tropical Gaze 2018 - Cairns Tropical Pride

Wed 10 Oct - Sun 04 Nov
Free

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this rich and diverse collection, promises a lot of conversation.
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Order & Chaos - JCU Creative Arts Exhibition

Mon 15 Oct - Thu 25 Oct
Free

It is a project that aims to reflect emerging and inspiring contemporary media arts made possible through emergent technology and convergence in creative arts practice.
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A Living Art - Cairns Bonsai Society

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct
Free

The Cairns Bonsai Society 25th annual exhibition 2018, is a free community event welcoming all to experience the wonder and awe of this ancient living art – Bonsai.
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