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Visual Arts, Exhibitions & Residencies

Visiting the Gallery

The Tank 4 Gallery reopened to the public on Monday, 12 July 2020

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of the community and of our staff, and are following Public Health Directions issued by Queensland Health.

The Cairns Botanic Gardens / Tanks Arts Centre precinct is open, however, visitors must adhere to social distancing measures.

If you are unwell, please refrain from visiting.

All exhibitions and events at Tanks will follow Queensland Government Stage 3 Covid guidelines and the approved Covid Safe Industry Plan.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time.

Council’s key priorities remain the safety and wellbeing of staff and the community and continuity of services, as appropriate.

Arriving at the venue
Keep 1.5 metres away from others where possible.
Follow instructions from the venue staff
So we can continue to present exhibitions in the future.

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.

Undercurrents - Cook 2020

Sun 12 Jul - Sun 30 Aug

Undercurrents addresses the imbalance of (written) colonial history versus First Peoples’ (oral) history.
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