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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 will follow Queensland Government Covid guidelines.

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 – 2pm weekends and public holidays. Gallery is closed during exhibition turnovers. Please check program for exhibition dates.

Vanghoua Anthony Vue - Cov Chaw Cog Tseg: The Places Left Behind

Fri 6 Nov - Mon 07 Dec

Vanghoua Anthony Vue is a multidisciplinary visual artist engaged in issues of cultural and national identity, historical trauma, and remembering.
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Roland Nancarrow - Maldives Artworks

Fri 6 Nov - Sun 17 Jan

Cairns based artist, Roland Nancarrow spent seven weeks on Reethi Rah in 2016, three months on Niyama Private Islands in 2017 and another three months on Atmosphere Kanif...
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Scotia Hennessy - The World of Differences

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 17 Jan

Scotia is a young, emerging artist based in Cairns. She has a quick hand with a brush and likes to experiment with her materials, producing intriguing portraits that say ...
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Matthew Rundle - Housemates Camping

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 17 Jan

Matthew Rundle is a young Cairns based artist, dedicated to his medium.
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