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Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years (and counting), cementing our position as the leading contemporary music venue in the region.  [More]


Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2018 by Inkmasters Cairns

Fri 27 Jul - Sun 19 Aug
Free

The fourth biennial InkFest print exhibition features print-based works by regional, national and international artists.
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Unfurl Exhibition - Jessie Rose Ford

Tue 31 Jul - Mon 03 Sep
Free

A body of work encompassing Jessie’s plant explorations during her two week artist residency at the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
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Ever Widening Circles

Wed 1 Aug - Thu 30 Aug
Free

A reference to the expanding use of materials and techniques as well as friendships forged along the way.
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Field Trips with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 19 Aug

Field trips with Pete Marshall.
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Pete Marshall, BVSc, SAA, AFC, AGRA - Birds of Cattana

Sun 19 Aug - Sun 30 Sep

Pete Marshall, an internationally recognised artist specialising in wildlife subjects, is currently undertaking a residency with Tanks Arts Centre, documenting the bird l...
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DIY Resin Art Workshop

Sun 19 Aug
$230

You will be guided through the process in a hands-on workshop and create your very own resin artwork.
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Field Trips with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 26 Aug

Field trips with Pete Marshall.
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Humans by Circa

Thu 30 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Ten acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human.
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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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Carnival On Collins 2018

Sun 2 Sep
Free

A Cairns Father’s Day tradition! Join in this annual street party celebrated in the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct.
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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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Art workshops with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 9 Sep

Art Workshops with Pete Marshall.
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Turtles and A Warming Climate: Why we need to start worrying

Wed 12 Sep
$5 members / $10 non-members (includes a light refreshment)

Recent research shows that increasing global temperatures is turning Queensland's turtles female.
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Bell Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Fri 14 Sep
Adult - $44.00 Gov Benefit Card Holder - $38.85 Seniors Card Holder - $38.85 Child/Youth (13-17) - $19 Group (10+) - $38.85 (1 comp per 10) School Group - $15.75 inc b/fee

Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered.
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Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Sat 15 Sep
All tickets $56 inc b/fee

Witnessing Melbourne Ska Orchestra live is explosive and infectious.
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Art workshops with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 16 Sep

Art Workshops with Pete Marshall.
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Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence (West Africa)

Fri 21 Sep
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The band is fronted by the charismatic Lamine Sonko, one of Australia’s most accomplished African artists
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Recycled Bird Sculpture Workshop with Kylie Burke

Sat 22 Sep
Adult $15 / Student & Concession $10

Be guided to utilise salvaged timber and found natural materials to create recycled bird sculptures.
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Sheppard - Watching The Sky Tour

Sun 23 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Sheppard wield pop music like a weapon, and it hits like a smart bomb.
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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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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 30 Sep
Free

A must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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Art workshops with Residential Artist Pete Marshall

Sun 30 Sep

Art Workshops with Pete Marshall.
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Twelfth Night

Fri 19 Oct - Sat 27 Oct
$28.85 / $23.60 (Conc) / Matinee & School Group $15.75 (inc b/fee)

A zany parable of how pranks, pretences and pursuit can be taken overboard!
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Tommy Little & Luke McGregor - LIVE

Sat 20 Oct
All tickets $47 including booking fee

Two of the biggest names in Australian Comedy – Tommy Little and Luke McGregor are bringing their bromance to Cairns this October.
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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Fri 26 Oct
All tickets - $37.80 inc b/fee

The Festival's funniest in one hilarious night!
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Masque Expressif - Workshop for Actors

Sat 17 Nov - Sun 18 Nov
$230 (Early Bird - before 26/10/18) and $270 (after Early Bird)

In these workshops the mask is used as a powerful tool for the actor.
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The Superjesus - 20 Years of Sumo

Sat 17 Nov
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

20 years of Sumo
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