What's on

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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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Tanks Unplugged November 2018

Fri 23 Nov
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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British India - Nic The Poet Tour

Sat 24 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Guitarist and founding member of British India Nic Wilson has announced he will retire from music at the end of this year.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 25 Nov
Free

Join us for the final Tanks Market day for 2018 and a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics.
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Re-Imagined Recycled Reef - Kids' Tank

Sun 25 Nov
Free

Pam and Marcia have helped children of all ages to use their imagination and creativity to invent their own re-imagined reef.
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Tanks Round Cinema - Her Sound, Her Story (2018)

Wed 28 Nov
$17 / $12 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring more than 45 artists spanning six decades, its unique narrative brims with rage, strength, beauty and triumph
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The Beautiful Girls ‘Beautiful World Tour’

Thu 29 Nov
$42 / $36.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Fresh from another successful month-long European tour, The Beautiful Girls are pumped to bring their Beautiful World tour back home for the Australian Summer.
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Christmas Plant Sale - Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Sun 2 Dec

Get in early for your plant loving friends (and for yourself) for the pre- Christmas plant sale.
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The Rubens - Lo La Ru Album Tour

Thu 13 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
All tickets $48 inc b/fee

The Rubens Lo La Ru Album Tour
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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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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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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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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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Calexico

Sat 19 Jan
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres.
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Aloe Blacc

Wed 20 Feb
All tickets - $51.00 inc b/fee

Don’t miss this global superstar when he performs in Cairns for one show only.
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Eves Karydas - summerskin Tour 2019

Sat 23 Feb
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s rising pop queen, Eves Karydas, is taking her new record summerskin on the road this coming February.
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Keb' Mo'

Sat 13 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

A modern master of American roots music.
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Nahko

Wed 24 Apr
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Nahko is returning to Cairns for Bluesfest Touring, featuring a solo performance at Tanks Arts Centre!
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The Bamboos

Fri 17 May
$43 / $38 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award winning eight-piece powerhouse, The Bamboos, continue to redefine Australian Soul music and cement their reputation as harbingers of musical evolution.
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