What's on

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Ten - Crate 59 Ten Year Anniversary

Fri 8 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Please come and celebrate one of Cairns' longest running contemporary arts groups for a night of art and music.
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Elverina Johnson - Fisher Woman Dreaming

Sat 9 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Fisher Woman Dreaming is a pictorial memoir by Elverina Johnson, and a tribute to her grandmother, Hilda Murgha (ne Fourmile).
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Kerry Lowe - Oceanlife

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Kerry Lowe’s first solo exhibition, Oceanlife features a kaleidoscope of tropical fish in a vibrant blue ocean, swimming through life like we all do. And just like us, al...
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Trent Griffin - Colours of My World

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Colours of My World is an abundance of colour and brush strokes on canvas, capturing Trent’s imagination and observations of real life, transformed into cartoon and pop i...
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Cairns Minecraft - Digital Design Workshops

Mon 20 Jan - Thu 23 Jan
$50 (for both days) inc b/fee

These two day workshops have been developed for young people aged 10 plus who have an interest in design, gaming and having fun!
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Northlane - 4D Tour

Sat 25 Jan
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Off the back of a huge sold-out national headline tour, Australia’s elite metallers Northlane are playing at Tanks as part of their 4D regional tour.
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Luisa Manea - Sea of Faces

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 23 Feb
Free

Luisa Manea’s portraits, for a long time, have focused largely on fashion.
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Kahli Henderson-Powell - Flightless Birds

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 23 Feb
Free

While the world we live in today can be viewed as beautiful, and at times breath-taking, in reality, the world is also cruel and merciless.
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Alissa Tyrrell - Different Encounters

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 23 Feb
Free

During Alissa Tyrrell’s last years of high school, she spent most of her break time in the art room of Trinity Bay State School, exploring the techniques she’d learned in...
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Archie Towo, Veronica Tandea & Jack Bamab Yawa Gaga - Lae City Arts

Mon 3 Feb - Sun 23 Feb
Free

This is the first time the Tanks Arts Centre will host an artist’s residency, dedicated to Lae.
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The Beautiful Girls - Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits Tour

Sat 8 Feb
$42 / $37 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Beautiful Girls are taking their new album to the people, playing it live, large as life and twice as much fun.
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True Vibenation

Sat 15 Feb
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Big bass. Big beats. Big Horns. True Vibenation do everything big.
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 8-11 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 8-11 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 12-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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C.W. Stoneking

Fri 28 Feb
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

For C.W. Stoneking, the road continues to call, and rumour has it he is on his way to Cairns for an intimate solo performance at Tanks.
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Flame 2020 | International Women's Day Exhibition

Sat 29 Feb - Tue 24 Mar
Free

FLAME is the exhibition outcome of a mentorship program to give young women experience in the professional arts industry.
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The Ironing Maidens - A Soap Opera

Sat 7 Mar
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Tune in for daytime drama with a live electro house soundtrack that is banging like an unbalanced washing machine.
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Bobby Alu

Fri 13 Mar
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

With nothing but beats, rhythms and good vibes, Byron Bay ukulele strummer, drummer and singer is hitting the road in celebration of his third album 'Flow', and he’s stop...
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Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd

Sat 14 Mar
$35 / $30 / $25 inc b/fee

Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music.
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The Black Sorrows

Fri 20 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

In the wake of Joe Camilleri's 49th album, Citizen John, The Black Sorrows extend their Lover I Surrender Tour to Cairns.
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The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East P...
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Boy & Bear 'Suck On Light Tour' With special guests

Thu 26 Mar - Fri 27 Mar
$49 / $44 (CONC) inc b/fee

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour, and Cairns we made the bill.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Wed 15 Apr
All tickets one price $65 (inc b/fee)

No one could ever accuse Academy-Award winning Buffy Sainte-Marie of taking it easy.
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John Mayall

Thu 16 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

For more than five decades, Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues", and n...
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Ian Moss - Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
All tickets - $63.50 inc b/fee

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss is taking the iconic album on the road and he’s stopping in at Tanks for two special ...
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Kim Churchill: The Bright Night Sessions

Sat 23 May
$26.25 / $21 (CONC & Youth 15-17)

The Bright Night Sessions are all about connecting with phenomenal music communities throughout Australia.
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