What's on

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Cairns Artistic Photography - Social Shoot Soiree Series

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

The series is a unique and artsy skills exchange, merging themes from native Australian and Islander regions with Asian and European provinces.
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Charlie Drew - Different Minds and Other Creatures

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

Inspired by monsters, mythological beasts and extinct species, Charlie Drew reimagines and hybridises to create new creature forms.
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Mitchell Burns - A Panaromic Vision

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 24 Feb
Free

In A Panoramic Vision, Mitchell Burns shares the rewards of his patience, his years of learning and his many expeditions to striking locations around Australia.
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Robert and Tao Delves + One

Wed 6 Feb - Thu 21 Mar

Father-daughter duo, Robert and Tao Delves undertake a six-week residency at the Tanks, practicing and teaching techniques in drawing and painting onto slip cast ceramics...
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 16 Feb

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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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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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 23 Feb

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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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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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 24 Feb
$160 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 24 Feb
$100 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Tanks Round Cinema - MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

Wed 27 Feb
$17 / 12 (CONC) inc b/fee

Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey ...
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The Beasts

Thu 28 Feb
All tickets - $52 inc b/fee

After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of getting the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio just to celeb...
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 2 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Flame.Visual - International Women's Day Exhibition

Sat 2 Mar - Mon 25 Mar

FLAME is the exhibition outcome of a mentorship program to give young women experience in the professional arts industry.
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Hot 8 Brass Band - Take Cover Tour

Sat 2 Mar
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

It’s been two years since Hot 8 performed their swaggering raucous brand of jazz funk to a lively sold out Cairns crowd.
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 3 Mar
$160 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 3 Mar
$100 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Composers of the Future Workshop

Thu 7 Mar
$10 inc b/fee

Designed for people who are interested in getting into the music industry as an electronic musician/producer, or for musicians who want to add more to their music and liv...
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Flame.Music - The Ironing Maidens & Tegan Koster Project

Fri 8 Mar
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens, ingeniously adapt real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments to create techno bangers paying homage to t...
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 9 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Women Weave - 2019 International Women's Day event

Sat 9 Mar
Free

Join local Community facilitators in a day of workshops open to women and children of all ages.
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 10 Mar
$160 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 10 Mar
$100 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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All About Women Satellite Stream 2019

Sun 10 Mar
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) Teen Go Free (13-19 years)

You don't need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 10 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women.
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Workshops with Robert and Tao Delves

Sat 16 Mar

Working with clay, ink and carbon blocks on paper Robert and Tao Delves will conduct creative and inventive workshops about painting from 3D forms modelled from clay; a s...
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 17 Mar
$160 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 7-11 year olds

Sun 17 Mar
$100 for the course

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 7-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Brian Cadd

Fri 22 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer Brian Cadd (AM) is a bona-fide music legend.
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Artists of the North - Cairns Art Society

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 21 Apr
Free

Gathering its members and other artists from North Queensland, in one of the largest group exhibitions in the Cairns cultural calendar, Cairns Art Society presents their ...
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Dead Letter Circus

Fri 5 Apr
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Brisbane favourites Dead Letter Circus consistently earn their place as one of Australia’s most loved modern rock acts and now they are bringing their fierce live set to ...
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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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Meg Mac - Give Me My Name Back Tour

Thu 16 May
$44 / $39 (CONC) inc b/fee

‘Give Me My Name Back’ the first track taken from Meg Mac’s forthcoming record is a compelling rallying cry about reclaiming identity, dignity and self-worth.
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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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Florian Hoefner International Jazz Quartet - Jazz Up North

Fri 31 May
$26.50 / $21.00 (CONC) inc b/fee

Led by pianist Florian Hoefner, the quartet combines highly inventive writing with electrifying improvisations and interplay.
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