Visual Arts

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 – 2:30pm weekends and public holidays. Gallery is closed during exhibition turnovers. Please check program for exhibition dates.


Stefan Cools - Liquidarium Meconii - II

Tue 30 May - Sun 18 Jun

Artist in Residence. Cools projects can be described as a unique combination of art, science and public presentation.
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Cultural Collective: Looking Forward, Looking Back - Selected works from the Kenny Bedford Collection, curated by Brian Robinson

Wed 31 May - Sun 25 Jun

For 25 years, Torres Strait Islander, Kenny Bedford has been collecting the art of his people.
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Jane Dennis - Sushi Train

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

For her first major solo exhibition at the Tanks, Jane Dennis brings a sumptuous offering of raw fish prints.
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Ian Smith & Glen O'Malley - Three Foot Six, the Sunlander

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

This exhibition records Queensland rail heritage and captures the high and low energy and excitement associated with trains and rail travel.
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Family Values - CIAF Satellite Exhibition

Mon 3 Jul - Wed 19 Jul

Family Values is an honest and authentic portrayal of contemporary family life, relating to the 2017 Curated Art Fair theme of FAMILY VALUES.
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Cairns ARTescape Winter School in the Tropics - Cairns Art Society

Mon 24 Jul - Fri 28 Jul

Now in its 12th year, Cairns Art Society presents their annual program of visual art workshops.
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