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.


Hike 'N' Bike - Wet Tropics Wild Exposure Exhibition

Tue 29 Aug - Wed 02 Oct
Free

Be immersed in ancient rainforests and discover the beauty of the region.
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Energy Exhibition

Fri 1 Sep - Thu 28 Sep

A presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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Emerging Structure - JCU Creative Arts Exhibition

Tue 3 Oct - Mon 06 Nov
Free

Patterns of growth, order and chaos.
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Tropical Gaze 2017 Art Exhibition

Fri 6 Oct - Sun 29 Oct
Free

Stimulate your senses with Tropical North Queensland's most exhilarating art.
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Cairns Tropical Pride Fair Day

Sun 8 Oct
$5 donation at main entrance. Children: Free

A fun family day for the LGBT+ community, friends and allies.
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Elizabeth Hunter - Momento Mori: Art, Death and the Afterlife

Fri 27 Oct - Sun 12 Nov
Free

Local printmaker and installation artist Elizabeth Hunter has been working for the last four years, making pieces for a special celebration of The Day of The Dead.
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