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.


Hannah Parker and Claire Freer - After Hinchinbrook: A Year in the Making

Fri 3 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Exhibition FREE

In October last year, Claire Freer and Hannah Parker walked for 6 days on Hinchinbrook Island. Hannah took a purse size palette of watercolours and postcard size paper. ...
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Karen Argus - When will the rain come?

Fri 3 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Free

This exhibition has been created in a picture book style and asks us to question our thoughts and ideas about toads.
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Railways 1914 -1918 - A travelling exhibition by Queensland Museum Network

Wed 8 Nov - Mon 04 Dec
Free

A thought provoking mix of personal stories, imagery and objects that explores the role of railways at home and on the front in the war to end all wars, the First World W...
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Big Design

Fri 10 Nov - Sun 03 Dec
Free

Big Design provides a pathway for young people to imagine and create public artworks in celebration of the Commonwealth Games 2018.
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Francoise Lane and Christy Van Der Heyden - Fusing Sands

Fri 24 Nov - Tue 19 Dec
Free

Desert meets Island to explore diversity through design.
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John Eaton - Locus Pocus

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

With a fascination for historical drawing techniques, Eaton took a particular interest in Alexander Cozen’s A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Co...
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Brian Cassey - A Photographer's Life - Part One

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

This exhibition bears witness to a life spent working in the photographic industry.
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Sarah Jane Botham - Travelling Light

Fri 8 Dec - Tue 30 Jan
Free

In Travelling Light, SJ Botham explores some of the world’s most iconic travel destinations using sculpture and hand-cut paper works as light stencils to create light dra...
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