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Join us for a workshop or peruse the visual art displays!

Workshops and Visual Art Exhibitions presented by Tanks Arts Centre are considered a strong element of the Tanks' overall public program. From hands on learning and displays to children's activities and circus lessons plus more, they are all part of the Tanks family.

If you want to run a workshop series of your own and be part of the cultural life at the Tanks, please complete this form. Your application will be assessed by Tanks Arts Centre's programming team for availability of time and space and against our vision for the program: affordable and healthy - social and cultural - learning and exchange.

For further details please contact:

P - 4032 6600
E - TanksWorkshops@cairns.qld.gov.au

or see our FAQs.


Want more? View our community workshops and activities



Introduction to Botanical Art with Jessie Rose Ford

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 22 Jul
$69

Jessie will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own beautiful botanical art.
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Entropy Workshops with Deborah Redwood

Sat 21 Jul
FREE (limited spaces – bookings essential)

The aim of these workshops is to create coral from wire armatures and paper mache clay.
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Entropy and Climate Change - Deborah Redwood Artist Talk

Thu 26 Jul
Free

Join the artist to discuss entropy in art and how this relates to climate change.
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QMusic & Close Contact Present - Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Fri 27 Jul
Free

Industry Connect looks at bridging the gap between in knowledge and knowhow for artists and industry professionals looking to create careers in the music industry.
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Artist's Talk and Workshop with Emma Constantine

Sat 28 Jul
Free

Meet Emma, see her work and join her in a photographic workshop in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
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The Big Print - Inkmasters Cairns

Sun 29 Jul
Free

The Big Print, part of InkFest 2018, is a community activity involving Cairns Pan Stars Steel Orchestra and many pairs of dancing feet to create a very, very large print.
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Ever Widening Circles

Wed 1 Aug - Thu 30 Aug
Free

A reference to the expanding use of materials and techniques as well as friendships forged along the way.
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Trees in History with Peter Hitchcock

Wed 8 Aug
$5 members / $10 non-members (includes a light refreshment)

A presentation about 5 tree species that have played distinctive roles in human history.
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Cut and Dried and Twisted Workshop with Wendy Sheils

Sat 11 Aug
$15 Adult / $10 Student/Conc

Cut designs into long-lasting leaves and bamboo sheaths ans also learn to make string from natural fibres.
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New Shoots: A Garden of Poems

Sun 12 Aug
Free (includes afternoon tea following the tour)

Part of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, the tour will be led by Friends of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
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DIY Resin Art Workshop

Sat 18 Aug
$230

You will be guided through the process in a hands-on workshop and create your very own resin artwork.
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DIY Resin Art Workshop

Sun 19 Aug
$230

You will be guided through the process in a hands-on workshop and create your very own resin artwork.
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