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Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years (and counting), cementing our position as the leading contemporary music venue in the region.  [More]


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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String & Clay Bead Making with Claire Freer

Sat 4 Nov - Sat 02 Dec
$40 includes materials

Create hand-made textured clay beads and learn to make string.
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The Art of Quick Painting with Hannah Parker

Sat 4 Nov - Sat 02 Dec
$40 includes materials

Learn how to capture a moment quickly.
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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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Dancescapes The June Vale Dancers present Trick or Treat

Sat 25 Nov
Adult $37.80 / Concession $33.60 / Child (3-17 yo) $28.35 (inc. b/fee)

A Halloween night of mayhem and magic...
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 26 Nov
Free

Tanks Market Days are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.
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Tanks Round Cinema - The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Wed 29 Nov
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A fresh cinema series on the edge.
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Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017

Sat 2 Dec
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc. b/fee

Josh Pyke is embarking on a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and going on hiatus
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No Stone Unturned - Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club Inc. Exhibition & Demonstration

Tue 5 Dec - Mon 22 Jan
Free

The Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Club are exhibiting their collection and works including minerals, fossils, and cabochons.
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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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Sunnyboys

Sat 24 Feb
All tickets $58 including b/fee

Due to overwhelming demand, Australian post-punk band, Sunnyboys, have added a stop at the Tanks in February 2018 as part of their extensive national tour!
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Yo Diddle Diddle

Tue 8 May - Wed 09 May
All tickets $17.85, Group 10+ $13.65 Plus one complimentary ticket for every ten purchased. All prices include b/fee

Exploring the theme of resilience, Yo Diddle Diddle is the first work by Patch Theatre’s new Artistic Director Naomi Edwards.
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Jimmy Barnes "Working Class Man" Tour

Tue 22 May - Wed 23 May
Sold Out

It is the sequel to his hugely acclaimed and award winning 2016 stageshow, ‘Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs”
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The 78-Storey Treehouse

Tue 5 Jun
All tickets $17.85, Group 10+ $13.65 Plus one complimentary ticket for every ten purchased. All prices include b/fee

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing.
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The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

Fri 8 Jun
$45 / $39.90 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Whitlams are marking 25 years in the business
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Tue 31 Jul
All tickets $17.85, Group 10+ $13.65 Plus one complimentary ticket for every ten purchased. Prices include b/fee

This is a timeless classic for all generations.
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