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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]


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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Mr Stink

Wed 31 May
All Tickets $17.00 + $0.85 B/Fee | Groups of 10+ $13.00 each + $0.65 B/Fee per ticket with 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

David Walliams' award-winning book comes to life!
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Tanks Round Cinema - Gimme Danger (2016)

Wed 31 May
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/f

From award winning Director Jim Jarmusch, comes an in-depth look at one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time, The Stooges
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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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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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Emie R Roussel Trio

Fri 2 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.
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Butterfly Walk and Talk with artist in residence Stefan Cools

Sat 10 Jun

Walk the butterfly route and explore the materials and how the research is conducted.
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17 Jun - Jane Dennis - Printing with Fish

Learn the ancient technique of Chokusetsu-Ho.
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Day of the African Child

Sat 17 Jun

An inspired evening of reflection and celebration of African culture; cuisine, music, art and dance.
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Understory Film Festival - Locally Produced Short Films

Sat 17 Jun
FREE

Moving into its fourth year, the Understory Film Festival is fast becoming a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns.
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Sarah Blasko - Solo Tour

Fri 23 Jun
Adult $36.75 | Tertiary Students $31.50 | Youth 9 - 17 years $31.50 | Seniors $31.50 | Gov Concession Card $31.50 All prices include booking fee.

Sarah Blasko returns to Tanks to perform without a band for the first time in her storied career.
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24 Jun - Jane Dennis - Printing with Fish

Learn the ancient technique of Chokusetsu-Ho.
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Body, Mind & Soul Market Day

Sun 25 Jun

A day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls of new age healers and local, natural suppliers.
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Tanks Round Cinema - Zach's Ceremony (2016)

Wed 28 Jun
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
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Doug Anthony Allstars: Near Death Experience

Fri 30 Jun - Sat 01 Jul
$49 inc b/fee

Monster Gods of comedy The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) are coming back to Tanks.
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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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A Night of Stars

Thu 6 Jul
Adult $31.50 Concession $26.25 Full Time Student $21 (must present ID) Children and Youth (21 years and under) $21 inc b/fee

A Night of Stars promises to be an exciting celebration of classical music.
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Singing Up Country featuring Yirrmal, Emily Wurramara and Kahl Wallis

Fri 7 Jul
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

A NAIDOC Week event featuring three formidable young Australian artists Yirrmal, Kahl Wallis and Emily Wurramara.
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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair presents Wandan (Future) CIAF Fashion Performance 2017

Fri 14 Jul

Expect to see a striking fusion of traditional, contemporary and innovative styles on the catwalk.
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DRACULA by Bram Stoker

Fri 21 Jul - Sat 22 Jul
Adult $42 Concession (Gov Benefit Card Holder) $36.75 Senior Card Holder $36.75 Youth 15-21 years $36.75 Group (10+) $36.75 All prices include booking fee.

Another bloody classic
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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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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 30 Jul

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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Australian Poetry Slam 2017 - Cairns Heat

Wed 2 Aug

Contestants have two minutes to own the stage, rock the mic and win over the crowd with their original spoken word poetry.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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Diary of a Wombat

Wed 30 Aug - Fri 01 Sep
All Tickets $17.00 + $0.85 B/Fee | Groups of 10+ $13.00 each + $0.65 B/Fee per ticket with 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
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Pete Murray Camacho Tour

Fri 8 Sep
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a performance certain to be lapped up by new and old fans alike – be sure to get your tickets early, this show is sure to sell out.
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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Tue 12 Sep - Wed 13 Sep
All Tickets $17.00 + $0.85 B/Fee | Groups of 10+ $13.00 each + $0.65 B/Fee per ticket with 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

Based on the book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
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Ajak Kwai (Sudan)

Fri 22 Sep
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Soulful and funky afro-beats.
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Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

Thu 28 Sep
One Ticket Price Only Adult $39.90 (including booking fee)

The showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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