Visual Arts

Energy Exhibition

Young artists are given a chance to share their creative energy and insights in this annual student exhibition, bursting with innovative and high-quality work that will engage and inspire all. ENERGY is a must-see exhibition held in September each year, showcasing
visual art produced by school students across the Cairns region. ENERGY presents the best young and emerging artists of the Cairns region with a level of professionalism and maturity well beyond their years.

There is the opportunity for featuring pieces to be submitted to the Creative Generations Awards.

Tanks Arts Centre Visual Arts Program

Phone 4032 6609 or contact the Tanks Curator

Tanks Arts Centre hosts a variety of local and touring exhibitions, artist residencies and studio activities. The Tanks main exhibition space (Tank 4) is a unique environment in which to create and present work.

The program welcomes initiatives by artists, local schools, and community groups to develop projects that use the venue in innovative and interesting ways.

The gallery is a multi-functional exhibition and performance space catering for all art forms.

These spaces are available for hire to individual artists and art organisations and possess a unique setting, size, shape, and durability to accommodate exhibitions and performances.

Visit the Tanks Arts Centre website for more information on hiring the gallery space.

Community Murals Program

Phone 4032 6609 or contact the Tanks Curator

Council supports a range of community-based mural projects, especially those which contribute to revitalising our neighbourhoods and public spaces. Schools can apply to install a mural on Council land. Applications will be assessed by a panel against a range of criteria, including location, process and project management, the proposed artwork and budget.

For more information, download the Community Murals Program guidelines and application form

Last updated: 26 October 2017