Young artists share their creative energy and insights in this annual student exhibition, bursting with innovative, high-quality works that will engage and inspire you.
ENERGY is an exhibition held in September, it showcasing visual art produced by school students across the region. Featuring works submitted to the Creative Generations Awards, ENERGY presents the best young and emerging artists of our region with a level of professionalism and maturity well beyond their years. A must-see exhibition, ENERGY opens a window into the astonishing talent of this region’s up-and-coming artists.
For more information on program dates and timing, please visit www.tanksartscentre.com
Cairns Children's Festival
In May each year the entire Tanks Arts Centre site will become a wonderland of discovery, creativity and play for children aged between 4 and 12 years. There are workshops, concerns and hands-on activities as well as roving entertainers and delicious food.
Most of the day is free family fun, with some events ticketed at an affordable price.
In the lead-up to the event, Council will host a number of school engagement workshops and opportunities in the Tinkering Tank where students will contribute to installations and engage with the project in a creative manner.
For more information on program dates and timing, visit www.tanksartscentre.com
National Science Week
National Science Week is an Australian Government initiative held in August each year. Together with James Cook University, the Tanks Arts Centre hosts a number of science events that are focused on science education and sustainability issues that are unique to Far North Queensland.
FUTURE EARTH (2017 school theme)
Future Earth was launched in 2015 as a major 10-year international initiative. The aim is to increase awareness and offer the youth of today the opportunity to contribute to possible solutions through science to the world's growing concerns of sustainability.
Future Earth’s 2025 vision addresses eight key challenges to global sustainability. For more information on how your school can be involved in National Science Week events, including school grant support, visit www.scienceweek.net.au/schools
Tanks Arts Centre School Tours and Workshops
Phone 4032 6600 or contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
School tours can be arranged at any time during weekday opening hours (Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm).
Take your students on a free, guided tour of the Tanks Arts Centre. Tours can be tailored to suit your specific age group needs and curriculum objectives, with topics covered including:
- History - exploring the role that the Tanks played in WWII and how the oil storage facility was used
- Visual Arts - with a curator’s talk about a current exhibition
- Venue Management - with a behind-the-scenes tour of a multi-arts centre
- Architecture - with a talk about the design challenges and solutions for the Tanks Arts Centre and/or the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Tours include up to half an hour with a Tanks Arts Centre staff member plus self-guided inspection of the current exhibition and site. School visits are welcome any time during opening hours. Guided tours must be booked.
Workshops and activities are held throughout the year so please subscribe to the Tanks Program for details each month or check out www.tanksartscentre.com for more details.