Previous Exhibitions


Mixed Blood - Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Expression

Fri 30 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018
Free

“Mixed Blood symbolises how the Indigenous people of Cairns today have such a dynamic, rich and varied Indigenous heritage.
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FLAME 2018

Fri 2 Mar 2018 - Tue 20 Mar 2018
Free

An exhibition, offering young women experience in the arts.
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Marushka Kafka - So Much as a Backwards Glance

Fri 9 Feb 2018 - Tue 20 Mar 2018
Free

Marushka Kafka's solo exhibition - Winner of the Tanks Curator’s Award at the ENERGY 2017 exhibition.
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Jewish Life in Germany Today

Fri 9 Feb 2018 - Sun 25 Feb 2018
Free

This exhibition combines the historical and contemporary aspects of living as a member of the Jewish community in Germany.
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Brian Cassey - A Photographer's Life - Part One

Fri 8 Dec 2017 - Tue 30 Jan 2018
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 2017 - Tue 30 Jan 2018
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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John Eaton - Locus Pocus

Fri 8 Dec 2017 - Tue 30 Jan 2018
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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Francoise Lane and Christy Van Der Heyden - Fusing Sands

Fri 24 Nov 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018
Free

Desert meets Island to explore diversity through design.
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Big Design

Fri 10 Nov 2017 - Sun 03 Dec 2017
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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The Power of Pallets Exhibition and Fundraiser

Fri 3 Nov 2017 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

An exhibition of art and furniture, made entirely of up-cycled timber pallets, donated for auction by local individuals, groups, tradesmen, businesses and schools.
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Hannah Parker and Claire Freer - After Hinchinbrook: A Year in the Making

Fri 3 Nov 2017 - Sun 03 Dec 2017
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 2017 - Sun 03 Dec 2017
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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Elizabeth Hunter - Momento Mori: Art, Death and the Afterlife

Fri 27 Oct 2017 - Sun 12 Nov 2017
Free

Local printmaker and installation artist Elizabeth Hunter has been working for the last four years, making pieces for a special celebration of The Day of The Dead.
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Cairns Tropical Pride Fair Day

Sun 8 Oct 2017
$5 donation at main entrance. Children: Free

A fun family day for the LGBT+ community, friends and allies.
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Tropical Gaze 2017 Art Exhibition

Fri 6 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017
Free

Stimulate your senses with Tropical North Queensland's most exhilarating art.
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Energy Exhibition

Fri 1 Sep 2017 - Thu 28 Sep 2017

A presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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Hike 'N' Bike - Wet Tropics Wild Exposure Exhibition

Tue 29 Aug 2017
Free

Be immersed in ancient rainforests and discover the beauty of the region.
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Regular Rick, Centacare & Cairns Community - #wearecairns

Fri 4 Aug 2017 - Tue 22 Aug 2017
Free

A celebration of the people of Cairns with a focus on the unique level of diversity within our region.
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Family Values - CIAF Satellite Exhibition

Mon 3 Jul 2017 - Wed 19 Jul 2017

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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Jane Dennis - Sushi Train

Fri 2 Jun 2017 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

For her first major solo exhibition at the Tanks, Jane Dennis brings a sumptuous offering of raw fish prints.
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Ian Smith & Glen O'Malley - Three Foot Six, the Sunlander

Fri 2 Jun 2017 - Sun 25 Jun 2017

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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Cultural Collective: Looking Forward, Looking Back - Selected works from the Kenny Bedford Collection, curated by Brian Robinson

Wed 31 May 2017 - Wed 19 Jul 2017
Free

For 25 years, Torres Strait Islander, Kenny Bedford has been collecting the art of his people.
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Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 years

Fri 28 Apr 2017 - Sun 28 May 2017

Priscilla presents a portrait of a city as diverse as it gets.
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Artists of the North 2017 - Cairns Art Society

Fri 7 Apr 2017 - Sun 23 Apr 2017

The theme for the 12th Artists of the North exhibition, “Hot, wet and steamy in the tropics”
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Flame

Fri 10 Mar 2017 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

An Exhibition, offering young women experience in the arts
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Elizabeth Sutton - Seventeen Years at Home

Fri 17 Feb 2017 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Elizabeth Sutton Exhibition
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Doc's Day Off

Fri 3 Feb 2017 - Sat 04 Mar 2017

Doc's Day Off Exhibition
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Mimi Tannaka - Unplugged Photographs

Fri 3 Feb 2017 - Sat 04 Mar 2017

Mimi Tannaka - Unplugged Photographs Exhibition
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