Tanks Arts Centre Visual Arts Program
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. The unique setting, size, shape, and durability can accommodate exhibitions and performances.
Visit the Tanks Arts Centre website for more information on hiring the gallery space.
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.
For more information on program dates and timing, please visit www.tanksartscentre.com
Community Murals Program
Council supports a range of community-based mural projects - especially those that contribute to revitalising and restore our neighbourhoods, communities and public spaces.
If you would like to install a mural on Council owned or controlled land, please read and complete the Community Murals Program application form ( DOC, 1.13 MB ).
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 about the program, contact the Curator at Tanks Arts Centre on 4032 6609 or email TanksCurator@cairns.qld.gov.au
PICTURED: Students from St. Andrew’s Catholic College Year 12 Art Class with their mural Tropical Daze (2017). Read more about this work here.