School tours and workshops
Take your students on a free, guided tour of the Tanks Arts Centre – and let us tailor this to suit your specific age group needs and curriculum objectives, with topics covered including:
- History - exploring the role the Tanks played in WWII and how the oil storage facility was used
- Visual Art - 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, but guided tours must be booked.
TO BOOK A TOUR: email@example.com or phone 4032 6600
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
National Science Week
National Science Week is an Australian Government initiative held in August each year. The Tanks Arts Centre, together with industry partners, hosts a number of science events focused on science education and sustainability issues unique to Far North Queensland.
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