Tanks Arts Centre

Energy Exhibition

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

Tanks Arts Centre

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

Phone James Cook University 4032 1311 or contact via email lisa.jones1@eq.edu.au

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.

2017 School theme: FUTURE EARTH

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 about 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


Note: Check out the Australian Science Teachers Association for details of school grants

Tanks Arts Centre School Tours and Workshops

Phone 4032 6600 or contact via email info@taksartscentre.com

School tours can be arranged at any time during weekday opening hours (Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm).

Take the opportunity for students of all ages to a free, guided tour of the Tanks Arts Centre. The knowledgeable staff can tailor the information delivered to ensure it meets the Australian curriculum objectives. Such topics covered may include:

  • History - Exploring the role the Tanks played in WWII and how the oil storage facility was used.
  • Visual Art - A curator’s talk about a current exhibition.
  • Venue Management - Tour of the multi-arts centre architecture, with a talk about the design challenges and solutions for the Tanks Arts Centre and/or the BotanicGardens Visitor Centre.

Tours include up to half an hour with a Tanks Arts Centre staff member plus a self-guided inspection of the current exhibition and site. School visits are welcome at any time during opening hours.

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.

Note: Guided tours must be booked in advance. To access more details subscribe to the Tanks Arts Centre program for details each month or check out www.tanksartscentre.com

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Last updated: 02 November 2016