Visual Arts & Residencies

Tanks Arts Centre hosts a variety of local and touring exhibitions, artists´ residencies and studio activity. Tanks main exhibition space, Tank 4, is unlike a conventional, white-wall gallery and offers a unique environment in which to create and present work.

Standard opening times are 9am – 4:30pm weekdays and 10am – 2:30pm weekends and public holidays. Gallery is closed during exhibition turnovers. Please check program for exhibition dates.


Pride Art 2019

Wed 16 Oct - Sun 03 Nov
By donation

Celebrate Cairns and Far North Queensland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities and an eclectic range of self-expression ...
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A Living Art - Cairns Bonsai Society

Sat 26 Oct - Sun 27 Oct
Free

The 2019 Cairns Bonsai Society Exhibition and 30th Birthday, is a free community event welcoming all to experience the wonder and awe of this ancient living art – Bonsai....
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Jing Jin - Zoomed In

Tue 5 Nov - Sun 15 Dec
Free

Jing Jin is a China-born, US-raised painter, ceramic sculptor, and digital designer currently visiting Australia
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Ten - Crate 59 Ten Year Anniversary

Fri 8 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Please come and celebrate one of Cairns' longest running contemporary arts groups for a night of art and music.
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Natalia Mann - The Sonic Earth

Fri 8 Nov - Thu 14 Nov

Listen. If all the world is vibration, then what does it sound like? If you can turn up silence, how do you play it?
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Elverina Johnson - Fisher Woman Dreaming

Sat 9 Nov - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Fisher Woman Dreaming is a pictorial memoir by Elverina Johnson, and a tribute to her grandmother, Hilda Murgha (ne Fourmile).
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Kerry Lowe - Oceanlife

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Kerry Lowe’s first solo exhibition, Oceanlife features a kaleidoscope of tropical fish in a vibrant blue ocean, swimming through life like we all do. And just like us, al...
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Trent Griffin - Colours of My World

Fri 13 Dec - Sun 19 Jan
Free

Colours of My World is an abundance of colour and brush strokes on canvas, capturing Trent’s imagination and observations of real life, transformed into cartoon and pop i...
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