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.


Artists of the North - Cairns Art Society

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 05 May
Free

Gathering its members and other artists from North Queensland, in one of the largest group exhibitions in the Cairns cultural calendar, Cairns Art Society presents their ...
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Peter Shanahan's Insect Exhibition - Children's Activity

Tue 16 Apr - Sun 19 May
Free

Peter Shanahan has spent a lifetime collecting insects and educating children and adults about the fascinating lives of these little creatures.
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Undersea Garden - Re-imagined Recycled Reef Exhibition

Tue 21 May - Sun 23 Jun
Free

It’s a re-imaged reef made from recycled materials – all on dry land!
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Cop's Day Off

Fri 24 May - Thu 13 Jun
Free

See the diversity of passion and pursuits of over 60 Police Officers, from collecting honey to running a zoo, from doing yoga to running a marathon, from riding motor bik...
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Pete Marshall, BVSC, SAA, AFC, AGRA - Birds of Cattana

Fri 24 May - Wed 12 Jun
Free

Internationally recognized artist, Pete Marshall specialises in bird art and has travelled to remote and wild places around the world, researching material for her work.
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Shaz Spannenburg - Sky Flowers

Fri 24 May - Thu 13 Jun
Free

Some people chase storms, others chase eclipses. Cairns based photographer, Shaz Spannenburg chases fireworks.
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