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Visual Arts, Exhibitions & Residencies

Visiting the Gallery

The Tank 4 Gallery reopened to the public on Monday, 12 July 2020

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of the community and of our staff, and are following Public Health Directions issued by Queensland Health.

The Cairns Botanic Gardens / Tanks Arts Centre precinct is open, however, visitors must adhere to social distancing measures.

If you are unwell, please refrain from visiting.

All exhibitions will follow Queensland Government Covid guidelines.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time.

Council’s key priorities remain the safety and wellbeing of staff and the community and continuity of services, as appropriate.


Arriving at the venue
Keep 1.5 metres away from others where possible.
Follow instructions from the venue staff
So we can continue to present exhibitions in the future.

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 – 2pm weekends and public holidays. Gallery is closed during exhibition turnovers. Please check program for exhibition dates.



Tim Warnock - Safe Arrivals Project

Fri 22 Jan - Thu 18 Feb

The 36 photographs in this exhibition are a selection of images documenting the safe arrival of babies at Cairns Private Hospital. They celebrate a 30-year collaboration ...
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The HeART Project - Rheumatic Heart Disease Program Queensland

Fri 29 Jan - Thu 18 Feb

‘HeART’ features artists from across northern correctional & detention facilities, with works portraying their personal impression of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheu...
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Teeya Ryan - Absent Friends

Fri 12 Feb - Sun 21 Mar
Free

Absent Friends is an exploration of our lost connections to family, friends and the environment as a result of COVID-19.
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Flame 2021 - International Women's Day Exhibition

Sat 27 Feb - Sun 21 Mar
Free

FLAME is the exhibition outcome of a mentorship program to give young women experience in the professional arts industry.
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