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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.



Energy 2020

Fri 11 Sep - Mon 05 Oct
Free

ENERGY is a presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
[More info]

Neville Cichon - Residency

Wed 16 Sep - Tue 29 Sep
Free

Neville Cichon is an Adelaide based visual artist developing new work on the human impact on marine environments.
[More info]

Tropical Steampunk Upcycled - By Create More

Thu 1 Oct - Sun 01 Nov
Free

During June to August, the Cairns public were invited to come and create artworks using reclaimed materials as part of the 2020 Tropical Steampunk Upcycled workshops.
[More info]

Cairns Pride Festival - Art Exhibition

Fri 16 Oct - Sun 01 Nov
Free

Cairns Pride Festival brings to light the incredible talent of folk from diverse backgrounds in tropical Far North Queensland.
[More info]