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Visual Arts, Exhibitions & Residencies

The Tank 4 Gallery (exhibition space) is closed until further notice.

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


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.


Chillagoe Marble Lamps by Paul Toft

Wed 18 Mar - Sun 31 May
Free

Paul Toft has been working with marble for over thirty years, here in Australia and in Indonesia.
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Artists of the North 2020 - Cairns Art Society

Fri 3 Apr - Sun 03 May
Free

It's back again, a wonderful opportunity for all the Artists of the North to showcase their artwork and this year the theme is very on trend: "A Changing World".
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Hannah Parker and Jane Dennis - No Man's Land

Fri 22 May - Thu 11 Jun
Free

In the year that celebrates 250 years of resettlement in Australia, Jane Dennis and Hannah Parker find themselves in a no man’s land of self- conflict.
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Nautilus Scuba Club - Underwater Photography Exhibition

Fri 22 May - Thu 11 Jun
Free

This exhibition showcases underwater images from members of the Nautilus Scuba Club Cairns who have entered the club’s annual underwater photo competition.
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