Located in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, Tanks Are Centre is a creative and famous hub for local arts within the region, innovatively housed in three fully converted ex WWII oil stockpiling tanks. Offering displays, events, arts projects and performances in both contemporary performing and visual expressions, the Tanks Arts Centre is a stand out location for both creativity and imagination.
If you’re after live music and theatrical performances, Tanks may well be the place you’re after. You can always find something on at the venue, which showcases both local and abroad artists. If you’re looking for art, Tanks Arts Centre is host to a range of local and touring exhibitions. Tank 4 is a non conventional location for these gallery exhibitions, providing a unique white-wall environment that is both stunning and unusual.
As a business unit of the Cairns Regional Council, Tanks is also heavily involved in the development of both cultural expression and interactivity with workshops and a range of creative activities. Once a month Tanks is also a hub of activity with it’s local markets operating through most of the year (most during the dry months).