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Tanks Arts Centre

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6600
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Interesting exhibits

Worth taking a look here if in the area. Interesting and different exhibits. Focus was on plastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pole2Pole_Images
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St Albans, United Kingdom
An interesting idea

The idea of transforming old WWII oil storage tanks into an arts venue is genius. The art gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JE and JA D
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Alexandria, Virginia
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One of Australia's most unique venues. Converted from historic wartime oil tanks to an arts centre. By day view free art exhibitions and walk the beautiful surrounds. By night be sure to check who is playing in Cairns' best entertainment venue (awarded this title for the last five years and counting).
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gallery space” (3 reviews)
“local art” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth taking a look here if in the area. Interesting and different exhibits. Focus was on plastic pollution when I was there - very interesting.

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The idea of transforming old WWII oil storage tanks into an arts venue is genius. The art gallery in Tank #4 is free and has rotating exhibits. The exhibition on display was Pride in Authority- an aboriginal cultural exhibit. This exhibit contained art work from...More

Thank JE and JA D
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Tanks Market on Sunday 24/06/18. Some very interesting Market stalls selling handicraft. Great oppturnity to view some interesting local craft & friendly atmosphere. Reasonable prices at the Market & suitable for a ages.

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

You’d be hard pressed to find a venue as original and funky as the Tanks anywhere in North Queensland or Queensland as a whole for that matter. An entertainment space made from three converted World War II naval oil storage tanks, the Tanks (as they...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit. Relaxed, beautiful and just a great place. Great choice of stalls and very interesting to wander around the historic oil tanks.

Thank Gordon P
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

With Botanical gardens as back drop, the TANK Markets line the winding foot path on a Sunday in season. The art exhibition was inside one of the old refurbished tanks. The other tank had a cultural event within it. We had a great day. There...More

Thank Robin K
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The art centre seems to consist of five huge circular tanks, each of equally dreary appearance. No. 5 had a notice to say that it was closed while a new exhibition was being mounted. Fair enough, but what about nos. 1,2,3 and 4? Nothing to...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
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TanksArtsCentre, Public Relations Manager at Tanks Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Lindagreenacre, The Tanks Arts Centre consists of 3 of remaining 5 WWII oil storage tanks. They are heritage listed so whilst they have been converted into an arts centre can not be re-painted, hence the 'dreary' natural appearance. It's true the rainforest has started...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stumbled on Tank 4 by accident . From a practical viewpoint it is amazing that people had the foresight to convert and make use of the old tank and in the process saved it from demolition and create a venue to display artwork. On...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We came across the gallery as we completed our walk. The gallery space was unique and beautifully presented. Current exhibition was sensitively curated focussing on the Cairns community. Wonderful images representing the multicultural community. A wonderful surprise in a beautiful space.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Tanks art centre runs this market for a few month in the year. Just loved the stalls, great variety of things; pottery, clothing, jewellery, food stuff etc. a lot of the stall holders are artist selling their wears. One of the best markets I've been...More

Thank holly g
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