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Tanks Arts Centre

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6600
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Original concept, very original art

Huge storage tanks have been converted into an amazing art space. I visited only the visual arts... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2014
Hinekiri
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Great concept!

Three gargantuan fuel storage tanks built during WWII have been saved by being turned into gallery... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2014
Banda-in-Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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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).
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30, 18:00 - 22:00
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 31 May 2014

Huge storage tanks have been converted into an amazing art space. I visited only the visual arts exhibitions, but I'm sure they are wonderful performing arts spaces as well. I was impressed with the quality of the paintings, and the way the lovely floating prints...More

Thank Hinekiri
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Three gargantuan fuel storage tanks built during WWII have been saved by being turned into gallery and event space. Located on the edge of the Cairns Botanical Garden, which contributes to a "lost in the jungle" feel, it is worth a visit just to see...More

Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Such an original venue, really a great idea - I visited it after the Botanic Gardens and the art was good, some very good: modern art, landscapes and portraits - a little bit of everything, and refreshing. Only 1 tank had exhibitions at the time...More

Thank TheWorldInMyPocket
Reviewed 5 September 2013

When you first hear the name you think this might be about brightly painted armoured vehicles! However, it's 3 WW2 fuel storage tanks that have been converted for use as arts galleries and music even venues. Two of the three tanks were not open when...More

Thank PeterLeicestershire
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I walked through The Tanks area while visiting the Botanical Gardens. It is a truly imaginative use for old oil storage tanks. You have to go and have a look for that reason alone. The gallery was interesting, plenty of room to display a few...More

Thank MobileEm
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I saw the great Jimmy Cliff there on March 20th, 2013 in Tank 5. It was sold out, and a great concertt. Love the venue except it's just too darn hot inside at this time of year All of the positive things mentioned, about the...More

Thank 67ers
TanksArtsCentre, Public Relations Manager at Tanks Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2016

Hi 67ers, looking back through some old reviews here and want to thank you for yours. The heat in this venue was a problem for a long time and an expensive one to resolve. We are now happy to be able to let you know...More

Reviewed 9 March 2013

Nestled at the bottom of a hill in Edge Hill the TANKS Art Centre is a unique venue. Large old oil tanks from the 2nd World War have been converted into venues for live entertainment and art exhibitions. If you ignore the mosquitos (take bug...More

Thank kimleyCairns
Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

We saw Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses perform here in Tank 5 and it was brilliant. Imagine the acoustics sitting inside an old disused tank - fantastic. The venue is also intimate and only allows for a smaller audience - arrive early for a...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This great facility is next to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, in the lovely leafy suburb of Edge Hill (Great Coffee at The Edge Food Store). They are a collection of massive WWII fuel tanks which have been converted into exhibition and concert spaces. We've visited...More

Thank wills68
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