Tanks Arts Centre
Tanks Arts Centre is a vibrant, multi-use, contemporary arts facility situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, 4km north of the Cairns CBD on Collins Avenue. Housed in three converted World War 2 naval oil storage tanks, Tanks Arts centre presents an exciting program of visual and performance art throughout the year, in its historic venue, surrounded by lush rainforest. Indeed, the venue itself is an attraction, where you can see the rainforest flora reclaiming the concrete stairs and wrapping itself around the tanks. Art exhibitions are free and displayed in Tank 4 which is open weekdays and weekends. Musical events are usually ticketed and range from local to domestic and international artists. Free market days are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.