Ipswich City Council

Ipswich Art Gallery

The Ipswich Art Gallery presents a dynamic program of exhibitions and heritage displays with complementary workshops, performances and family activities, making it one of the most visited regional art galleries in Australia. The Ipswich Art Gallery Collection and the heritage of Ipswich are represented in dedicated gallery spaces. Exhibitions in the Children's Gallery reflect children's interests and provide a family-friendly place for discovery and play.



Ballrun IagBall Run

Friday, 14 February 2014 - Sunday, 27 April 2014.

Unleash your inner-engineer with the incredible Ball Run! Create your own run using recycled materials to send a rolling ball on its way. Discover how everyday items can be cleverly combined to create runs that twist and turn. Experiment with different materials as you change and refine your design. See if you can make the best, longest or most gravity-defying ball run ever! Work individually or as a team: it's the ultimate design challenge! Click here for information.


Uq15ann IagUQ 15th Anniversary

Saturday, 15 February 2014 - Sunday, 25 May 2014.

The University of Queensland Ipswich Campus is one of contrasts - traditional and modern buildings adjoining in a celebration of the history of the site. From its life as a former mental hospital, the site and its heritage-listed buildings take on a new persona when coupled with world class educational facilities and community events.

This display of impressive panoramic photographs by Brian Hand celebrates the Ipswich Campus and the continuing contribution of The University of Queensland to the people of the Ipswich region.
Click here for information



Squaring WheelSquaring the Wheel - BOOKED OUT

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - Saturday, 19 April 2014.
No performances on Sunday, 13 April or Good Friday, 18 April.

Take a whimsical leap into tomfoolery! Squaring the Wheel is a thingamabobbish theatre-circus comedy devised and performed by Paris-trained Jens Altheimer and his host of quirky contraptions. Squaring the Wheel is a family show which combines circus skills, clowning, puppetry, magic, strange contraptions, wacky mechanisms and unexpected music in a quirky and ingenious theatrical stage extravaganza. Click here for information.

Location and Opening Hours 

The Gallery is located in the city's beautifully restored old town hall in d'Arcy Doyle Place, which is the Nicholas Street Mall between Brisbane and Limestone Streets in the Ipswich CBD. The Gallery is close to cafes and eateries, and just a short walk from the Ipswich Railway Station as well as bus stops. Free parking is available in the Ipswich City Square car park and there is metered parking in most side streets.

The Ipswich Art Gallery is open daily from 10am to 5pm except for:

  • Christmas Eve (closed from 1pm)
  • 25 December to 1 January (inclusive)
  • Good Friday
  • ANZAC Day (closed until midday)

The Gallery may also be closed periodically for intense exhibition installation periods.

Admission to the Ipswich Art Gallery is free unless stated otherwise. Please check the exhibition schedule for entry information.

The Gallery is fully air-conditioned with pram and wheelchair access.

For more information please telephone the Gallery on 07 3810 7222 or visit http://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/

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