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.


WindtubesWind Tubes

Friday, 25 April 2014 - Sunday, 7 September 2014

Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead... or just fall to the floor. It's all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

Plastic, paper cups, polystyrene, ping pong balls, propellers and more ... all the materials you need are provided. But can your design overcome turbulence, drag, air resistance and gravity?

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Contemporary-works-from-the-collectionContemporary Works from the Collection

Saturday, 10 May 2014 - Sunday, 27 July 2014

Contemporary Works from the Collection features a selection of contemporary acquisitions by Australian artists including Ricky Swallow, Patricia Piccinini, David Rosetzky, Lincoln Austin and Dale Frank.

IMAGE: Ricky Swallow Evolution (in order of appearance) (1999) cast resin (5 pieces), 4 x 34 x 6 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Arts Foundation, 2013.

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Saturday, 28 May 2014 - Sunday, 13 July 2014

The photographic series Subterranea evolved from an interest in how we interact with the domestic space. Within the dark environments underneath a Queenslander house, we see illuminated objects, distorted projections, and unique light-play upon the earth. The process uncovers a series of unique worlds in which once-loved objects and furniture have taken on new sculptural forms.

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Immaterial-labourImmaterial Labour (Skatebowl/Prounroom)

Friday, 27 June 2014 - Sunday, 10 August 2014

This installation draws its inspiration from El Lissitzky, a Russian avant-garde artist who believed that the future of art lay in its potential to be integrated into life. In 1923 he designed what he called a ‘proun room' - a meeting place of art and architecture. 

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Windtubes TodlerWind Tubes Toddler Program

Sessions are available throughout July and August.

Join in on these enjoyable 45 minute sessions in which toddlers can explore the playful potential of moving air through play, music and movement. During the sessions toddlers will:

  • Work together to create a wind storm using their hands, feet and musical instruments
  • Play with different objects to see how they float, fly and fall in the wind tubes
  • Sing and dance with musical instruments

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PinwheelMake a Pinwheel - School Holiday Fun

Mon 30 Jun 2014 - Fri 11 Jul 2014

Brighten up the winter school holidays and join us in making your very own pinwheel! Our activity team will be in the Main Hall each weekday morning during the school holidays to demonstrate how to make a perfect pinwheel for you to take home.

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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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