Past events

Past workshops

Clay Up Late Workshop series with Tim Acutt
Workshop

Clay Up Late Workshop series with Tim Acutt

05 Oct 2023 — 26 Oct 2023

Join local artist Tim Acutt in an up-late 4-part workshop series learning clay hand-building techniques and processes in the Ipswich Art Gallery Clay Studio!

Bruce Reynolds Plaster Relief Workshop
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Bruce Reynolds Plaster Relief Workshop

23 Sep 2023 — 23 Sep 2023

In this workshop, participants will cast a low relief piece from their own design. They will be shown how to carve their unique design in the negative which will then be cast as a positive panel. Hand colouring techniques will be shared and the resulting sculpture could be hung or hand coloured.

Dylan Sarra Petroglyph Workshop
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Dylan Sarra Petroglyph Workshop

18 Sep 2023 — 18 Sep 2023

Embark on a captivating journey with artist Dylan Sarra as he leads you through an exclusive guided tour of his newest exhibition, 'Burnett River Petroglyphs'. Following the tour, immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop held in our community gallery.

Rainbow Rollup Printmaking Workshop

Jasper Johns, Gemini G.E.L. Color numeral series, 1968, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, © Jasper Johns/Copyright Agency, 2022, © Gemini Ltd/Kenneth E. Tyler

Workshop

Rainbow Rollup Printmaking Workshop

17 Jun 2023 — 17 Jun 2023

Join local printmakers Grey Hand Press in the Ipswich Community Gallery for this beginner-friendly Monoprint Workshop.

Build Your House: Ceramic Workshop with Jane du Rand
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Build Your House: Ceramic Workshop with Jane du Rand

16 Jan 2021 — 17 Jan 2021

In this special two-day workshop ceramic artist Jane du Rand will share her technique to design and build a ceramic relief sculpture of a house (possibly your own).

Past Community events

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School: Visual Art Showcase

Alex Beitz, The Eyes of a Man, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 455mm x 355mm, Image: Courtesy of the artist.

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School: Visual Art Showcase

10 May 2024 — 19 May 2024

Coinciding with International Arts Education Week 2024, this exhibition features a selection of nominated artworks across curriculum and co-curricular Visual Arts classes years 7 - 12, which explore a diverse range of media and concepts.

Connections: The Marburg and District Art Society
Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Connections: The Marburg and District Art Society

18 Apr 2024 — 28 Apr 2024

Drawing from Ipswich's rural and central regions, MaDAS fosters inclusivity through interactive art mornings, classes, and mentorships.

As Seen on TV

Christopher Bentley, Television Portrait , 2024, Mixed Digital, 350 mm x 350 mm, Image courtesy of the artist.

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

As Seen on TV

28 Mar 2024 — 07 Apr 2024

Christopher Bentley's digital art explores nostalgia and contrasts between old and new technology, revealing the evolution and limitations of digital mediums over 30 years.

Speaking with Bees

Lillian Whitaker, Ritual Collaboration, 2022, Natural beeswax, hexagonal plywood plinths, 1050 x 350 x 350 mm, Image courtesy of the artist.

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Speaking with Bees

07 Mar 2024 — 17 Mar 2024

Contemplating our symbiotic bond with nature, ‘Speaking with Bees’ showcases artists Peter Breen, Chris Hagen and Lillian Whitaker exploring contemporary environmental awareness.

For Our Elders

Jason Castro
Aunty Antionette House 2023 | Photograph, 42 cm x 60 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

For Our Elders

16 Feb 2024 — 25 Feb 2024

This exhibition aims to showcase photographic portraits of Australian First Nations Elders that were present at the 2023 NAIDOC celebrations in Ipswich. This project acknowledges, honours, and shows our appreciation for each of the subject’s role as an Elder in the community of Ipswich.

IPPY DROPS IN…and Rips

Doug Spowart
Greg Versace 1993 | Silver gelatin photograph, 30.3cm x 30.3cm
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 1993

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

IPPY DROPS IN…and Rips

02 Dec 2023 — 22 Dec 2023

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of 'IPPY DROPS IN… and Rips', re-visit the '93 exhibition by Kate Ellovee and Doug Spowart documenting surf subculture in the city of Ipswich.

Ippy Drops In…and Rips: Surfboard Art Design Competition

Photograph of videographer Kate Ellovee and Russell Clifford with the prize surfboard.
Photo by Thomas Oliver www.thomasoliver.photo

Ipswich Community Gallery Event

Ippy Drops In…and Rips: Surfboard Art Design Competition

02 Dec 2023 — 22 Dec 2023

It's competition time! Show off your artistic flair and create your own Surfboard design.

Robin 'Tallman' Wakkajinda

Photo credit: Craig Myers

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Robin 'Tallman' Wakkajinda

10 Nov 2023 — 13 Nov 2023

Ipswich Community Gallery

Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence
Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence

14 Oct 2023 — 05 Nov 2023

For Our Elders: Poster Exhibition + Workshops

Bobbi Lockyer
For Our Elders 2023. The 2023 National NAIDOC Week Poster incorporating the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag (licensed by the Torres Strait Island Council).

Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

For Our Elders: Poster Exhibition + Workshops

03 Jul 2023 — 17 Jul 2023

Drawing on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, ‘For Our Elders’, the gallery will form a quiet space of reflection, and conversation around key themes represented through the 50-year-long NAIDOC Week poster project.

Entwine Textile Art Exhibition

Emily McGuire

ADIDAS 2022 | Found cotton T-shirt, cotton thread, 31 x 27 x 20 cm.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Community Gallery Exhibition

Entwine Textile Art Exhibition

04 Mar 2023 — 30 Mar 2023

The exhibition encapsulates the creativity, patience, and social and ethical concerns of its many makers and aims to celebrate the versatility of the textile medium.