Past exhibitions & events

Past IAG exhibitions

Junior Curators: Mysterious Realms
Exhibition

Junior Curators: Mysterious Realms

25 Nov 2023 — 28 Jan 2024

An exhibition curated entirely by young minds, featuring selected works from the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Dylan Sarra: Burnett River Petroglyphs Part 1a
Exhibition

Dylan Sarra: Burnett River Petroglyphs Part 1a

16 Sep 2023 — 05 Nov 2023

Dylan Sarra is a Brisbane-based artist who originates from the Bundaberg region in Queensland and belongs to the Gooreng Gooreng peoples​. Sarra's artistic journey is deeply entwined with the transformative power of Indigenous art and how it contributes to written language.

Bruce Reynolds: How Soon is Now?
Exhibition

Bruce Reynolds: How Soon is Now?

12 Aug 2023 — 29 Oct 2023

Exploring how we arrived at this point – from the archaic to a language of compressed space – Bruce Reynolds’ work invites consideration of the ancient and the ‘now’.

Remnants of the Past: New work by Kate Douglas

Kate Douglas 
Lost at the Asylum 2020 | Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 51 cm.

Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Remnants of the Past: New work by Kate Douglas

15 Jul 2023 — 10 Sep 2023

In her recent body of work, Ipswich-based artist Kate Douglas captures Ipswich's rich heritage in acrylic and watercolour, taking the viewer on a thought-provoking journey that connects past and present and combines reality with perceived memory.

Architectural Layers: New Work by Grant Quinn
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Architectural Layers: New Work by Grant Quinn

06 May 2023 — 09 Jul 2023

Through the lens of photography, Grant Quinn focuses his first solo exhibition, Architectural Layers, on documenting the aesthetic reverence in the work of renowned Ipswich Architect George Brockwell Gill.

Jane du Rand: Green, Red and Black
Exhibition

Jane du Rand: Green, Red and Black

04 Mar 2023 — 14 May 2023

Green, Red and Black is a collective ceramic installation that captures Ipswich-based artist Jane du Rand's interpretation of the ever-evolving Australian natural landscape.

Deb Mostert: Everyday Sketchbooks
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Deb Mostert: Everyday Sketchbooks

04 Mar 2023 — 01 May 2023

Decades of daily observations have been preserved through Ipswich-based artist Deb Mostert​'s sketchbook practice, and she showcases her collection for the first time in Everyday Sketchbooks.

DiverseCity: New Work by Jason McNamara

Jason McNamara

Alexis Green 2022 | Archival Pigment Inkjet Print.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

DiverseCity: New Work by Jason McNamara

27 Aug 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Jason McNamara is a self-taught photographer living and working in Ipswich.

Art in Conflict
Exhibition

Art in Conflict

13 Aug 2022 — 23 Oct 2022

Art in Conflict is a new touring exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of the Australian War Memorial.

Spirit of Place – here, there and everywhere: New Work by Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison

Aboriginal woman by torchlight 2022.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Spirit of Place – here, there and everywhere: New Work by Sally Harrison

25 Jun 2022 — 21 Aug 2022

First Nations artist Sally Harrison lives and works in Ipswich.

Little Histories: New Work by Rebecca Lewis

(inset) Rebecca Lewis

Francis Family, Russell Island 2019.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Little Histories: New Work by Rebecca Lewis

23 Apr 2022 — 19 Jun 2022

Every day stories from every day people...

Ink in the Lines
Exhibition

Ink in the Lines

05 Mar 2022 — 02 May 2022

Behind every tattoo is a story of remembrance, mateship, identity and healing.

Heart of the Tree: New work by Terry Martin

Terry Martin

Mallee bowl 2021.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Heart of the Tree: New work by Terry Martin

12 Feb 2022 — 18 Apr 2022

Heart of the Tree presents a stunning selection of turned timber vessels and sculptures – each paying homage to the tree from which it was formed by highlighting the unique character and grain of its timber.

Living Vicariously Through Others: New Work by Jodi Bowen

Jodi Bowen

Retreat 2021 | Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 61 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Living Vicariously Through Others: New Work by Jodi Bowen

14 Aug 2021 — 24 Oct 2021

The artworks by local artist Jodi Bowen capture the atmosphere of an outsider looking in.

Lincoln Austin: The Space Between Us

Lincoln Austin

The Point of No Return 2015 (detail) | Acrylic rods, inkjet print, aluminium, 58 x 77 x 4 cm.
Collection: Michelle James and Rudi Steinbusch.

Exhibition

Lincoln Austin: The Space Between Us

15 May 2021 — 31 Jul 2021

The Space Between Us is a major mid-career survey of the past two decades of Lincoln Austin’s practice.

Portraiture in Still Life: New Work by Glen Smith

Glen Smith

Ode to Jill 2020 | Acrylic on board, 54.5 x 84.5 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Portraiture in Still Life: New Work by Glen Smith

20 Feb 2021 — 18 Apr 2021

Local artist Glen Smith is a well-known Ipswich personality, CBD business owner and champion for community art.

Contemporary works from the Collection

Jan Nelson

Black river running #4 2017 | Oil on linen, 74 x 57 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2018.
Exhibition

Contemporary works from the Collection

06 Feb 2021 — 18 Apr 2021

Explore a selection of Australian contemporary artworks from the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Living in Ipswich: New Work by Jane du Rand

Jane du Rand

9 Syntax Street 2020 | Hand-built, stained and glazed white raku clay, 25 x 25 x 5 cm.
Courtesy of the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Living in Ipswich: New Work by Jane du Rand

14 Nov 2020 — 14 Feb 2021

Living in Ipswich presents a charismatic and quirky selection of Ipswich’s ‘Queenslander’ houses, each recreated in miniature as a glazed ceramic sculpture.

Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda

Philip Zec

Women of Britain: Come into the factories 1941 | Lithograph printed in colour.
Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, ARTV03534.
Exhibition

Hearts and Minds: Wartime Propaganda

26 Sep 2020 — 15 Nov 2020

Featuring home-front propaganda posters from the First and Second World Wars, from the Australian War Memorial's Collection.

Ways of Water: New Work by Kylie Stevens

Kylie Stevens

Bremer & tributaries 2020 (detail) | Bremer River water, acrylic paint, copper leaf, charcoal and earth on canvas, 65 x 65 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Ways of Water: New Work by Kylie Stevens

19 Sep 2020 — 08 Nov 2020

This exhibition presents recent work by Ipswich-based artist Kylie Stevens, reflecting her deep connection and reverence for nature.

Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints

Biggingee Sorabjee Poochee

Panorama of Ipswich c.1865 (detail) | Albumen photograph, printed in sepia, 23.1 x 132.8cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the artist to the Mayor of Ipswich, 1865.
Exhibition

Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints

12 Jun 2020 — 31 Aug 2020

This selection of printed cards, lithographs and early panoramic photography documents the urban and rural landscapes of the region in the mid-1800s to early 1900s.

Almost the Last Supper: New Work by Merton Chambers

Merton Chambers

Empty bowl 2018 (detail) | Oil pastel on paper, 102 x 102 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Almost the Last Supper: New Work by Merton Chambers

12 Jun 2020 — 30 Aug 2020

This exhibition presents recent works by Merton Chambers concerning environmental destruction and universal hunger.

What the Centre Cannot Hold: New Work by Madeleine Kelly

Madeleine Kelly

Axis of dream 2019 | Oil on polyester, 152 x 111.5 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

What the Centre Cannot Hold: New Work by Madeleine Kelly

13 Jul 2019 — 07 Oct 2019

Madeleine Kelly takes images of local flowers and seed pods as a starting point and interweaves them with disparate images drawn from a variety of sources.

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

Arthur Boyd

Shoalhaven as the River Styx c.1996 | Oil on canvas, 107 x 91.5 cm.
Boyd Family Collection.
Exhibition

Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul

26 May 2019 — 18 Aug 2019

This exhibition explores the Australian landscape and a sense of place through the complex genius of Arthur Boyd.

Copper Cohesion: New Work by Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

Residium, Rippled & Pendulous 2018 | Copper and silver, 10 x 10 cm each.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Copper Cohesion: New Work by Kate Roberts

11 May 2019 — 07 Jul 2019

Kate has called Ipswich home for most of her life and is well-known for her jewellery works and wearable art.

Photographs from the Collection

Laurence Aberhart

(Domestic architecture) Ipswich, Queensland, 28 August 1997 1997 (printed 1998) (detail) | Silver gelatin photograph, 19.4 x 24.5 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Arts Foundation, 2003.
Exhibition

Photographs from the Collection

14 Feb 2019 — 13 May 2019

The unique character of Ipswich’s domestic architecture is featured in this selection of photographs from the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

William Bustard: Selected Works

William Bustard

Castle hill c.1945 (detail) | Watercolour on paper, 237 x 50.5 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Gift of W. Acworth, 1951.
Exhibition

William Bustard: Selected Works

01 Dec 2018 — 12 Feb 2019

This display of eight selected works by prolific painter, illustrator and stained-glass window designer William Bustard shows his ability to capture the unique quality of light in the Australian landscape.

Iconic Australian Houses: An exhibition by Karen McCartney

The Buhrich House II by architect Hugh Buhrich.

Photo © Michael Wee.

Exhibition

Iconic Australian Houses: An exhibition by Karen McCartney

01 Sep 2018 — 18 Nov 2018

A behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years.

Ipswich House Portraits from the Collection

Jane Burton

MacFarlane’s House #1 2010 | Pigment print, 43 x 43 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Commissioned 2010.
Exhibition

Ipswich House Portraits from the Collection

15 Sep 2018 — 18 Nov 2018

This selection of ‘house portraits’ examines the city’s significant domestic architectural heritage as seen through the eyes of contemporary Queensland artists.

Entanglement: New Work by Kate Douglas

Kate Douglas

Living together 2017 | Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 45 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Entanglement: New Work by Kate Douglas

22 Sep 2018 — 11 Nov 2018

Originally from Sydney, Kate Douglas fell in love with Ipswich and now resides on the banks of the Bremer River.

Elioth Gruner

Frosty morning 1915 | Oil on canvas on board, 29.2 x 36.4 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2009.
Exhibition

19th and 20th Century works from the Collection

25 Mar 2017 — 14 Oct 2018

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

Theory of Flaw: New Work by Matthew Cheyne

Matthew Cheyne

Take what you need 2018 (detail) | Oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Theory of Flaw: New Work by Matthew Cheyne

28 Jul 2018 — 16 Sep 2018

In his latest exhibition titled Theory of Flaw, local artist Matthew Cheyne is taking his work in a new direction.

Foreign Bodies: New Work by Christopher Trotter

Christopher Trotter

Triffid 2016 | Found objects, 60 x 120 x 20 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Foreign Bodies: New Work by Christopher Trotter

26 May 2018 — 22 Jul 2018

These new sculptures by Christopher Trotter are created from natural objects and discarded machinery.

A Private Collection

Charles Lancaster

Macpherson Ranges from Roadvale 2010s | Oil on board, 63 x 79 cm.
Private Collection.
Exhibition

A Private Collection

12 May 2018 — 05 Jun 2018

Belonging to an astute private collector, this uniquely personal collection of Australian art was assembled over a 60 year period.

Ipswich Artists: Works from the Collection

Installation view of the exhibition ‘Ipswich Artists: Works from the Collection’ at the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2018.

Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Ipswich Artists: Works from the Collection

02 Mar 2018 — 20 May 2018

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

Laurence Aberhart

Kapoi, Canterbury, 8 December 2010 2010 | Silver gelatin, gold and selenium toned, 23 x 27.6 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

17 Mar 2018 — 29 Apr 2018

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials.

Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints

EDCO Series

Postcard: Corner Brisbane and Nicholas Streets, Ipswich c.1905 (detail) | Printed card, 14 x 9 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired with funds donated by the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2004.
Exhibition

Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints

31 Aug 2017 — 05 Dec 2017

Revisit a city where horse drawn carriages made their way through the centre of town, and compare well-known heritage icons with the changing face of Ipswich today.

RE: Location – Works by Lyne Marshall

Installation view of the exhibition 'RE: Location – Works by Lyne Marshall' at the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2017.

Ipswich Artist Exhibition

RE: Location – Works by Lyne Marshall

19 Aug 2017 — 16 Oct 2017

Lyne Marshall is a modern artist traveller whose explorations, and the experiences encountered in the landscape, provide the inspiration for her artworks.

Kenneth Macqueen Watercolours

Kenneth Macqueen

Afternoon shadows 1950 | Watercolour on paper, 35.2 x 46 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired through the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation in recognition of the significant contribution of Mr Greg Roberts, 2009.
Exhibition

Kenneth Macqueen Watercolours

25 May 2017 — 22 Aug 2017

Kenneth Macqueen (1897–1960) is widely acclaimed as an Australian modernist and ‘the most distinctive watercolourist of his generation’.

War-Time Quilts

Maker Unknown (initials JSJ)

Intarsia with Soldiers c.1760–1780, possibly Russia (detail) | Wool, all hand sewn, intarsia.
Photo courtesy of Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios.
Exhibition

War-Time Quilts

18 Mar 2017 — 25 Jun 2017

The history of military conflict and the soldier’s life is retold through the ‘war quilts’ of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero.

Stars + Stripes

Dylan Lynch

Sucked in Juice Box 2013 (detail) | Acrylic on steel, 53.3 x 66 x 71.1 cm.
Courtesy of the artist and The Still House Group.
Exhibition

Stars + Stripes

08 Oct 2016 — 13 Nov 2016

Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection is a vibrant selection of new American art by some of America’s hottest names.

Echoes: Repeating Patterns by Andrea Baumert Howard

Andrea Baumert Howard

Hex tile 2016 (detail) | Pen on paper, 70 x 60 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

Echoes: Repeating Patterns by Andrea Baumert Howard

12 Oct 2016 — 06 Nov 2016

Repeating patterns dominate the organic environment. The designs found in nature are often echoed when decorating or building human habitats.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Hoda Afshar

Portrait of Ali 2014
Exhibition

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

13 May 2016 — 05 Jun 2016

Showcasing 44 portraits that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

ACO Virtual
Exhibition

ACO Virtual

19 Mar 2016 — 02 May 2016

Fusing digital technologies with visual and sonic innovation, this ground-breaking interactive installation allows you to conduct and even play with the ACO.

Behind the Lines: the year’s best political cartoons 2015
Exhibition

Behind the Lines: the year’s best political cartoons 2015

23 Jan 2016 — 06 Mar 2016

If you love the biting wit and sharp insight of a good political cartoon, then don’t miss Behind the Lines 2015.

Brynhyfryd: The Lost Castle of Blackstone Hill

Brynhyfryd, Blackstone, Ipswich | Photo courtesy of Picture Ipswich, Ipswich City Council.

Exhibition

Brynhyfryd: The Lost Castle of Blackstone Hill

30 May 2015 — 09 Aug 2015

Brynhyfryd was one of the most imposing buildings in Ipswich of its time.

Art & Australia Collection 2003–2013

Christian De Vietri

2nd law 2004 | Polyurethane, fibreglass, metal fridge.
Exhibition

Art & Australia Collection 2003–2013

21 Mar 2015 — 17 May 2015

Melting fridges, mysticism, microcosms and mandalas are all in Art & Australia Collection 2003–2013, on tour from the Newcastle Art Gallery.

Immaterial Labour: Skatebowl/ Prounroom

Installation view of
Pat Hoffie

Immaterial Labour: Skatebowl/Prounroom 2014 | in situ at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Exhibition

Immaterial Labour: Skatebowl/ Prounroom

27 Jun 2014 — 10 Aug 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.

Rescue
Exhibition

Rescue

03 Nov 2012 — 27 Jan 2013

How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with people’s lives at stake?

This Land Our Land: The Artwork of Sally Harrison, Dale Weston & Annie Clarke

Sally Harrison

The magic carpet 2012 (detail) | Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.
City of Ipswich Collection, 2012.
Ipswich Artist Exhibition

This Land Our Land: The Artwork of Sally Harrison, Dale Weston & Annie Clarke

12 Jun 2012 — 02 Sep 2012

Art has always played an important role in the life of Indigenous Australians, connecting the people with the land, the past with the present, and passing on stories and traditions of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures.

REVHEAD: The Motorsport Art of Eamon O'Toole

REVHEAD sculptor Eamon O’Toole with his McLaren Formula MP4/4 1 – Ayrton Senna Car 1991–92.

Exhibition

REVHEAD: The Motorsport Art of Eamon O'Toole

11 Feb 2012 — 06 May 2012

REVHEAD pays homage to many iconic machines of speed which Eamon O’Toole has painstakingly recreated as full-scale replicas handcrafted from plastic, aluminium and paint.

Face in a Crowd: New portraiture

David Rosetzky

Eden 2008 | Type C photo collage, 63.4 x 49.7 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2011.

© David Rosetzky
Exhibition

Face in a Crowd: New portraiture

11 Sep 2011 — 13 Nov 2011

Presenting an intriguing set of works by four contemporary artists.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: The Alchemy of Making

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

Still life with two cups 2005 | Translucent porcelain, 29.5 x 33 x 26.5 cm overall.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2005.
Exhibition

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: The Alchemy of Making

23 Jul 2011 — 23 Oct 2011

Surveying the work of renowned Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott over the last two decades.

How to make a monster

Gillman | Courtesy of John Cox’s Creature Workshop.

Exhibition

How to make a monster

26 Feb 2011 — 15 May 2011

Discover the skills and processes involved in bringing a creature from the written page to the silver screen in this fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition.

The Ipswich House

Jane Burton

MacFarlane’s House #1 2010 | Pigment print, 43 x 43 cm.
Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Commissioned 2010.
Exhibition

The Ipswich House

11 Sep 2010 — 14 Nov 2010

Heritage house portraits by contemporary Queensland artists.

Ipswich Potteries: 1873–1926

Dinmore Brick & Tile Co.

Tobacco jar 1888 | Wheel thrown Majolica glazed earthenware, 28.5 x 21 x 12.8 cm.
Collection of the Queensland Museum. Purchased 1995.
Exhibition

Ipswich Potteries: 1873–1926

04 Dec 2004 — 27 Feb 2005

Discover one of Ipswich’s founding industries through this exhibition and accompanying publication of Ipswich pottery.

Past IAG events

Artist talk with Bruce Reynolds: How Soon Is Now?
Event

Artist talk with Bruce Reynolds: How Soon Is Now?

24 Sep 2023 — 24 Sep 2023

Join us for a morning gathering, as Bruce Reynolds engages in discussions and responds to inquiries regarding the origins and progression of the work showcased in How Soon Is Now?

Curator talk with David Greenhalgh: Rauschenberg & Johns

Curator David Greenhalgh with Robert Rauschenberg, Gemini G.E.L. Kenneth Tyler Booster; from Booster and 7 studies, 1967, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, © Robert Rauschenberg/Copyright Agency, 2022, © Gemini Ltd/Kenneth E. Tyler

Event

Curator talk with David Greenhalgh: Rauschenberg & Johns

04 Jun 2023 — 04 Jun 2023

Join David Greenhalgh, the National Gallery of Australia’s Kenneth E Tyler Assistant Curator, International Prints & Drawing, for a morning talk on Rauschenberg & Johns: Significant Others.

The Big Draw 2022
Event

The Big Draw 2022

15 Oct 2022 — 15 Oct 2022

Join us for The Big Draw 2022 and be part of the world’s biggest celebration of drawing!

Artist Talk: Megan Cope

Megan Cope 2020 | Photo by Rhett Hammerton.

Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Event

Artist Talk: Megan Cope

08 Oct 2022 — 08 Oct 2022

Ipswich Art Gallery is pleased to host Megan Cope as the artist discusses her works from the Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition Art in Conflict.

Meet the Maker: Terry Martin
Event

Meet the Maker: Terry Martin

13 Mar 2022 — 13 Mar 2022

Calling Queensland woodcraft enthusiasts of all skill levels!

All the Best for Christmas
Event

All the Best for Christmas

18 Nov 2021 — 21 Nov 2021

Find the perfect gift at this special four-day boutique market.

High Tea 2021
Event

High Tea 2021

30 Oct 2021 — 30 Oct 2021

Join us at the Ipswich Art Gallery for a sophisticated afternoon indulging in a traditional high tea served in the Exhibition Gallery.

The Big Draw 2021
Event

The Big Draw 2021

16 Oct 2021 — 16 Oct 2021

​Join us for The Big Draw 2021 and be part of the world’s biggest celebration of drawing!

Artist 2 Artist with Lincoln Austin
Event

Artist 2 Artist with Lincoln Austin

09 Jul 2021 — 09 Jul 2021

Join us for an after-hours tour of The Space Between Us with Ipswich-based artist Lincoln Austin.​

Still Life Drawing
Event

Still Life Drawing

06 Mar 2021 — 06 Mar 2021

Join local artist Glen Smith for a morning of still life drawing in the Ipswich Community Gallery.

The Big Draw 2020
Event

The Big Draw 2020

17 Oct 2020 — 17 Oct 2020

Join us for The Big Draw 2020 and be part of the world’s biggest celebration of drawing!

Meet the Maker: TapeScape Artist Eric Lennartson

Eric Lennartson 2019 | Photo courtesy of Jodie Richter, Ipswich First.

Event

Meet the Maker: TapeScape Artist Eric Lennartson

29 Nov 2019 — 29 Nov 2019

Have you wondered how the TapeScape is created?

High Tea 2019
Event

High Tea 2019

24 Aug 2019 — 24 Aug 2019

Join the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery for a sophisticated afternoon indulging in the revival of the traditional high tea served exclusively in the Exhibition Gallery.

Exhibition Tour and Brunch: Arthur Boyd
Event

Exhibition Tour and Brunch: Arthur Boyd

03 Aug 2019 — 03 Aug 2019

The Big Draw 2018
Event

The Big Draw 2018

20 Oct 2018 — 20 Oct 2018

Join local artists, friends and families in a range of activities that teach what drawing can be and what it can do for you.

Exhibition Tour and Brunch: Iconic Australian Houses

The Buhrich House II by architect Hugh Buhrich.

Photo © Michael Wee.

Event

Exhibition Tour and Brunch: Iconic Australian Houses

01 Sep 2018 — 01 Sep 2018

Join the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery for a light brunch and tour of the Iconic Australian Houses exhibition with curator Karen McCartney.

The Big Draw 2017
Event

The Big Draw 2017

21 Oct 2017 — 21 Oct 2017

Join local artists, friends and families in a range of activities that teach what drawing can be and what it can do for you.

RE: Location – Lyne Marshall Artist Talk

Lyne Marshall

Layering the land 2016 (detail) | Acrylic on synthetic paper, 94 x 64 cm.
Courtesy of the artist.
Event

RE: Location – Lyne Marshall Artist Talk

18 Aug 2017 — 18 Aug 2017

The Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery invite you to join us for drinks with artist Lyne Marshall to celebrate her latest exhibition RE: Location.

High Tea 2017
Event

High Tea 2017

28 May 2017 — 28 May 2017

Join the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery for a sophisticated afternoon indulging in the revival of the traditional high tea served exclusively in the Exhibition Gallery.

The Big Draw 2016
Event

The Big Draw 2016

29 Oct 2016 — 29 Oct 2016

Join local artists, friends and families in a range of activities that teach what drawing can be and what it can do for you.

High Tea 2016
Event

High Tea 2016

13 Aug 2016 — 13 Aug 2016

Join the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery for a sophisticated afternoon indulging in the revival of the traditional high tea served exclusively in the Exhibition Gallery.

Past kids programs

Worlds of Wonder
Kids Exhibition

Worlds of Wonder

25 Nov 2023 — 18 Feb 2024

This summer, enter a spellbinding world of possibilities in our Children’s Gallery exhibition Worlds of Wonder. Take inspiration from the innovative work of our Junior Curators and embark on a journey of creativity.

Just Be Your Selfie School Incursions
Education program

Just Be Your Selfie School Incursions

06 Mar 2023 — 08 Dec 2023

Bring the Gallery to your classroom during school terms 1 to 4 in 2023!

IAG Kids Studio: Clay
Kids Exhibition

IAG Kids Studio: Clay

28 Jul 2023 — 05 Nov 2023

Let’s get messy!

IAG Kids Clay Studio, based in our Children’s Gallery, offers children and adults alike the chance to get creative with their hands.

Clay Studio for Educators
Education program

Clay Studio for Educators

28 Jul 2023 — 05 Nov 2023

Clay Studio transforms our entire Children’s Gallery space into a ceramic atelier.

Toddler Time: Kids Studio Clay
Kids Event

Toddler Time: Kids Studio Clay

18 Aug 2023 — 03 Nov 2023

It’s Toddler Time!

Roll it, squish it, press it, poke it!

Come and play with clay.

Junior Curators EOI
Education program

Junior Curators EOI

07 Jun 2023 — 19 Aug 2023

'Junior Curators' presents an exciting opportunity for young people aged 8–13 years to engage in their own behind-the-scenes exhibition development program with the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Make Some Noise
Kids Exhibition

Make Some Noise

22 Apr 2023 — 16 Jul 2023

From crunching chips to tapping your toes, sweeping the floor or listening to birds singing, musical sounds surround us every day. Make Some Noise is a brand-new exhibition for children to explore these everyday musical concepts through hands-on open-ended activities and experiential play spaces.

Toddler Time: Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise, Ipswich Art Gallery, 2023. Photography by Thomas Oliver.

Kids Event

Toddler Time: Make Some Noise

02 Jun 2023 — 14 Jul 2023

It’s Toddler Time!

Join us for a morning of movement, music and making noise.

Whalebone
Kids Event

Whalebone

03 Apr 2023 — 14 Apr 2023

Can we save our stories when the robots arrive? And how can a whalebone help with it?

Whalebone for Education Groups
Education program

Whalebone for Education Groups

27 Mar 2023 — 31 Mar 2023

A special opportunity for education groups to enjoy this engaging, quirky theatrical experience BEFORE the school holidays!

Wind Tubes
Kids Exhibition

Wind Tubes

23 Oct 2022 — 12 Mar 2023

See your creation take flight, 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!

Wind Tubes for toddlers
Kids Event

Wind Tubes for toddlers

17 Feb 2023 — 10 Mar 2023

It’s Toddler Time! Join us for a Friday morning filled with flying, floating and fun!

Drawing Machines
Kids Exhibition

Drawing Machines

30 Nov 2022 — 19 Feb 2023

Spinning discs and supersized Spirographs… come and play with the Drawing Machines!

Just Be Your Selfie
Kids Exhibition

Just Be Your Selfie

21 Nov 2022 — 29 Jan 2023

Join us this summer as we transform our Exhibition Gallery into a hands-on portrait studio for young makers.

Celebrate Your Selfie
Kids Event

Celebrate Your Selfie

28 Jan 2023 — 28 Jan 2023

Kids, come and take over the Gallery… it’s time to Celebrate Your Selfie at this exclusive Gallery party!

Imagine This...
Kids Exhibition

Imagine This...

16 Jul 2022 — 03 Oct 2022

Imagine a flower...
Imagine a car...
Imagine a bird...

Bunkasaurus
Kids Event

Bunkasaurus

27 Jun 2022 — 08 Jul 2022

Award-winning Bunk Puppets, creators of ‘Swamp Juice’ and ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’, present this raucous, new, all-ages adventure!

Perception Deception
Kids Exhibition

Perception Deception

25 Feb 2022 — 12 Jun 2022

Does your brain play tricks on you? Is my reality the same as yours?

Perception Deception for Education Groups
Education program

Perception Deception for Education Groups

24 Feb 2022 — 10 Jun 2022

Experience Perception Deception with your education group on a self-guided tour.

Four Days of Fun
Kids Event

Four Days of Fun

11 Apr 2022 — 14 Apr 2022

Join us in the Ipswich Community Gallery for Four Days of Fun!

Built for Speed
Kids Exhibition

Built for Speed

03 Dec 2021 — 06 Feb 2022

Start your engines... Built for Speed is back! Thrills, spills and awesome crashes are guaranteed!

LightPlay for Kids
Kids Exhibition

LightPlay for Kids

02 Aug 2021 — 31 Oct 2021

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them!

LightPlay for Education Groups
Education program

LightPlay for Education Groups

01 Aug 2021 — 29 Oct 2021

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay… a unique exhibition that explores the creative potential of light.

LightPlay Baby & Toddler
Kids Event

LightPlay Baby & Toddler

03 Aug 2021 — 29 Oct 2021

Calling all babies and toddlers! Come and enjoy an exciting experience in the LightPlay exhibition space.

On the Move
Kids Exhibition

On the Move

27 Feb 2021 — 18 Jul 2021

Enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

Treasure Hunt
Kids Event

Treasure Hunt

23 Jun 2021 — 10 Jul 2021

Experience the thrill of discovery these school holidays!

On the Move for Education Groups
Education program

On the Move for Education Groups

28 Feb 2021 — 25 Jun 2021

Enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

Wind tubes for Education Groups
Education program

Wind tubes for Education Groups

06 Oct 2020 — 11 Dec 2020

Design and build flying creations to test in the Wind Tubes.

Colour: See the world in a new light
Kids Exhibition

Colour: See the world in a new light

12 Jun 2020 — 31 Aug 2020

See colour as you’ve never seen it before!

Ball run
Kids Exhibition

Ball run

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Unleash your inner engineer with the return of the popular Ball Run – an awesome hands-on activity within Construction Site Summer Fun.

Tapescape
Kids Exhibition

Tapescape

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Back bigger and better! Come and experience playing in the unique, immersive, multi-sensory STEM environment of the TapeScape!

Construction Site Summer Fun
Kids Exhibition

Construction Site Summer Fun

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Visit Construction Site for awesome, hands-on summer fun the whole family can enjoy.

Drawing Machines for Education Groups
Education program

Drawing Machines for Education Groups

27 May 2019 — 15 Sep 2019

Swinging pendulums, turning cogs and spinning discs… come and play with the drawing machines!

Make a Scribble Machine
Kids Event

Make a Scribble Machine

01 Jul 2019 — 12 Jul 2019

Make your own motorised scribble machine and take it home to keep!

Playing with Light
Kids Exhibition

Playing with Light

01 Dec 2018 — 28 Apr 2019

Step out of the darkness and into Playing with Light. This full-body interactive exhibition explores our big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses.

Make a Shadow Puppet
Kids Event

Make a Shadow Puppet

11 Sep 2018 — 11 Oct 2018

Create your own moveable shadow puppet!

Slapdash Galaxy: A Bunk Puppets Show
Kids Event

Slapdash Galaxy: A Bunk Puppets Show

22 Sep 2018 — 07 Oct 2018

Shadow puppets in space! Two brothers embark on an epic quest to find a new home planet.

Climbing Web
Kids Event

Climbing Web

31 Mar 2018 — 25 Apr 2018

Reach new heights these Easter school holidays at the Ipswich Art Gallery!

Built for Speed 2017
Kids Exhibition

Built for Speed 2017

17 Nov 2017 — 18 Feb 2018

Start your engines, Built for Speed is back! Thrills, spills and awesome crashes are guaranteed!

Built for Speed for Education Groups
Education program

Built for Speed for Education Groups

22 Jan 2018 — 16 Feb 2018

​Race into Built for Speed with your school group!

Loose Ends: Theatre for Families
Kids Event

Loose Ends: Theatre for Families

18 Sep 2017 — 01 Oct 2017

Experience extraordinary visual theatre, set in a wondrous tinkering heaven!

Play with Clay
Kids Event

Play with Clay

16 Sep 2017 — 29 Sep 2017

Get your hands dirty when you Play with Clay at our free drop-in workshops these school holidays.

The real thing

Jordana Maisie’s interactive kaleidoscope The real thing | in situ at the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2017.

Kids Exhibition

The real thing

20 Jul 2017 — 27 Aug 2017

Discover a kaleidoscope of epic proportions! Be mesmerized by the psychedelic imagery of The real thing a human-scaled, interactive kaleidoscope.

Towers of Tomorrow with Lego® Bricks

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Kids Exhibition

Towers of Tomorrow with Lego® Bricks

25 Mar 2017 — 09 Jul 2017

Be inspired by Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks, an exhibition where architecture meets creative play.

Swamp Juice
Kids Event

Swamp Juice

29 Mar 2016 — 09 Apr 2016

Bickering snails, neurotic snakes and opera singing mice… welcome to a swamp like no other!

Light Play 2015
Kids Exhibition

Light Play 2015

18 Jul 2015 — 30 Aug 2015

Enter the dazzling world of Light Play where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them!

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones
Kids Event

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones

21 Jun 2015 — 11 Jul 2015

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a fun-filled hilarious, shadow-puppet show full of surprises, captivatingly performed by Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets.

Climbing Web 2015
Kids Event

Climbing Web 2015

21 Mar 2015 — 10 May 2015

Crafted by Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, the climbing web is a large-scale multi-coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling.

Squaring the Wheel
Kids Event

Squaring the Wheel

08 Apr 2014 — 19 Apr 2014

A thingamabobbish theatre-circus family show which combines circus skills, clowning, puppetry, magic, strange contraptions, wacky mechanisms and unexpected music in a quirky and ingenious extravaganza.

Tape It!
Kids Event

Tape It!

15 Feb 2014 — 28 Feb 2014

Discover the art of expanded drawing at the interactive children’s exhibit Tape It!

Dreamer in the Deep
Kids Event

Dreamer in the Deep

16 Oct 2010 — 29 Oct 2010

Join the Dreamer’s quest to rescue a leafy sea dragon in this spectacular black-light puppet show for the whole family, Dreamer in the Deep.

Disco Puppy: Stayin' Alive
Kids Exhibition

Disco Puppy: Stayin' Alive

22 Nov 2008 — 01 Feb 2009

Back by popular demand, bigger and better than ever, Disco Puppy: Stayin’ Alive brings kids even more funky moves to learn and explore as they interact with art in their very own disco dance party.

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
Workshop

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
Workshop

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
Workshop

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).