What’s on

Rauschenberg & Johns Significant Others

Jasper Johns

Figure 7 from Color numeral series , 1968–69,
Published by Gemini Graphic Editions Limited, Los Angeles, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, purchased 1973
© Jasper Johns/Copyright Agency, 2023.

Rauschenberg & Johns Significant Others

3 June 2023 - 30 July 2023

A touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia

In the early 1950s, at the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement, a new avant-garde began to emerge from a relationship between two young artists. From their run-down New York studios, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns began a private creative dialogue that introduced everyday signs, objects, and media into their work, collapsing the distinction between art and life.

Make Some Noise
Kids Exhibition + Programs

Make Some Noise

22 Apr 2023 — 16 Jul 2023

Invent your own music-maker out of everyday supplies, and experiment with materials to make different sounds. Then test your instrument out on the stage – play a solo, or perform with a group of friends. 

Make Some Noise is a brand-new exhibition with programs for children to explore everyday musical concepts through hands-on open-ended activities and experiential play spaces.

For Our Elders

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).

Exhibition + Workshops

For Our Elders

3 July — 18 July 2023

Ipswich Community Gallery is proud to host an exhibition with public programs all in celebration of NAIDOC Week!

Architectural Layers: New work by Grant Quinn

Architectural Layers: New work by Grant Quinn

6 May 2023 — 9 July 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.

Kids Studio Coming Soon


28 July to 5 November 2023

Join our Gallery facilitators as we use the creative potential of clay to help children discover traditional and non-traditional forms and develop visual literacy through experimental, process-based, hands-on exploration. 

Bruce Reynolds: How Soon Is Now?
Bruce Reynolds, Language Vessel #4, 2022, Hydrocal and Hydrostone. 64 x 31 x 31cm Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition Coming Soon

Bruce Reynolds: How Soon Is Now?

12 August 2023 - 29 October 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’.

Bruce Reynolds’ work grew from collage to relief and sculpture over a number of decades. Recent residencies in Rome focused both studio and architectural works on relief forms that occupy the space between painting and sculpture, between drawing and architecture. He describes it as being both archaic and a fresh place of representation.