A visit to Ipswich isn't complete without checking out its award-winning Ipswich Art Gallery. Occupying a beautifully restored heritage building in the Ipswich Central Business District that was the first town hall built in Queensland, the gallery has an enviable collection of over 2,000 works.
One of the most visited regional art galleries in the country, the Ipswich Art Gallery has constantly changing exhibitions with local artists on show alongside contemporary and historically significant artists such as Margaret Olley, Ben Quilty and William Robinson. It's also a social history museum with heritage displays and complementary workshops, making it truly a cultural and social hub for Ipswich locals and visitors alike.
The gallery is renowned for its school holiday programs, children's exhibitions and performances in The Children's Gallery, which was Australia's first permanent interactive gallery space for under-12s. A spacious light-filled area upstairs is the ideal place for the children as well as their parents to enjoy what's on offer. No wonder it's a popular retreat during school holiday times.
The Gallery may close periodically to install major exhibitions.
Ipswich Art Gallery
Ipswich Art Gallery
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Holiday art activities and great ANZAC Display
My first visit to the art gallery with the 6 and 4 yr old. The weaving activity was really fun and kept them entertained for 30 minutes! Then we went the the climbing wall upstairs but it was so... more »
Always something to do
Invite young young relatives including toddlers to teens to this fun actvity place that often plans and provides fun hands on activites for children of all ages. more »
Children's Exihibitions are Sensational!
I've been here a few times but recently took some kids of varying ages to "Built for Speed". Areas were allocated for children of all ages and the staff and design was well thought out facilitating... more »
An ART Gallery with minimal ART
Visited yesterday ... art? What art? Barely 10 paintings and a few cultural artefacts. The gallery was overrun with children and so noisy you could not hear yourself think. To say that it is a... more »
A local surprise worth visiting
A nice venue with lots of local artists on display, a good place to meet and discuss the finer points of visual art more »
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