Nicholas Street‚ Ipswich City

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.

  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

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Recent Reviews

Colleen B

Feb 2020

Construction and tape tunnels.

What a fun morning for my grandson. Activities were interactive and challenging. The tape tunnel was extremely well thought out and constructed. So many places to explore. Pity it’s closing soon but... more »

Malcolm G

Feb 2020

Regional Gallery gives Big Gallery experience in a more personal space

second visit to gallery and love their clever use of space and the friendly helpful staff. 1st visit last year was the Arthur BOYD exhibition 2nd visit today was the construction exhibition Both... more »

Vicki B

Jan 2020

Highly recommend

We often visit the Ipswich Art Gallery during the Dec/Jan school holidays as they have fantastic exhibitions for children. But Tapescape would have to be the best exhibition yet! My daughter... more »

Jennafa R

Jan 2020

Exceeded expectations tenfold

We went to the gallery to check out the TapeScape exhibition and we were not disappointed. It was a stunning exhibition and not only was that the only amazing exhibition and activity but there was... more »

OnAir332681

Oct 2019

Well worth a visit

The gallery is a good example of how a gracious heritage building, constructed originally as the School of Arts back in the 1860s, can be adapted for a modern purpose. The collection is small but... more »