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

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Recent Reviews

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 »

mb02

Oct 2019

Construction zone

Amazing space for kids. Loved coming here today with our children for construction zone and then the ball run. This was an easy fee hours. Loved the artwork too had a sneak peak while dad had... more »

ashan43

Jul 2019

Come on in!

Been here every time they change the activities for the kids (about 9 times in the last 3 years) - great activities that are super entertaining for adults too! Really good to check out the changing... more »

steved709

Jun 2019

Arthur Boyd Exhibition

What a gem of an art gallery, for me it’s just the right size, big enough to spend an hour or so, not so big that you can’t see everything. Loved the Arthur Boyd exhibition, well worth the drive from... more »

HamishQLD

Nov 2018

A jewel in the heart of a lost city

The Ipswich Art gallery puts on great shows and most are at no cost. Our last visit the show/ collection was around Australia’s icon houses, but also included some of Ipswich’s Queenslanders. It was... more »