Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place Ipswich

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

Reminiscent of little stage sets, the sculptures first project the homes’ façades, timber fretwork and iron balustrades, and then, looking through the windows, they reveal the intimate narratives of the lives lived within.

South African born ceramic artist Jane du Rand, immigrated to Australia in 2014. Today she lives in a ‘Queenslander’ in Ipswich.

This project was assisted by RADF. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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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 »