Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place Ipswich

TapeScape is a massive sculpture and indoor landscape by US-based artist Eric Lennartson, inspired by the installations of European design firm For Use/Numen. This latest and largest TapeScape is a unique, tri-level, multi-sensory STEM play environment made entirely from over 115 kilometres of clear packing tape and a scaffold support. The landscape created is an indoor play area for children not just to explore and play, but also to spark a sense of wonder and thought about the unusual forms and the unexpected use of an everyday material.

The shapes and forms of the TapeScape exist in nature: in spider webs or caves and also in the built environment in bridges and buildings. For all the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math principles expressed in this exhibit, it is the improvisational design and composition that are most inviting to the viewer.

Since his first TapeScape 2011 at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Lennartson has created TapeScapes in cities such as San Jose, Pittsburgh, Winnipeg, Jersey City and Dubai.

Covering 130 square metres and taking Lennartson and a team of gallery staff three weeks to complete, this TapeScape is an Australian exclusive at the Ipswich Art Gallery this summer.

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 24th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 26th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Monday 27th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 30th January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 31st January 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 01st February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 02nd February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Monday 03rd February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 04th February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 05th February 2020 at 10:00 - 17:00

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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 »