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.

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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 »


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 »