Where to see art in the heritage city

From street art to national touring exhibitions, workshops and studios here's how to connect with art in Ipswich...
04 Jan 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Art lovers get ready as we take you on a journey through contemporary and traditional art in Ipswich. 

We’ll start with the Street Art Trail featuring 13 murals.  Download a map here.

Ipswich Central Street Art Trail

On the trail you’ll find The Unveiling by Gus Eagleton in Icon Alley and Distant Country by Rachael Sarra along East St on a wall at the Ipswich Health Plaza. A beautiful mural of blue fairy wrens by David W Houghton can be found on the side of the Ipswich City Uniting Church along Ellenborough St.

Head to Tulmur Place to see public art installations created by Lincoln Austin, Kim Ah Sam and Kyra Manktelow that include hanging fish traps, a family of platypus, a mural of Indigenous trade routes and a large sculpture of Ipswich’s floral emblem which lights up bright green at night.

Starr Fine Art Atelier, Ipswich

There’s also galleries and studios around the city for you to explore…The Ipswich Art Gallery is an incredible regional gallery that gets amazing national touring exhibitions for adults and children thanks to its dedicated children’s gallery.

Next door to the art gallery is the Ipswich Community Gallery, which hosts local exhibitions at times.

Starr Fine Art Atelier is a workspace on Brisbane St where Starr Art creations come to life. You can see her paintings, pottery, tea range and more in the studio/shop space and secure your own piece of art. Open on weekends and by appointment.

The Ipswich Art Gallery

Arttime Supplies in the Ipswich CBD is owned by local artist Kate Roberts who has a dedicated exhibition space and classroom inside. Arttime also sells art supplies, art and artisan products.

Then there’s quirky and eclectic spaces like Banshees Bar & Art Space, a bar in the CBD that features local and touring art on its walls.

Another space to visit is Julesart Studio and Gallery. Jules runs art classes from the Dinmore studio, her paintings and ceramics line the gallery space and are for sale. Open by appointment.

At the Sip ‘n’ Dip studio in Goodna you’ll find art and craft by local makers, you can even take a class in painting, resin and jewellery making.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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