Ipswich Art Gallery
D'Arcy Doyle Place
Ipswich Art Gallery occupies the magnificent original Ipswich Town Hall building, one of Ipswich's oldest buildings, which was opened by Governor George Bowen in 1861.
Since its inception in 1951 it has gathered its own private collection of Australian art and today, with its ever changing touring exhibits, separate children's gallery, free performances, heritage displays and art workshops it is considered to be one of Queensland's leading regional galleries.
The children's room has a terrific ever-changing themed range of hands-on activities going on and on Tuesdays from 9.30am-10.15am there are $5 Toddler Play sessions for 3-4 year olds to let their hair down under the supervision of and led by an early childhood specialist. (20 children max- bookings essential and children must be accompanied by an adult ratio 2:1).
Fortnightly on Friday mornings from 9.30am-10.15am Baby play sessions for 6 months to 2 years, again for $5 per child, ratio of 2:1 children per adult and led by an early childhood facilitator.
And, just outside the entrance, look out for Rodney Spooner's poignant 'Lost Buildings of Ipswich' sculpture depicting the ghosts of Ipswich icons like the Hotel Grande, that are no more.