Featuring Davida Allen’s Archibald Prize-winning portrait of her father-in-law, Works from the Collection focusses on large scale works from the second half of the 20th century held within the city’s art collection.
My father-in-law hosing his celtus trees 1986 (detail)
Oil on linen, 230 x 187 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired with funds donated by the Ipswich Arts Foundation, 2000
Growing up on the Gold Coast sparked Anna Carey’s interest and fascination with mid-twentieth century architecture.
Wood veneer 2010
Giclée print (edition of 5) 79 x 118 cm. Courtesy of Andrew Baker Art Dealer
Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead…. or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.
This painting and other selected pieces from the contemporary collection are currently on show.
Road to Cherbourg 1993
Acrylic on canvas, 132 x 136.5cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 1999
Express from the US, designer/ artist Eric Lennartson will create one of his amazing Tapescapes here as part of Construction Site for this year’s summer holiday fun. This 20 metre-squared multi-level playspace for kids features tunnels and slides created entirely from packing tape.
Repeating patterns dominate the organic environment. The designs found in nature are often echoed when decorating or building human habitats. Duplicated imagery is a practice used throughout history and across cultures.
Andrea Baumert Howard Hex tile 2016 (detail) Pen on paper 70 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the artist
There is no place like Ipswich, except the four others around the globe! Visit to view the similarities and differences through the lens of photographer Charles Page.
Charles Page Massachusetts, USA (from the Ipswich Project) 2000 (detail) Silver gelatin photograph, 40.8 x 50.7 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Gift of the artist through the Ipswich Arts Foundation, 2016