02 Aug 2021 - 29 Oct 2021


Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay… a unique exhibition that explores the creative potential of light.

LightPlay transforms the entire Children’s Gallery into a dynamic light-based studio, with over-head projectors, illuminated light boxes, spotlights, interactive light tables and a multitude of diverse recycled materials. Children will investigate the different properties of light and discover how light interacts with materials, and then create their own kaleidoscopic patterns and luminous constructions.

LightPlay embraces the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and REmida to make a creative space for young children aged three to eight years, which encourages collaborative play, experimentation and discovery-based learning. The exhibition was developed by Ipswich Art Gallery staff in collaboration with early childhood specialists.

Term Dates: TERM 3 & 4 | Monday 2 August to Friday 29 October 2021 (excluding school holidays)
Session Times: 2 Sessions Weekdays: 9.30am – 11am   &   11.30am – 1pm   (excluding 9.30am session Tuesdays & Fridays)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Ages: Children aged 3 – 8 years (max. 45 students per booking)
NB Minimum numbers apply. 2 or more smaller booked groups may be combined in a session to enable the session to proceed.
Cost: FREE
Bookings: Essential. Please complete the Booking Form and email to [email protected] or phone 07 3810 7222.
Curriculum Links: Essential Learnings (Visual Art, Mathematics)
Australian Curriculum (Science) LightPlay Education Resource