The Ipswich Art Gallery’s Education Program offers creative, student-centred learning opportunities aimed at pre-prep to high school students via hands-on workshops, interactive activities, guided tours, artist talks and performance programs. The Gallery also offers professional development workshops for teachers, alongside specific exhibitions.

Guided tours are presented by Gallery staff. Many programs involve relevant industry professionals, which in the past have included visual artists, animators, puppeteers, chefs, musicians, dancers, entomologists and rangers.

The Gallery’s Education Program aims to:

  • directly engage students with artworks and objects.
  • encourage students to describe, analyse, interpret and evaluate artworks and objects
  • present meaningful, student-centred learning activities.
  • encourage students to engage with artworks, concepts and processes in creative ways
  • present cross-curricula learning opportunities
  • connect industry professionals with students and teachers

Subscribe to Gallery’s e-Newsletter for the latest information about upcoming class workshops and tours as well as professional development opportunities for teachers.

Planning a class visit? We’ve got some tips on how to make your Gallery experience a special one as well as suggestions for other nearby Ipswich attractions you may wish to see.

All Education Programs are free unless stated otherwise.

Free guided or self-guided general Gallery tours for school groups are also available. Please tell us your excursion requirements and Gallery staff will tailor a group tour accordingly.

Contact the Gallery for more information or submit a Group Booking Form with your request.

Our Current Education Program is:

 

View our Past Education Programs below:


25 Feb 2022 - 10 Jun 2022

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Experience Perception Deception with your education group on a self-guided tour. (more…)


07 Mar 2022 - 02 May 2022

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Behind every tattoo is a story of remembrance, mateship, identity and healing. (more…)


02 Aug 2021 - 29 Oct 2021

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

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

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01 Mar 2021 - 25 Jun 2021

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

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06 Oct 2020 - 13 Nov 2020

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Take a closer look at Hearts and Minds: wartime propaganda on a self-guided tour with your class group.

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13 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Experience Colour with your education group on a self-guided tour. Engage with over 20 interactive exhibits, ranging from iridescent insects to colour illusions.

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09 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

This major exhibition of Art Deco artworks and objects from the National Gallery of Australia will allow you and your students to explore the vitality and innovation of the Art Deco period of the early 20th Century.

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01 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, WA, Playing with Light shows how light is fundamental to our everyday lives.  (more…)


18 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Whether you’re looking to experience a unique theatre piece up-close as part of Drama/ Performance Studies, or just looking for an engaging end-of-term excursion, then take a trip to the SlapDash Galaxy.
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18 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

THIS EXHIBITION OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Silver & Gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910 showcases exceptional nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian silver and gold (more…)