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.

View our Past Education Programs below:


25 Feb 2022 - 10 Jun 2022

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

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

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18 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

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


26 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018

Help your students see the world in a whole new way! Ipswich Art Gallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory ready for your students to experience microscope drawing workshops. (more…)


19 Mar 2016 - 02 May 2016

Imagine standing on stage during a live performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. ACO Virtual takes you there. (more…)


29 Feb 2016 - 18 Mar 2016

Help your students see the world in a whole new way! Ipswich Art Gallery will be home to Scale Free Network’s exciting art-science laboratory ready for your students to experience microscope drawing workshops. (more…)


Fri 19 Jun 2015 10:00 am

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a fun-filled hilarious, shadow-puppet show full of surprises, captivatingly performed by Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets. (more…)


18 May 2015 - 27 May 2015

Squishy Circuits provides a safe and playful way for young children to learn about electrical circuits. (more…)


15 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014

Discover the art of expanded drawing at the interactive children’s exhibit Tape It!

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