Q: When is the Gallery open?
A: We’re open daily from 10am – 5pm including weekends. We are closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day inclusive and are also closed for Good Friday. We are open public holidays, including from midday on ANZAC Day. The Gallery does close periodically to install major exhibitions. Any changes to our opening hours will be advertised on our website, Gallery e-Newsletters, Facebook or Instagram. You can also contact the Gallery on 07 3810 7222 or info@ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au.
Q: What does it cost to visit the Gallery?
A: Admission is free unless stated otherwise. Major exhibitions may attract a small fee with individual or family tickets purchased either online or at the Gallery Information Desk upon arrival. We recommend you purchase online before your visit especially if you’re coming during peak holiday times. The Gallery happily accepts Companion Cards upon purchase of tickets when required.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There are several parking options in the city. ‘Pay and Display’ parking meters can be found on Brisbane, Limestone and Nicholas Streets. You will need to pay for street parking on weekdays and Saturday mornings. You can also park in the Ipswich City Square car park which is accessible from Bremer Street. Charges apply for more than 3 hours on weekdays. If you are coming from out of town, you will find us with the help of these directions. Contact the Gallery if you have further questions.
Q: Can I bring food and drink into the Gallery?
A: Food and drinks are not allowed in the Gallery, however bottles of water are permitted. Cloaking is available for food and drink items while you explore our exhibitions. A water bubbler and grassy area is situated in d’Arcy Doyle Place if you wish to bring a picnic lunch.
Q: Do I need to cloak my bag?
A: For the safety of artworks, exhibits and other patrons, ALL bags, backpacks, food, umbrellas and bulky items larger than an A4 page MUST be cloaked at the Information Desk on entry. Small handbags are fine to carry through the Gallery. Please be aware that during peak periods cloaking facilities are limited and we advise leaving large items at home or in the car if possible.
Q: Is the Gallery pram and wheelchair accessible?
A: All public areas of the Gallery are wheelchair and pram accessible. There is lift access to upper and lower levels of the Gallery. Prams and strollers are permitted inside the Gallery spaces, however cloaking is available and recommended during busy periods. A parents’ room with baby changing facilities is also provided on the lower level.
Q: Can I leave my child at an activity or exhibit unattended?
A: No. Children require active parental supervision at all times. Please stay together for everyone’s enjoyment and safety.
Q: Is it OK to take photos or film in the Gallery?
A: Yes photography (no flash) is permitted in most circumstances. Please read our Message for Photographers for further information. If you have any photography or filming questions we recommend you speak with one of our Gallery staff upon arrival so you know what’s allowed.
Q: Are tours available?
A: Tours are not run at the Gallery. If you have a large group please contact the Gallery prior to your arrival so we can best accommodate you. If you are an educational group please see our Education Page for further information.
Q: Is there anywhere close by where I can get a coffee and something to eat?
A: There are plenty of fantastic cafes within walking distance of the Gallery. Find information on places to eat here. Please remember that on weekends many of the cafes in the central business district are closed by mid-afternoon.
Q: Can the Gallery value, frame or restore my artwork?
A: Unfortunately the Gallery does not provide valuation, framing or restoration services. Contact the Gallery for details of people who may be able to assist. Please don’t bring any artworks into the Gallery as we can’t assist with on-the-spot valuations.
Q: Can I sell or donate an item or artwork to the Gallery?
A: Request and Acquisition Proposal form at the Gallery Information Desk or access a copy online for the Gallery’s consideration.  Your completed proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted.
Q: How can I keep up to date with what’s happening in the Ipswich arts community?
A: Join our eNewsletter to keep up to date about our exhibitions and events. If you are a local artist join the Ipswich Artist Register! By joining the Register, we will send you regular updates regarding local industry-related information.
Q: Can I exhibit my work at the Gallery?
A: The Gallery’s exhibition program is planned several years in advance and there’s competition for exhibition opportunities from national, state and regional touring organisations, artists and other galleries. Proposals are accepted and appraised on merit in regards to the aims of the exhibition policy, budgetary constraints and audience development objectives. Download an Exhibition Proposal form here. The Ipswich Community Gallery, located at the bottom of d’Arcy Doyle Place is available to the public for hire. Contact the Gallery for more information or download a Community Gallery Application Form and see our Terms and Conditions.
Q: What are ‘Friends’ of the Gallery?
A: Find out more about the Friends program here. Members are invited to participate in a program of events including exhibition previews, talks, workshops and tours. Gallery ‘Friends’ also receive a 10% discount on most purchases from The Gallery Shop (consignment stock excluded). Join now!
Q: Does the Gallery have a gift shop?
A: The Gallery Shop has quality items children of all ages will love! Featuring a fun, changing selection of products you can find a gift to suit all budgets. Adults will also enjoy a range of items, from gift cards to historic prints of Ipswich and quality art books. The Gallery Shop is located near the Information Desk.
Q: Can I hire the Gallery for an event?
A: Unfortunately the Gallery isn’t available to hire for private functions. Please contact the Gallery prior to the event to discuss using the building as a photography backdrop.