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April 1: 125th Queensland Eisteddfod begins

125th Queensland Eisteddfod

Presented by The Eisteddfod Council of Queensland

Sponsored by Ipswich City Council

The City of Ipswich is proud to host the 125th Queensland Eisteddfod, which will be held across the Easter weekend in 2018, providing performance opportunities for aspiring and established artists in choral and vocal disciplines.

The schedule and entry form for this fantastic event has been released! It is available here: 125TH EISTEDDFOD SCHEDULE

Increased prize money is on offer for the Aria, Art Song, Music Theatre, Oratorio and Championships sections.

WHEN: Friday 30 March – Sunday 1 April

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre

COST: $10 for a single session, $30 for the season ticket. various prices and concessions available. Tickets much be purchased from the venue on Eisteddfod days.

Kruger Easter Festival

Hop to it and get along to the annual Kruger Easter Festival. Plenty of family fun activities are planned including a bucking bull, obstacle course, animal farm, Easter egg hunt, jumping castles and face painting. There will be a sausage sizzle, music and more.

WHEN: 3pm-5pm

WHERE: Kruger Parade Baptist Church, cnr Henderson Street and Kruger Parade, Redbank

COST: Free

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

Easter Family Funday

Let the kids burn off some of that chocolate at Racehorse Hotel’s Easter Family Funday. There will be a jumping castle, free face painting, Easter egg scavenger hunt and other activities.

WHEN: 12pm-3pm

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Free, bookings essential on 3282 1222

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

Under Construction

Get your hard hats on for a construction zone like no other. Create a masterpiece with LEGO® and other construction systems. Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket.

Things to see and do for the kids:

Inventors Workshop – Have you ever wanted to build your own transport invention? How will we travel in the future? What types of engineering masterpieces will you create to take home? Let your imagination run wild in this hands on inventors workshop area.

Dream it! Design it! Build it! – Kids and adults will love this area, jam-packed full of Lego® and other construction gear ready for them to build and test their own inventions. Includes a special under 3’s big block builder’s activity space.

Miniature Train Rides – Take a miniature train ride around the Museum grounds. Train operates 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm daily. Additional charges apply.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

COST: Adult $14.50, Child 3-15 $11.50

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions.

This exhibition is presented to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

Climbing Web

Reach new heights these Easter school holidays at the Ipswich Art Gallery!

Climbing Web features a hand crocheted climbing tunnel by artist Evelyn Roth that fills the entire Children’s Gallery! The Climbing Web is a large-scale multi coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling.

Complete with energetic music and spinning disco lights, it’s an exciting and safe environment where kids can climb, tumble, dive and spin while safely suspended off the ground.


WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

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