August 17: Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich Nature Centre features a range of Australian wildlife, lush landscaped gardens and exhibits that have been recreated to represent local bushland and flora communities.

The Centre is open six days a week and is located within Queens Park, Milford Street Ipswich.  Admission is free, however a donation of a gold coin would be appreciated.  All donations will be used for the care of the animals and future improvements to the Nature Centre.

WHEN: Daily 9.30am – 4pm except Mondays

WHERE: Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park

COST: Free

Toddler Time at Ipswich Central

Share rhymes, stories, songs and movement to support your active toddler’s emerging language and social skills. Toddler Time is ideal for children aged 18 months to three years.

WHEN: 9.30am-10am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free

Wiggle and Rhyme at Ipswich Central Library

Bounce, clap, wiggle and giggle with fun rhymes, songs and stories. Suited to children aged six to 18 months with mums, dads and/or carers.

WHEN: 10.30am-11am

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library

COST: Free

Springfield Markets

It’s market day at Springfield. Hop on down to Robelle Domain Parklands for an afternoon treat, browse through local talented artists and crafters, shop for homewares and enjoy dinner with family and friends from food trucks and multicultural stalls.

WHEN: 3pm-8pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

COST: Free entry

Mums, Dads and Bubs

The Springfield Mums, Dads and Bubs runners group aim to get parents out of the house and meeting with other parents.

See more activites for Mums and Bubs at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 9.30am every Friday

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

A Private Collection

Belonging to an astute private collector, this uniquely personal collection of Australian art was assembled over a 60 year period. The collection gathers together over 130 works and has a particular focus on Queensland artists. Artist featured include William Bustard, Robert Campbell, Julian Ashton, Lionel Lindsay and Charles Lancaster.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

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

COST: Free

Ipswich House Portraits from the collection

Image: Bruce Buchanan Claremont 2004 (detail) | Watercolour on paper, 67 x 100cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Commissioned with funds donated by the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2005

This selection of ‘house portraits’ examines the city’s significant domestic architectural heritage as seen through the eyes of contemporary Queensland artists.

These house portraits are more than mere pictorial representations of the city’s heritage-listed buildings, instead offering explorations into the architectural design, construction and fabrication methods while also exposing more than a hint of the personal histories and memories of their former residents.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until August 26, 2018

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

COST: Free

Wind Tubes

Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling and defy gravity by hovering high overhead… or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

Wind Tubes is a hands-on exhibition that challenges you to make a flying creation out of everyday materials and launch it into large, clear vertical tubes of moving air.

Plastic, paper cups, polystyrene, ping pong balls, propellers and more … all the materials you need are provided. But can your design overcome turbulence, drag, air resistance and gravity?

Wind Tubes is a fun, interactive exhibition for the whole family. There’s a special space for children under two to enjoy.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place (Nicholas Street), Ipswich

COST: Free

GYS YOUTH BBQ

The Goodna Youth Service exists to empower young people in their communities, to maximize their potential in the face of the barriers or challenges to positive living.

WHEN: Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm

WHERE: GYS Office, 11 William Street, Goodna

COST: Free

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Showcasing works by seven Australian and one international maker, this exhibition explores how 3D printing has revolutionised the way we design and apply products in our everyday lives. Artist creations on display include jewellery, fashion and prosthetics, all created using 3D printing technology. A series of workshops will accompany the exhibition including hands-on opportunities for adults and children to design and print their own 3D objects.

WHEN: Daily, until 2 September, 2018

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

COST: Free with admission

Theory of Flaw: New work by Matthew Cheyne

In his latest exhibition titled Theory of Flaw, local artist Matthew Cheyne is taking his work in a new direction.  

After graduating from Queensland College of Art in 2001, Matthew exhibited in Brisbane and Melbourne which led to his first European show in Berlin presenting a commissioned series of works created in collaboration with his wife Caroline, an electronic musician. After working and studying for 5 years in Europe, Matthew has returned home to Ipswich, establishing a studio in the outer rural suburb of Karalee.

Since his return Matthew has spent time exploring techniques, making a break from the more considered compositions of his past work, in search of new opportunities that allow for chance. This experimentation became the framework for the Theory of Flaw.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until August 26, 2018

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

COST: Free

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

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