January 3: Play with light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Playing with Light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Light is intrinsic to our lives, from natural phenomenon like rainbows to advanced technologies including communication, security and medicine, to the simple light bulb. It has a multitude of applications and influences how we see the world. Step out of the darkness and into Playing with Light.

This full-body interactive exhibition explores our big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses. With over 22 interactive exhibits, Playing with Light explores the role light plays in our life and in our world.

WHEN: Until April 28, 2019

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

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a Family Pass (admits up to five people. Must include at least one adult). Free for children under two.


Descend into Sydney’s seedy underworld in a new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties.

Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by New South Wales Police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world.

Immerse yourself in all things Underworld with the stunning accompanying book and an exciting line-up of talks and tours.

WHEN: 9.30am – 4pm

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum

COST: Adult $14.50. Children under three are free.

River Heart Parklands

Ipswich’s River Heart Parklands brings alive the Bremer River.  The parklands situated on 1.5 hectares of land which has been transformed into a widely recognized and commended leisure facility.

The Bob Gamble Park has a water park, play equipment, discovery forest and barbecues. It is located at 2 Blackall Street, Ipswich.

WHEN: Sunrise – 10pm

WHERE: River Heart Parklands is located along a section of the Bremer River, between the road and rail bridges (Bremer Street) opposite Ipswich Central.

COST: Free

Swimming Centres

Take the opportunity to get in the swim at one of Council’s popular swim centres. Ipswich residents are fortunate to have several swim centres ideal for that swim, school excursion or learn to swim class.

WHEN: 10am – 4pm

WHERE: Bundamba Swim Centre

Georgie Conway Leichardt Community Swim Centre

Goodna Aquatic Centre

Rosewood Aquatic Centre

COST: Adults: $4.90, Child $3.90

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