Last chance to get stuck in sticky tape playground

School’s back in but that doesn’t mean the holiday fun has to end just yet.

There are two weeks left to play in the Ipswich Art Gallery’s current exhibition TapeScape before it closes on Sunday, 16 February.

At TapeScape children can climb like a monkey or crawl like a caterpillar or slide like a penguin, inside the giant maze of tape tunnels and slides.

TapeScape is a centrepiece to the overall Construction Site Summer Fun which has taken over the whole of the gallery.

US artist Eric Lennartson with children in TapeScape at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

The exhibition was designed by US artist Eric Lennartson, who said this is the 21st time he has designed this type of exhibition.

“This one here in Ipswich is the biggest one I have ever done,” Mr Lennartson said.

“We used more than 115,000 metres of packing tape and have three different separate areas and it is multilevel.”

Community, Cultural and Economic Development General Manager Ben Pole said the team at the Ipswich Art Gallery have found sustainable ways to repurpose the tape when the exhibit is removed.

“As TapeScape is pulled apart, the tape will be cut into large sheets,” Mr Pole said

“We will be giving some to local STEM teachers who will look at using it in engineering trials.

“Some of our crafty team members have found ways they can repurpose the plastic in craft workshops.

“We will be using pieces to create clear tote bags and shrinky dinks”

The Ipswich Art Gallery will be closed from Monday, 17 February until Saturday, 14 March while the TapeScape exhibition is changed over to the next exhibition from Canberra.

Developed by Questacon, Colour – see the world in a new light, is an interactive experience showing the power of colour.

Visitors will be able to engage with more than 25 experiences ranging from coloured bubbles to iridescent insects to colour illusions.

Colour – see the world in a new light will open on Saturday, 14 March.

Children play with upcoming exhibition Colour – see the world in a new light.

The Ipswich Art Gallery at d’Arcy Doyle Place will be open daily from 10am until 5pm.

The exhibition will run until 5pm on Sunday, 16 February 2020.

Adults are at children’s prices – $7 per person.

A family pass for $20 admits up to 4 people.

Children under two years are free.

Socks must be worn on TapeScape. You may bring your own or buy specially designed TapeScape socks at the gallery for $3 a pair which will be yours to keep.

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