See the world in a new light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Surround yourself with colour this autumn as the Ipswich Art Gallery opens on 14 March with a new exhibition – Colour – See the world in a new light.

Colour – See the world in a new light is a Questacon  – National Science and Technology Centre travelling exhibition that asks questions about how light influences colour and how we all see colour differently.

Do we all see yellow the same?

How do pixels and paint differ?

Ever wanted to see UV light like an insect?

As visitors make their way through the interactive exhibits, all of these questions will be answered and more.

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

The exhibition will show the power colour has on the choices we make every day, and on our responses to our environment.

For younger visitors, a Kids’ Trail is included. Artworks of Australian plants and animals are placed throughout the exhibition—but the colours seem to be missing.

 Children and adults alike are challenged to ‘find’ the colour in the pictures by using the included polarising glasses, watching the colourless images come to life.

Ipswich City Council Community Cultural Economic Development general manager Ben Pole said the exhibition will encourage people to stop and think about how colour affects our everyday lives.

“The Ipswich Art Gallery team ensure Ipswich residents have access to a diverse range of exhibitions,” he said.

 “This science-based exhibition uses engaging, interactive experiences to stimulate minds by explaining how colour works in the world.”

Colour – See the world in a new light runs from 14 March until 14 June from 10am until 5pm daily except for Anzac Day, which will be noon until 5pm.

 The Ipswich Art Gallery is at d’Arcy Doyle Place on Nicholas Street. Entry is free.

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