It wasn’t what we intended on doing that day, but I’m glad we took the time to pop into the Ipswich Art Gallery.
As we approached the building from the roadside and we were prompted to walk around the side of a building. You come to a grand entrance with a very intricate hanging sculpture above your head.
As you walk in you are greeted by a vast open space with traditional museum showcase boxes with glass fronts.
There was a meeting space with what looked like some kind of arts and crafts activity going on for mums and the children.
We continued walking through into the main exhibition space; this sizeable white space was filled with a collection of political cartoons drawings. To be honest, it went a little over my head; I have a hard time British politics let alone Australian state of affairs. I could see how they were taking the mickey out of the current political problems such as integration, terrorist threats and current issues & their simple way of communicating those problems in a tongue in cheek kind of way to the everyday type of person.
The art gallery has lots of interesting little sculptures; I love the series of little people and the dog made out of nuts and bolts.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t go upstairs as it was in the middle of being regenerated but Lee said it had some cool things for children when he came over last.
It’s a unique funky little place and worth a short visit if you have a spare hour or two.