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19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
18 March 2017 – 14 October 2018
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. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

One Man's Passion

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 14.50
8 March – 29 July 2018
See the Museum's newest model rail display. On now for a limited time. The 'T-House model rail collection' comprises of over 10,000 individual pieces donated to the Museum. This collection represents all three eras of rail technology:

Ipswich Artists: Works from the Collection

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
17 March – 20 May 2018
See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere.

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
21 March – 12 August 2018
Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at State Library of Queensland. Bright Bold Boundless takes you into the heart of Brisbane-based Designworks’ best-practice approach to designing the Queen’s Baton.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$8 - 44
24 March – 5 August 2018
In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini will occupy GOMA’s entire ground floor with a retrospective of her key works and a suite of daring new commissions conceived for the Gallery’s expansive spaces.

2018 Ipswich Festival

Ipswich Area
12 – 22 April 2018
The Ipswich Festival is the city's annual art and cultural celebration showcasing nationally acclaimed artists and emerging local talents through the presentation of specialised community activities, and diverse and artistic programs.

Somerset Regional Art Gallery - new exhibition 'In Response to Somerset'

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Free Entry
14 April – 10 June 2018
Exhibition by Jacinta Giles, Carolyn Stubbin, Kazmin Samia, Morgan Louise Anderson, Nicola Garrett, Michelle Stemm and Gail Johnston. This group exhibition is a visual response to the artists’ interactions and perceptions of Somerset - art highlighting their understanding of Somerset and it’s community.

Aladdin

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$60 - 195
18 – 21 April 2018
‘Exactly what you wished for’ NBC-TV. From the producers of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to life in this spectacular new musical. Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on stage.
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