Sally Harrison will be the featured speaker for this month’s Conversations with Artists series.
Sally Harrison will be the featured speaker for this month’s Conversations with Artists series. David Nielsen

10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Conversation with Artists

  • Arts Alive Ipswich, East Ipswich
  • Today, 2pm

SALLY Harrison, renowned indigenous artist, will be the featured speaker for this month in the Conversations with Artists series held today at the venue situated in Jacaranda St.

The acclaimed artist will talk about her work, what influences her and how she develops an artwork from her initial inspiration.

Following her talk, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussions from the audience and then informal networking over afternoon tea. A small fee of $5 includes the catering.

For more information phone Suzanne Matulich on 0412 792 264 or visit


2 Wizards Express

  • The Workshops Rail Museum
  • All weekend, 9.30am - 5pm

LITTLE scholars are set to let off some steam with fantasy fun at Wizards Express during these school holidays.

Visitors are welcome to make their way through the Starlight Labyrinth before getting creative with hands on with activities.

Wizards Express will run until July 14. For more information phone 3432 5100 or visit


3 Markets

  • Eastern Taipan Cricket Ground, Redbank Plains Rd
  • Today, 6-11.30am

A GENERAL market featuring arts 'n' crafts, trash 'n' treasure, haircuts, local produce and a variety of other stalls will take place today. Public entry is free and $15 for stallholders. All are welcome.

For more detail phone Denis on 0413 893 793.


4 Sci-Art

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, Children's Gallery
  • All weekend, 10am - 5pm

SEE artist John Coleman re-assemble items to produce interactive moving sculptures that combine science, art and sustainable technologies.

The Ipswich Art Gallery is located on d'Arcy Doyle Place, between Limestone and Brisbane St. For more information phone 3810 7222.


5 Show markets

  • Ipswich ShowgroundsWarwick Rd
  • Tomorrow 6-11.30am

COME along to the weekly market event which offers a lot to browse including tools, toys, clothing, home-wares, arts and crafts.

Plenty of on-site parking is available at the showgrounds.

For more information visit or phone 3281 1577


6 Show

  • The Rosewood Showgrounds
  • All weekend

THE annual Rosewood Show continues this weekend will a full program family entertainment including a performance tonight by the Ashton Circus and live music by Mik Oberle.

For more information phone Kate on 0438 777 322.


7 Walk Together

  • Evan Marginson Sportsground, Goodna
  • Today, meet at 9am. Starts at 10am

JOIN the community in a 'Walk Together' event part of Refugee Week celebrations.

Residents welcome refugees into the diversity of Australia.

For more information visit


8 The Handmade Expo Market

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba
  • Today, 8am - 2pm

ABOUT 70 stalls will be on display for this increasinly popular event which offers an extensive range of handmade items.

Items range from wooden toys and furniture, clothing, jewellery, cigar box guitars and much more.

For more information or to apply for a stall visit


9 Killer Queen

  • The Racehorse Hotel, Booval
  • Doors open at 7.30pm.

INTERNATIONALY acclaimed Queen tribute show, Killer Queen, will hit the stage tonight to deliver a dynamic and exhilarating rock band experience.

Entry is $10 per person and tickets are available from the venue. Show is available to a strictly 18-plus age group. For details phone 3282 1222.


10 Days of Thunder

  • Queensland Raceway, Willowbank
  • All weekend, gates open 8am

THE motorshow event will be making a pit stop in Willowbank and showcase historic touring cars, trans-am race cars, V8 muscle cars and more. Seven times Bathurst winner Jim Richards will demonstrate his driving skills.

For details, visit

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