Cedar sideboard attributed to George Dowden from the historic Ipswich residence Gooloowan is part of the Ipswich Art Gallery's 19th and and 20th Century Works exhibition.
Cedar sideboard attributed to George Dowden from the historic Ipswich residence Gooloowan is part of the Ipswich Art Gallery's 19th and and 20th Century Works exhibition. Contributed

Five things to do this weekend

19th and 20th Century Works

  • DAILY FROM 10AM
  • IPSWICH ART GALLERY

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.

See works such as the mid-19th Century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family's Ipswich residence Gooloowan, Australian paintings such as Frosty Morning by landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

Floresco Christmas Craft Fair

  • TODAY 10AM - 2PM
  • 3 WHARF ST, IPSWICH

A GREAT way to support the community and pick up some lovely Christmas presents. Enjoy a sausage sizzle, check out the stalls for decorations, paintings, yarn, handbags, jewellery and gifts.

Twilight Markets at the Railway Workshops

  • TODAY 5PM - 9PM
  • RAILWAY WORKSHOPS MUSEUM

COMBINING handmade markets, food trucks, live music, museum torchlight tours and onsite bar, it is a great night out for the family. With unique handmade items for sale, this is the "must do" stop to finish off your Christmas shopping list.

Rosewood Markets

  • SATURDAY 7AM - 11.30AM
  • ROSEWOOD ANGLICAN CHURCH

ENJOY the pre-Christmas Market and car boot sale. Browse stalls for fresh produce, handmade crafts, home cooking, books and more, or have a Devonshire tea, bacon and egg muffin or sausage sizzle. Santa will visit, with sweets for the children, photos with Santa available so bring your camera.

Construction Site

  • DAILY FROM 10AM
  • IPSWICH ART GALLERY

VISIT Construction Site for a hands-on experience.

Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house. Use giant foam blocks to build whatever you can imagine. Construct a castle or a sky-scraper, or work as a team to build a whole city.

The Construction Site fun continues in the TapeScape. Be the first in Australia to experience playing in a unique TapeScape, a two-storey creative play space made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the US!

Then.... Unleash your inner engineer with the return of the popular Ball Run.

Create your own run using tubes and recycled materials to send a rolling ball on its way.

See if you can make the best, longest or most gravity-defying ball run ever!

Construction Site is a fun, interactive art activity where you can creatively build and play in an air-conditioned environment.

There's even a special space for children under two to enjoy.

Christmas Dance

  • SUNDAY 1PM - 5PM
  • KALBAR SCHOOL OF ARTS

ENJOY an old-time country dance to celebrate this Christmas. Head out to the Kalbar School of Arts Hall on Sunday afternoon from 1pm. The dance includes a delightful afternoon tea, as well as a lucky door prize and raffles. Find out more by calling Mavis on 5463 8191.



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