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Mitchell Mann and Alicia Mann try out the jetski at the Ipswich Art Gallery Rescue exhibit which has received a record number of visitors. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Mitchell Mann and Alicia Mann try out the jetski at the Ipswich Art Gallery Rescue exhibit which has received a record number of visitors. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

MORE than 20,000 people have made their way through the Ipswich Art Gallery Rescue exhibit in the past two months.

The exhibition, which closes on January 28, has been packed since it opened in November.

Featuring 20 interactive displays including a life-size helicopter, Rescue is one of the most popular exhibitions to visit Ipswich Art Gallery.

Riverhills father Michael Mann said his two kids, Mitchell and Alicia, had loved the exhibit.

"We've been to the past few exhibits here, the kids love them," he said. "They've been on the helicopter and the jet ski here and had a ball.

"It's a great thing to have on over the school holidays. And having the rescue gear on display is a great exhibit."

"It's a great thing to have on over the school holidays. And having the rescue gear on display is a great exhibit."

Yesterday dozens of families made their way through the exhibit with cues for the jet ski and helicopter rescue simulators.

Ipswich Council Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee chairperson Cr Charlie Pisasale said the exhibit should be on families' to-do lists.

"Rescue is a fantastic exhibition produced by Scitech, Perth, Western Australia, and the Ipswich Art Gallery is the only venue along the east coast of Australia to host it," he said.

"Visitors can discover what it's like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues and explore the science and technology behind real-life emergency scenarios."

Cr Pisasale said interactive exhibits were highlights of the show.

"The interactive exhibitions put you in the driver's seat as you take control of a full-size helicopter simulator to get a bird's eye view of a rescue scene or navigate a jet ski around obstacles as you search for a swimmer lost at sea.

"Interactive exhibits teach you about the medicine, search techniques, radio communication, rescue supplies and equipment such as the Jaws of Life."

Rescue will be at Ipswich Art Gallery, in d'Arcy Doyle Pl, central Ipswich, until January 28 with free entry to the exhibition. The exhibit opens daily from 10am-5pm.

Topics:  ipswich art gallery



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