Open Season:Open Choice

23 Jul 2016 – 28 Aug 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:30
11:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:30
10:00 – 16:30
10:00 – 16:30
10:00 – 16:30

Cost of entry

free entry

Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich, United Kingdom


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A collaboration between Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service, Ipswich Art Society and the Friends of Ipswich Museums. Members of Ipswich Art Society have selected art works from the Ipswich Borough Council collection and created a response.


The Ipswich Art Society is one of Suffolk's foremost exhibiting organisations for painters, sculptors and printmakers and one which has played a distinguished role in the cultural life of Suffolk's county town since 1874. Indeed, outside of London itself, it can claim to be one of the longest established art-societies in the country. Its history is closely linked with the Ipswich Art School, as many of its members are past teachers or students.

The Members have chosen works with particular connections to Ipswich, its artists, and the area. You will see and recognise local scenes, works by well-known and lesser known artists of the area – all of which deserve to be seen afresh. Several of the works come from a collection of 35 works gifted to Ipswich by the Art Society. Featuring art by Sir Alfred Munnings, Anna Airy, Harry Becker and Thomas Churchyard.

The Friends of Ipswich Museums over the years have helped to fundraise and support Ipswich’s collections. Come and see a selection of objects that the Friends have been instrumental in helping the Borough to collect. Then go on a trail for more objects in Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion.

This is a Happening on High Street event enabled by funding from Arts Council England.



Registered Charity 219257


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Emma Roodhouse

Ipswich Art Society

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