If you love street art, locating it and then admiring the creativity outside the four walls of an art gallery then you are in for a treat when you visit Ipswich.
I have curated the perfect Ipswich street art day trip for you which starts with catching the train. That’s right leave the car behind and jump on an Ipswich train which will take you straight to the hub of Ipswich street art. Nothing better than catching the train as you can relax, admire the scenery and not worry about where to park or the traffic situation.
Hop off the train at Ipswich central and once you’re out of the station make you way to Rafter & Rose, situated on Ellenborough Street, and grab a take away coffee to enjoy while on your street art adventure. Ok let’s get started …
Situated a few shops either side of Rafter Rose are two driveways one has been painted with a fabulous colourful mural the length of the drive and the other has been decorated with cute Japanese sushi art.
BRISBANE STREET – F. GOLEBY & SONS,
Walk along Brisbane Street and down behind F. Goleby & Sons to the car park and turn around to the back of the building to admire the magnificent flying owl painted by Mike Shankster. This large scale work represents the eternal and never ending process of learning.
Make your way back up to Brisbane Street and wander along, checking out the shops along the way. Fashion, art or food, there is something for everyone. If you’re feeling hungry drop into Fourthchild for a delicious house made meal, their cakes and biscuits are delicious.
CENTRAL MISSION CHURCH
Central Mission Church is home to two magnificent bird artworks. One side of the building next to Central Mission Church is painted with a beautiful sunset scene with two realistic fairy wrens painted by David Houghton and the other side of the building has a larger than life painting of a dove by RC Collective. Both pieces are definitely worth hunting down as their sheer size and realistic detail is incredible.
Head to 55 Limestone Street and located on the brick wall in the car park are some colourful Care Bears, my favourite is the Barista Bear, over 6 bears are featured, which is your favourite?
EAST STREET (Look for Morgans located on the corner of Limestone & East Street)
Situated in the driveway next to Morgans is a religious themed art work complete with a holy water tap.
You may walk straight past them without even noticing the colourful artworks decorating many of the signal boxes dotted around Ipswich central. Keep your eyes peeled for this box and many others.
Well that’s a wrap of the Ipswich street art I discovered, comment below if you know of any others. Once you’ve finished your street art adventure head back to the train station and enjoy the ride back to Brisbane.
Website – www.discoveripswich.com.au
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