About the Art Gallery

You are here

This much-loved building was purchased in 2012 after a major fundraising campaign. With the support of the Arts Council England the gallery opened in summer 2010 with its inaugural show 'The Saatchi Gallery at Ipswich Art School' which has been followed by further successful temporary exhibitions.

Corporate Hire

The Ipswich Art Gallery built in the 1930's in the Art Deco style has distinguishing architectural features including a large glass-roofed octagonal main-atrium space in the centre of the building. Throughout the year The Ipswich Art Gallery has changing exhibitions on display and can provide the ideal backdrop for your corporate event.

For more information please contact Saskia Stent on 01473 433554 or email saskia.stent@colchester.gov.uk

Volunteering at Ipswich Art Gallery

A team of volunteers support the museum service to enable free admission, six days a week to the Ipswich Art Gallery. Without their support this simply could not be achieved. To find out more visit Volunteering with the Museums Service.


Partnership working is crucial in our ongoing ambition to present a broad and diverse programme that reflects the local audience and while being responsive to themes and initiatives across the region and beyond.

Some ongoing and project-based partners include:

  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • Suffolk New College
  • University of Suffolk
  • New Wolsey Theatre
  • Pacitti Company
  • Eastern Pavilions
  • Fine Line : a cultural practice
  • DanceEast.

Contact Details

Ipswich Art School,
1 Upper High Street,
Ipswich, IP1 3NE

Telephone icon

01473 433681