Free Kids Art Exhibition | Ipswich | Rescue

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Looking for a fun, free activity the whole family can enjoy these school holidays?

Experience Rescue at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Rescue is an exciting, interactive exhibition that explores the science and technology behind real-life emergency scenarios.

Ipswich Art Gallery is the only east coast venue to stage this major exhibition before it tours internationally.

Visitors will be able to discover what it’s like to be involved with land, sea and air rescues using hands-on exhibits that are both fun to use and educational.

The exhibition features 17 full-body, computer-based and table-top exhibits including:

  • a life-size rescue helicopter where you can choose to fly a simulator or use the infrared camera to search around the exhibition
  • a climbing wall that highlights the bravery involved with vertical rescue
  • ocean rescue jet-ski simulators where you have three minutes to rescue a swimmer who has been washed out to sea
  • a fire experience room where you are encouraged to drop low and feel your way through a replica burning building
  • a news desk where you can put yourself in the shoes of a journalist reporting on an emergency situation
  • a real life-raft where you have to pull yourself on board from the ‘ocean’ ball pit
  • dress-up rescue uniforms
  • displays that show vital equipment such as the “jaws of life”  and explain how to tie ropes and knots

Rescue has been produced by Scitech, Perth’s science centre, and offers plenty of entertainment while learning valuable rescue techniques.

The exhibition has three key messages.

The first is to highlight how rescues are now safer and faster thanks to technological advancements.

The second is to recognise and celebrate the bravery of the people who perform rescue operations.

The final message relates to innovations and improvements in technology which often stem from rescuers having to improvise techniques and equipment in unique emergency scenarios.

Ipswich Art Gallery is located on Nicholas Street (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets) in the Ipswich CBD and is open daily from 10am until 5pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

Rescue continues until January 28 2013 and entry to both the exhibition and the Ipswich Art Gallery is free.

Rescue is for children aged 3 years and over. All ages welcome.

For more information telephone 07 3810 7222 or visit the website

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