Paint in the Park: 150 Years of Ipswich Art Society


Christchurch Park


Suitable for Everyone

Arts and Craft, Events, Science and Nature

About this Event

Christchurch Park is brimming with sights waiting to be captured through your unique lens. Whether it’s your first time or you’re revisiting your artistic side, we invite you to express yourself by responding to the beauty around you. Don’t worry if you’re new to this; we’ll support you every step with plenty of encouragement and all the materials you’ll need.

This activity is open to everyone in the park and suitable for ages 5+. We particularly encourage families to join us. Come along, and let’s create together!

But there’s more to this workshop than meets the eye—it’s part of the larger ‘Art in the Heart of Ipswich’ project. Celebrating the Ipswich Art Society’s monumental 150th Anniversary in 2024, this initiative promises engaging events across Ipswich, from captivating exhibitions to interactive workshops. Hosted in iconic locations, including Christchurch Mansion, The Hold, the University of Suffolk, and The East Anglian Traditional Art Centre, it’s an artistic adventure not to be missed.

For a complete guide to the celebrations and how you can join in, visit the Ipswich Art Society’s website.

For essential details on how to find us and the facilities available at Christchurch Mansion, please consult our ‘Access at the Mansion’ guide. This guide ensures you’re well-prepared for a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Six logos of various organisations, primarily in shades of purple, blue, and black. From left to right: Ipswich Art Society logo, featuring a magenta rectangle with "IPSWICH ART SOCIETY" in white text, and a tagline "Art at the Heart of Ipswich 1874 - 2024" beneath in smaller font; Colchester + Ipswich Museums logo in black text; Suffolk Archives logo, with "SUFFOLK ARCHIVES" in large bold black text and "A SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL SERVICE" beneath in smaller font; a circular logo featuring a hand with a blue thumb up, encircled by "Heritage Fund" with a teal background; Ipswich Borough Council logo with a black and white crest and "IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL" in black text beneath; and the Suffolk County Council logo with a stylised blue and white castle tower emblem next to "SUFFOLK County Council" in black text.


This event is free to all.

How to Book

Booking not required, just drop in.

What's On


Browse the diary to discover what’s on in Ipswich, including fun events for all the family, talks, tours and evening events for adults.

Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme draws from Ipswich’s own art and museum collections, as well as touring exhibitions and work by local artists. We also have an incredible array of permanent displays.