The Arts

Extensive music, art and performance-based activities are offered at Ipswich Grammar School to expand and challenge students from Prep to Year 12. Every boy has the opportunity to explore his creative self through our vibrant programs which feature a diverse range of instrumental and vocal ensembles, visual art exhibitions and year level drama performances. 

From Prep to Senior School boys can be a part of an extensive extra-curricular music program. There are also opportunities to perform in school and community-based performances and competitions. We offer private music lessons for all string, woodwind, brass, percussion instruments as well as voice and piano, under the tuition of an outstanding team of accomplished private music tutors who inspire enthusiastic beginners and highly accomplished musicians alike.

Visual Art is explored in every year level with specialist teachers from Prep to  Year 12. Students have the opportunity to study a range of 2D and 3D artworks as well as Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital Designs, and Mixed Media. Students take part in local, state and national competitions, are able to work in the community with practicing artists to gain first-hand experience, undertake collaborative tasks to enhance the school environment and visit local and Brisbane galleries to gain a better understanding of the Visual Arts and its role withing the wider community.

The students also curate, promote and exhibit within the school community, with smaller exhibitions displayed in Administration building as well as the Biennial School Art Show recently hosted at USQ (Ipswich Campus).

Each year the Year 9 students perform a highly anticipated Clowning Show for the Prep students of IGS. In addition to this, public drama productions are performed by both Year 10 and 12 drama students each year. Students have the opportunity to work with professional companies in the planning and execution of their performance work as well as attend a range of vibrant and exciting drama productions in Brisbane to support their work in the classroom. 

Students can also be involved in the biennial school musical held in conjunction with Ipswich Girls Grammar School. There are many opportunities for boys to be in the lead cast, the chorus, or the band. Students can also work behind the scenes and be a part of our student Audio Visual Crew which operates the sound, lights and technical equipment for the school’s musical and drama productions under the guidance of industry experts.