4-14 July 2024

Our fourth city-wide festival of arts and culture showcases local talent and creates
unique audience experiences for all.

The 2024 program is teeming with exhibitions, music, performances and hands-on experiences across the city, revelling in the world class artists, musicians and performers that call Ipswich home. We invite you to dive deep into this year’s program, to fill your diary with creative experiences, and adventure to new places and spaces.

2024 Festival Feature Artist: Renee Yates

For SPARK Ipswich 2024, local artist Renee Yates was commissioned to create Home, a mixed-media artwork using coloured pencil drawings and cut  paper collage that captures four different landscapes of the Ipswich region. Elements of the work are featured throughout the festival program and  through the light art installations at d’Arcy Doyle Place and PIXEL.

Renee has lived and worked in the Ipswich region for 16 years. Her practice focuses on storytelling using hybrid analogue and digital techniques, combining original coloured pencil drawings, cut paper collage and digital media – including field recordings – to create representations of local landscapes. In addition to her arts practice, Renee is an award-winning educator and Media Arts teacher at a local high school.


What are the dates of the Festival?
SPARK Ipswich is Thursday 4 July – Sunday 14 July 2024.

Where can I get a printed program?
View a printable digital version of the program here.

Where is the Festival held?
SPARK Ipswich has events, activities and workshops all across the City of Ipswich.

You can explore our event program by location here

Are children welcome at the Festival?
SPARK Ipswich is a family-friendly Festival; with dedicated kids programming. Some events are 18+ and are marked as such in the program guide.

Find information on the family-focused events here.

I’m an artist/performer – can I be involved in the Festival?
SPARK Ipswich is a fully curated festival with the program developed by a programming team. We do invite expressions of interest from artists and creative practitioners for specific elements of our program each year.

Our program for 2024 has been finalised and we will start program development for the 2025 festival in the second half of the year. If you wish to put forward a program idea, please email [email protected]. We recommend signing up for our e-news and social media channels so you can stay up to date with information!

Can I volunteer at the Festival?
Yes, you can! Please head over to our volunteer’s page to learn how to get involved.

How do I keep up to date with SPARK Ipswich programming updates?
The best way is to sign-up to our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with what’s on.

Who do I contact for media enquiries?
Please email [email protected] with any media enquiries.

Where can I find out about accessible events?
We welcome all audiences to SPARK Ipswich and strive to make every event as accessible as possible. On each of the event pages we have provided as much information as possible for each of our events and festival venues, including companion tickets, access facilities, sensory, aural and visual access.
We are always open to discussing your requirements to assist wherever possible. If you would like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact our team during business hours via the details below.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (07) 3810 6666

If attendees have individual needs, how can they let SPARK Ipswich know?
Bookings for patrons with individual needs can be made directly with venues over the phone or via email.
For any general queries, please contact us via [email protected] or phone 3810 6666 during business hours.

Will events include Auslan Interpretation?
SPARK Ipswich is offering an interpreting service for select programming; details will be included on event pages.

Ticketing Information
Event ticketing is available through individual venues. Click the direct links on each event page for more info.

Event details

Thursday 4 - Sunday 14 July 2024


Various Times

Various Locations

Ticket Prices May Apply - Refer Event Listings


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