Ipswich Drawn Together

Ipswich Drawn Together – dhago Dulmur yagari [together making Ipswich]

This is a project we are running in conjunction with the 2019 StoryArts Festival. We are asking people, especially children, to discover what is around them and their area. Drawing is a great way of seeing and appreciating your environment. We want everyone to draw together and see what we can discover. Look at landmarks in your area both historical and modern but also look at the everyday things and your way of life.

This is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter how you draw. Just draw what you can see. If you want to know more about drawing, we have gathered together some links that may help.

A small brochure will be distributed to schools in the area and placed in some other areas of the community. If you wish to distribute them in your school community, please contact us via this website so we can get some to you, if we have any left. 


The brochure was inspired by a similar project in Wales and the was written in both English and Welsh. The project was called Drawn Together Wales.

To fit with the International Year of Indigenous Languages, we have used some words from the traditional languages of the Ipswich region, Yagara and Yugarabul, drawn from historical sources. It was not possible to translate everything because there were many untranslatable words/concepts.

See your drawings in the Ipswich Community Gallery 12-20 October 2019 during StoryArts Festival Ipswich or in our online gallery here on this website.

To have your drawings included in the project you could email events@storyartsfestival.com or Post to Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network, 126 Cascade Street, Raceview 4305