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Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

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New design exhibition set to inspire Ipswich
XYZ Workshop, InBloom, 2014

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future is an exciting new exhibition, now showing at The Workshops Rail Museum until 2 September 2018.

This attraction explores the high-tech and rapidly evolving world of three dimensional (3D) printers.

Discover imaginative and innovative methods of making and drawing a diverse range of wares, including jewellery, fashion, furniture and prosthetics.

The playful exhibition showcases works by seven Australian and one international maker and demonstrates how 3D printing is set to revolutionise how we design and apply products in our everyday lives.

"It is exciting to discover the many ways technology is shaping the world around us," Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said.

"I commend the Queensland Museum network for presenting exhibitions that show the many facets of science," she said.

Acting CEO and Director of the Queensland Museum Network, Dr Jim Thompson said it was exciting to see this new exhibition on show at Ipswich.

"The Ipswich Railway Museum, home to The Workshops Rail Museum, is renowned for bringing innovation and design together, with the historic railway site producing forward-thinking railway objects using patterns and steel.

"Shapeshifters offers visitors a glimpse into the future of manufacturing design and production through new technology, challenging visitors to think outside of the box and ask what everyday items may transition to 3D printing production and how this changes the design process," Dr Thompson said.

Lousje Skala, Calgary Necklace and Link Bracelets, 2015.
Lousje Skala, Calgary Necklace and Link Bracelets, 2015.

Complementing the exhibition is a series of hands-on workshops, including opportunities for adults and children to design and print their own 3D objects.

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future is ideal for those who are interested in the latest innovations in 3D printing technology.

The special exhibition was produced by the Australian Design Centre in Sydney.

Admission is included with Museum entry.

The Shapeshifters: 3D Printing Workshops will be held on 11 & 12 August 2018 (multiple sessions). Bookings are essential and additional fees apply.

For more information on Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future and to plan your visit, please see or call (07) 3432 5100.

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When: 15 May to 2 September 2018
Where: The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich QLD 4305
Cost: Included with Museum entry
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