What's On

Old black and white photograph of men sitting at the bottom of a large fig tree making boomerangs. A beach can be seen in the background.

A new project by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones, who has collaborated with four Sydney elders — Uncle Chicka, Aunty Esme, Aunty Sandra and Uncle Dennis — to tell a very personal story of Aboriginal Sydney.

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A girl stands at touchscreen in front of a digital bookcase projected onto the wall in front.

Off the Shelf

2 November 2019 to 22 March 2020
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Virtually explore the many intriguing, perplexing and playful volumes waiting to be read in your State Library. 

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Dead Central

25 May 2019 to 3 May 2020
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Thousands of people travel now through Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it?  Dead Central will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew. 

 

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Photograph of the bush

Marking the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, this exhibition builds on the Library's historical collections with stories of resilience and achievement from communities throughout NSW. 

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Black and white illustrating of man kneeling at an alter, four knights at his back, surrounded by branch of leaves.

Amaze Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 December 2021
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An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paintings from the Collection

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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The Collectors’ Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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A colourful illustration of a lush, dense garden full of trees and flowers.

Stories in the Sun

28 September 2019 to 23 February 2020
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Children’s picture book illustrations from the Library's collection.

 

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Logo for Shortstacks 2020.

Filmmaking workshop

Thursday
Thursday, 9 January 2020 - 9am to 4pm
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Kickstart your entry for the Shortstacks film competition in this fun and interactive workshop.

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Drop in Activity Centre

Monday
Monday, 13 January 2020 - 9am to 3pm
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It’s a lucky dip of fun at the Learning Centre these holidays Spark your fun muscle with us - don’t miss out!

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Children on a tour of the State Library of NSW

Free Kids Tours

Monday, 13 January 2020 - 11am to Friday, 24 January 2020 - 11:45am
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A fabulous favourites tour for the whole family – find out about the things that make us go ‘Wow!’

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Pop-Up Art-making

Monday, 13 January 2020 - 12pm to Friday, 24 January 2020 - 12:45pm
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Join us in the Paintings Gallery for some artmaking fun – look out for Arty the art cart.

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Author/Illustrator Workshop – Shelly Unwin

Tuesday
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 - 10am to 11am
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Mystery, Mayhem and Baddies on the Run…in the Library? Join us for all the fun of the chase and invent your own truly naughty ‘baddie’!

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