What's On

A bright green and pink poster with women and phrase 'Sticking Together'

Sedition Festival 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019 to Sunday, 29 September 2019
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Sedition Festival 2019 is a celebration of public art and protest in the 1970s — a compelling, immersive art event focused on the Sydney underground.

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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 personal look at children’s lives during the First World War.

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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 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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Sedition: The Art of Agitation

31 August 2019 to 1 December 2019
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A showcase of the State Library’s little known and rarely seen collections of high-impact, attention-grabbing poster art of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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Bronwyn Bancroft

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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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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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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Man sitting in front of a computer

Treasures of Trove

Thursday
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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This hands-on workshop introduces the unrivalled repository of Australian and online resources available from the Trove website.

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Curator floor talk: Sedition

Thursday
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 1pm to 2pm
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Sedition showcases the State Library’s little known collections of attention grabbing poster art of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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Walkley Media Talks written logo on black background

Walkley Media Talks: Telling our stories

Thursday
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
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Join our panel of journalists and editors for a discussion about the issues and stories of Black Australia, and the journalism that covers it best.

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Curator led tour of Living Language exhibition

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 12pm to 1pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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