Newsflashes

Newsflash:

Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Newsflash:

The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 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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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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Children's author Liz Anelli

Workshop with Liz Anelli

Tuesday
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 10am to 11am
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In this workshop the fabulously talented Liz Anelli will teach you how to create an illustrated map to tell a story.

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A woman reading a picture book while wearing a bright pink hat.

Storytime for little people

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Snuggle up for a story or two with our fab story-reader Alicia.

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Oil paintings on display in the galleries at the State Library of NSW

Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Collaborative art project — progress session

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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We are making a giant wall mural in the JB Fairfax Learning Centre and we need your help!

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Talking Deadly with Travis De Vries

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 7pm to 7:30pm
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For this special Talking Deadly series hosted fortnightly by Travis De Vries, we will hear from artists whose work responds to the anniversary and legacy of Cook from a First Nations perspective.

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Art workshops — collage insects

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 11am to 11:45am
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Collage a beautiful creepy crawly  to add to our collaborative mural.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Jessie Tu

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. 

 

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Free kids’ virtual adventure tours - Shakespeare room

Friday
Friday, 17 July 2020 - 11am to 11:30am
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Our tours are going virtual and that means we can take you behind the scenes!

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Curator’s Choice: May Gibbs: the comic strip story

Friday
Friday, 17 July 2020 - 1pm to 1:30pm
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In 1924 May Gibbs broke into the burgeoning Australian comic strip scene and became Australia’s first female cartoonist. 

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