What's On

Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 23 August 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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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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A man with white hair and beard, sit on red lounge, feet up, waving and smiling at the camera.

Flash Mob

22 June 2019 to 22 September 2019
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A collection of images from the Deadly Awards captured by  Jamie James from 1994-2013.

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Dead Central

25 May 2019 to 17 November 2019
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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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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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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 group of children going on a tour of the Library

Family Sunday

Sunday
Sunday, 25 August 2019 - 10:30am to 3pm
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Join us for a full day of family fun at the State Library on Sunday 25 August, 10.30 to 3pm.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paul Brunton: Lecture 3 - The Thrill of the Chase

Thursday
Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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Learn about the fascinating stories behind the great State Library of NSW collections.

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Ancestry hands-on workshop - Family History Month

Thursday
Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 2pm to 3:30pm
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A practical session with an expert librarian who will show you how to best search Ancestry.

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Sedition festival logo of black writing next to a red hand image

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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