Media release archive

For more information about any of these earlier stories or about current releases, please contact Marketing and Communications on +61 7 3842 9847 or by email to marketing@slq.qld.gov.au.

 

2 Dec 2010

All aboard for summer holiday fun at the State Library

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said the Animation Station holiday program encourages children and families to delve into their imagination, exploring stories and the many different ways of bringing them to life.

30 Nov 2010

Stories spring to life with the State Library's Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club, www.summerreadingclub.slq.qld.gov.au, is a state-wide program run by the State Library of Queensland, offering children from 0 to 16 years a broad range of activities to inspire and entertain during the holiday period.

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said research has shown that children who read for pleasure are the best readers.

25 Nov 2010

The genius, risk and rage of political cartooning at the State Library

Through the eyes of Australia’s top cartoonists, the twists and turns of a year in politics is captured in Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Cartoons 2009, opening at the State Library on 11 December.

16 Nov 2010

Last chance to experience the Lindsay legacy at the State Library

The Lindsays: artists, writers and publishers features rare illustrations, artworks, original publications and family letters of Norman, Lionel and Ruby Lindsay from the State Library's Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan.

11 Nov 2010

All aboard for the Murri Claus train at the State Library

Children and families are invited to dance and sing along with Marvin the Murri Minstrel and welcome the much loved Murri Claus back to the State Library for a uniquely Australian Christmas celebration.

3 Nov 2010

State Library committed to Wi-Fi security

The risks of using unsecured wireless networks has been highlighted in the media with regard to Firesheep software, which enables unauthorised access to private accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail (Windows Live) and Amazon.com. Some of these companies have already implemented fixes to protect users.

28 Oct 2010

State Library wins sustainability award

Business South Bank’s Sustainability Award 2010 was announced this week, as a part of the organisation’s goal to become Australia’s most sustainable business precinct.

The award recognises The State Library’s outstanding commitment to principles of sustainability.

13 Oct 2010

Of love and war keeps the home fires burning at State Library

Of love and war, shows relationships forged during times of conflict, the passionate affairs and whirlwind weddings of lovers caught up in war, and the loneliness of those serving away from home – and those they left behind.

27 Sep 2010

State Library’s Asia Pacific Design Library puts the spotlight on design

The State Library aims to develop the best publicly accessible collection of design resources in the Asia Pacific, promoting contemporary thought and analysis on design.

Featuring a bespoke Design Lounge, and committed to investing in design collections, design on-line and a rich program of design activities, the Asia Pacific Design Library brings a new focus on design to the region.

27 Sep 2010

Queensland’s hottest slam poets throw down their words at State Library

After months of slamming their words across the state, 16 finalists will polish their prose and let their words take flight as they vie for cash, prizes and the opportunity to compete in Sydney for the national title.

The national competition, now in its fourth year, has been gaining momentum since its inception, garnering a huge response in communities the state over.

21 Sep 2010

State Library and Nielson Properties win AbaF SME award

State Library and Nielson Properties have been working together to deliver the annual Nielson Design Lecture series, bringing global leaders in design to Brisbane to speak with design practitioners and organisations from across the state, inspiring creative thinking for the future development of Queensland. 

As winners of the Queensland awards, the partnership will now go to the national AbaF Award, to be announced in Sydney on 21 October.

10 Sep 2010

Light from Light to be launched at the State Library of Queensland

From October 2010, visitors will see the State Library of Queensland in a new light with artworks embedded in collections spaces and public areas. Artists from Australia and China have been developing site-specific art works for Light from Light, an exhibition that will be mirrored simultaneously at the Shanghai Library in China. Via web cam, audiences in Brisbane and Shanghai will be able to experience the same artworks in each other’s location over 7000km away.

10 Sep 2010

Internationally acclaimed architect to deliver State Library of Queensland's 2010 Nielson Design Lecture

The State Library of Queensland and Nielson Properties today announced the highly anticipated guest speaker for the second Nielson Design Lecture to be held at the State Library as part of the Unlimited Festival on 6 October 2010.

1 Sep 2010

Young Writers Award winner announced

Sarah Boothroyd has been presented with the prestigious State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award and $2,000 for her short story The Road to the River.

Sarah accepted the award at the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards ceremony, held in late August at the State Library's South Bank building.

6 Aug 2010

The Lindsay legacy honoured in a new exhibition at the State Library

The Lindsays: artists, writers and publishers features rare illustrations, artworks, original publications and family letters from the Lindsay family including Norman, Lionel and Ruby from the State Library's Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan.

19 Jul 2010

2010 award winners announced

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said Dr Rickertt, University of Queensland Fryer Library librarian and author of Resistance on the Line, was awarded the fellowship to research and write a biography of Ernest Lane, titled Ernie Lane, Australian Labour’s Resolute Rebel.

10 Mar 2010

New Treasures on show at the State Library

The diversity of the State Library of Queensland’s collections will be showcased when the New Treasures exhibition opens on 13 March. 

New Treasures brings together more than 40 extraordinary items recently added to the State Library’s collection – revealing how the collection continues to grow in size, scope and diversity.

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said the items on display have been selected from over 100,000 acquisitions which were added to the collections in 2008 and 2009. View the virtual exhibition.

8 Feb 2010

Voices from the Torres Strait echo at the State Library

A powerful photographic exhibition Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait opens on 13 February at the State Library of Queensland, offering a rich insight into the oral history of the Torres Strait people. View the virtual exhibition now!

15 Dec 2009

New Indigenous Knowledge Centre opens on Hammond Island

Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh today officially opened Queensland’s 18th Indigenous Knowledge Centre, in the remote community of Hammond Island in the Torres Strait.

25 Nov 2009

All aboard for summer holiday fun at the State Library

This summer the State Library of Queensland is setting sail for a worldwide holiday adventure. From 2 to 24 January, young explorers can traverse the globe through an international extravaganza of music, craft, activities, games and exhibitions.
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For more information about any of these earlier stories or about current releases, please contact Marketing and Communications on +61 7 3842 9847 or by email to communications@slq.qld.gov.au.

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