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.

 

16 Nov 2009

End of construction marks next phase for youth digital centre

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters has signalled the beginning of an exciting new phase for The Edge, a digital centre for young people at the Cultural Centre, with construction ending today.

"The facility, based at the State Library of Queensland, has undergone a $10.15 million makeover over the past six months to adapt the former auditorium building into The Edge – a creative new space with a focus on learning, making, sharing and presenting using contemporary tools and critical ideas," Ms Giles-Peters said.

6 Nov 2009

Political cartoonists go behind the lines

Through the eyes of Australia’s top cartoonists, Australian politics in 2008 is captured in an exhibition opening at the State Library of Queensland on 21 November.

The National Museum of Australia’s annual exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Cartoons 2008, features more than 80 cartoons covering major events of the year.

5 Nov 2009

Murri Claus returns to the State Library

Mounted Queensland Police elves will provide a VIP escort for Murri Claus when he makes his annual visit to the State Library of Queensland on Saturday 5 December. Children and families are invited to join the Murri Minstrels and welcome Murri Claus back to the State Library for a unique Australian Christmas celebration.

1 Nov 2009

Labor Manifesto returns ‘home’

The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) has returned home after being present under the new Tree of Knowledge Memorial at Premier Bligh’s 19th community cabinet in Barcaldine.

Ms Bligh said it was a historic moment with the Manifesto to return to the exact point where it was first read aloud over a century ago.

“UNESCO recently named the The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) a document of international significance,” she said.

14 Oct 2009

Key Documents in Australia's early history honoured by UNESCO

Documents relating to Indigenous languages, the voyage of the First Fleet and the foundation of the colony of New South Wales, the convict system, and the establishment of private legal transactions in the growing colony have been inscribed on UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World Register for documentary heritage of world significance.

5 Oct 2009

Meriba Gidhal exhibition offers rare insight into legendary stories of the Torres Strait

A new exhibition at the State Library of Queensland Meriba Gidhal: Torres Strait Island Treasures of the Margaret Lawrie Collection is a fascinating insight into the myths and legends of the Torres Strait Islander people.

24 Sep 2009

Word-off as Queensland’s best slammers head to State Library

Queensland’s hottest slam poets are heading to the State Library of Queensland on Saturday 17 October, to battle it out for the State title of the Australian Poetry Slam 09.

9 Sep 2009

New state of writing connects readers, writers and ideas

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today forecast a healthy future for Queensland writing with the launch of a new collaborative initiative to connect writers, readers and ideas.

“With the five-day Brisbane Writers Festival opening today and the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award winners named last night it’s the perfect time to recognise the power of writing through this new initiative, A State of Writing,” said Ms Bligh.

9 Sep 2009

Winner announced for the 2009 State Library Young Writers Award

Megan McGrath has been awarded the prestigious State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award and $2,000 for her short story The lunar coast. Megan, a 24 year-old Brisbane resident, accepted the award at the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards ceremony, held last night at the State Library of Queensland.

10 Aug 2009

Labour Party Manifesto added to UN World Register

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters today confirmed that the Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party, a significant item from the John Oxley Library collection, has been added to UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Memory of the World Register.

10 Aug 2009

Labor Manifesto joins Magna Carta on list of international treasures

Premier Anna Bligh has welcomed the UNESCO decision to name the The Manifesto of the Australian Labour Party (1892) a document of international significance.

The Manifesto is now among 35 items of exceptional value that have been added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register placing it in the same league as the Magna Carta which is also on the list.

1 Aug 2009

Leading US Architect to deliver inaugural design lecture

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters today announced leading New York architect and designer Michael Sorkin as guest speaker at the State Library of Queensland’s inaugural Nielson Design Lecture (6 November).

27 Jul 2009

Modern times exhibition takes centrestage at the State Library of Queensland

An exciting major exhibition - Modern times: the untold story of modernism in Australia opens at the State Library of Queensland from 8 August.

Modernism is a major international movement from 1917 - 1967 that spanned design, architecture and art and this is the first major exhibition to examine the Modernist movement comprehensively in Australia across a range of art forms and creative practices.

22 Jul 2009

It's official. Queensland food is hot.

At Our Table, a feast for the ears, eyes and stomach is about to be unleashed on Queenslanders in 10 locations around the State between August and November, as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Premier Anna Bligh said today.

22 Jun 2009

Final call for YWA

Pick up the pen and start writing - Young Writers Award closes soon.

Aspiring young writers have until Monday 20 July to enter their short story in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award for a chance to win $2,000 cash.

22 Jun 2009

White Gloves Tour Rockhampton

First ever state-wide tour of rare original treasures from the John Oxley Library Collection

Queenslanders across the state will have a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with original treasures from the State Library of Queensland on a first ever state-wide tour.

5 Jun 2009

History the winner at the State Library Awards in Q150 Year

Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh announced three leading historians and the University of Queensland as the winners of the prestigious State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Awards presented on 5 June, 2009.

4 Jun 2009

Queen of Colours brightens up winter holidays at the State Library

International award-winning children’s theatre, The Queen of Colours, is set to explode on stage these holidays at the State Library of Queensland.  Full of kaleidoscopic wonder and energy, children and families will be enchanted by this whimsical tale of a lonely little Queen as she ventures outside her black and white world.

18 May 2009

Calling young writers

Queensland’s aspiring young writers are once again invited to submit their short stories in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award 2009 for a chance to launch their literary careers and win a $2000 cash prize.

5 May 2009

Live theatre for young audiences returns to State Library

One to four-year-olds are in for a splashing good time when Plop! explodes on stage in a magical production at the State Library of Queensland in June. Direct from a sell-out season in Adelaide, Plop!, based on the popular children’s book by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner, is the third Windmill Picture Book to Performance production for very young audiences.
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