What's on

What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Saturday 28 Mar, 2015

Calendar of SLQ events, exhibitions and more, at our South Bank building and around Queensland today.

Australia Act 1986

A night by the fire: recognise?

Join us for a series of conversations about recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Constitution.

When Tue 07 Apr 2015, 6:30pm – Tue 19 May 2015, 7:30pm

Where Talking Circle, level 1, State Library

Free for conversations (7, 21 Apr & 5 May); $10 for forum (19 May) Bookings required

Distant Lines hero

Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War

From the home front to the war front, explore the unique Queensland experience of the First World War — before, during, and after.

When Sat 04 Apr 2015, 10:00am - Sun 15 Nov 2015, 5:00pm

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


2015 UQ Architecture lecture series

UQ Architecture lecture series 2015

Join international architects discussing contemporary architectural challenges facing society.

When Tue 10 Mar 2015, 6:00pm - Tue 05 May 2015, 7:30pm (excl. 07 Apr)

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Free Bookings required

Write On workshops

Write On!

Explore the core ingredients of good storytelling at this weekly writing course for ages 12–15.

When 28 Apr 2015 - 2 Jun 2015

Where Queensland Writers Centre, level 2, State Library

$145, bookings required

Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace

Every Monday and Wednesday, a volunteer Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations will be available in the Infozone.

When 9 Feb 2015 - 27 Apr 2015

Where Infozone, level 1, State Library


Members of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment in Egypt ca.1915

Postcards to a loved one

Compose your own message on a postcard reproduced from the First World War for display in Distant Lines in SLQ Gallery.

When 16 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015

Where Infozone, level 1 & SLQ Gallery, level 2


Marching band in the Peace Day procession in Brisbane, 1919, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

War and Peace: Distant Lines opening event

Join us for a community day of reflection as we celebrate the opening of Distant Lines.

When Sat 11 Apr, 10:00 am

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Free , bookings required

Emotional Frontiers

Emotional Frontiers

Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents a musical response to the life stories of 25 Queenslanders as part of the Distant Lines exhibition. 

When Sat 11 Apr, 02:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free , bookings required

Jewellery with Delvene

A Thousand Fibres: jewellery with Delvene Cockatoo-Collins

Join local artist Delvene to create jewellery from recycled and found materials.

When Sat 11 Apr, 03:00 pm

Where Talking Circle, level 1, State Library

$22.50 , bookings required

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation


The State Library offers a number of varied programs, such as Dads Read, Best Start and Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation.

Cheryl Creed, Self Portrait (detail), 2014, synthetic polymer on canvas

Major events and exhibitions

Find out more about our exhibitions and other major events – festivals, workshop and talk series, open days and children's holiday programs.

Events by type