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Our Dreaming

Our Dreaming

Our Dreaming: animating country - Connecting people to place through animation and storytelling.

When 14 Dec 2013 - 9 June 2014


Animating Stories Competition

Animating Stories Competition

Create a two-minute film on "What connects me to my place?" for the chance to win an iPad. Open to ages 5-13.

Entries close 2 May

Game Changers 2014

Game Changers 2014

The Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights. 

When 19 Mar - 17 Sep, 6pm-8pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free Bookings required

UQ Architecture, photo by Shantanu Starick

UQ Architecture lecture series 2014

Join forward-thinking architects at this weekly lecture series exploring architectural issues within, around and beyond the city. 

When 25 March - 20 May, 6pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

Free Bookings required

Todd Hunter McGaw SLQ Queensland Terrace

Wedding showcase

See SLQ's unique ceremony and reception venues and meet leading industry specialists.

When Thu 1 May, 05:30 pm

Where Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library

Free , bookings required

Phil Brophy

Philip Brophy: de-signing film scores

Join Experimenta artist Philip Brophy as he discusses the creative process of film scoring, creative collaboration and navigating challenges within the film industry.  

When Thu 1 May, 05:00 pm

Where The Edge Auditorium

Free , bookings required

ANBTF forum

The evolution of storytelling: written lies or spoken truth?

Join our esteemed panel of storytellers for a conversation about the changing role of storytelling in Indigenous Australia.

When Tue 27 May, 06:30 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

$5 , bookings required

First person

A night in the JOL: first person

Join a discussion on the rise of digital storytelling in the academic, community and artistic spheres.

When Tue 20 May, 06:00 pm

Where John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library

Free , bookings required

Red Thread - Playback Theatre

Red Thread Stories — Playback Theatre

Come along to an unique improvisational theatre event with Playback Theatre, inspired by SLQ’s Our Dreaming. 

When Fri 9 May, 07:30 pm

Where SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library

Pre-sale tickets $17/$12, or at the door $18/$13 , bookings required

SLiQ Flicks

SLiQ Flicks

Enjoy a free film at SLQ, every Sunday afternoon. Plus vote for YOUrFlick each month.


The State Library offers a number of varied programs, such as Dads Read.

Major events and exhibitions at the State Library

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.

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