What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Tuesday 24 Jan, 2017

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

In the beginning far off in the dream time, Helen Malone

Siganto Foundation artists’ books series 2017

Join us for a week-long celebration of artists' books featuring lectures, workshops and a masterclass led by international artist and publisher Dr Helen Douglas.

When 26 – 31 Mar, 2017

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Prices vary, see each event for more information.

Bookings required

keepsakes of war

Keepsakes of war

Explore unique items from SLQ’s First World War collections, such as souvenirs, medallions and postcards, preserved as tangible reminders of Queensland’s wartime experience.

When 9 Apr 2016 - 26 Mar 2017

Where Talbot Family Treasures Wall, level 4, State Library


Living in Aged Care

Living in Aged Care — A photographic exhibition of laughter, loss and leisure

This exhibition shares the photographs and poems of the residents of the BallyCara retirement and residential aged care community, and provides an insight into the often private world of aged care.

When 23 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017

Where Asia Pacific Design Library, level 2, State Library


Barambah Pottery

Barambah <> Cherbourg <> Art <> Craft

Explore a showcase of historical and creative pieces from Barambah Pottery.

When 10 Dec 2016 - 16 Apr 2017

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


Summer Reading Club 2016-17

Summer Reading Club 2016–17

This summer discover heroes, villains, sidekicks and more by participating in the Summer Reading Club at your local public library.

When 1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

Where Online and at your local public library


Queenslanders in Conversation 2017

Queenslanders in conversation: paradise lost or paradise found

In the first session of the 2017 Queenslanders in conversation talk series, panellists will discuss conspiracy theories for dystopian and utopian future scenarios.

When Wed 22 Feb, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2



Washi paper necklaces

Japanese washi paper necklaces

Local jewellery designer Barbara Vine will teach you to create a necklace using Japanese washi paper and shell medallion beads.

When Thu 16 Feb, 06:00 pm

Where Library Shop, level 1, State Library

$35, incl. materials and light refreshments

Bookings required

Conservation Clinic

Conservation clinic

Receive personalised, expert advice on how to care for your personal treasures.

When Thu 2 Feb, 01:00 pm

Where Meeting Room 1B, State Library


Bookings 3842 9069 | Enquiries 3840 7779

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: I have this business idea...

In this fortnight's lunch box forum, hear from social entrepreneur Peter Gjersoe as he discusses start-ups and the road to success.

When Wed 1 Feb, 12:30 pm

Where Business Studio, level 1, State Library



Awards and competitions

Awards and competitions

SLQ proudly hosts a number of awards and competitions, including Young Writers Award, Queensland Literary Awards and Siganto Foundation Artists' Books Fellowships.

Major events and exhibitions

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