What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Saturday 22 Oct, 2016

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

Brisbane Open House

Brisbane Open House 2016

The redeveloped iconic SLQ building is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2016. To mark the occasion, experience a behind-the-scenes guided tour of restricted areas of SLQ and find out what it takes to run a library in the 21st century.

When Oct 8, 2016, hourly 10am-2pm

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


Grattan Institute 2016–2017 State of Affairs lecture series

Grattan Institute 2016–2017 State of Affairs public policy lecture series

Join us for Grattan Institute’s 2016–2017 State of Affairs lecture series for independent, thoughtful conversation about some of the biggest public policy issues facing Australia.

When From October 2016

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2



Game Changers 2015

Game Changers 2016

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

When 27 Apr - Nov 2016

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2


Kirigami — the gentle art of Japanese paper cutting

SLQ Shop craft workshops - spring 2016

Get hands-on with evening craft workshops in the Library Shop — including your old favourites and some new skills.

When Thursdays 15 Sep – 24 Nov, 6pm–8pm

Where Library Shop, level 1, State Library


Bookings required

Tradition Now

Tradition Now

Twelve diverse individuals share their stories through objects, photographs, artwork and memories in the Tradition Now exhibition.

When 18 Jun 2016 - 13 Nov 2016

Where Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library


Art of the Skins

Art of the Skins exhibition

Awakening South East Queensland historical traditions through contemporary art, Art of the Skins revitalises Aboriginal possum skin cloak making.

When 25 Jun 2016 - 20 Nov 2016

Where SLQ Gallery, level 2 and kuril dhagun, level 1


SLQ celebrates

SLQ celebrates!

Join us for SLQ celebrates! 10 years — library of the future, featuring markets, music, food, creative activities, exhibitions and tours.

When Sat 12 Nov, 10:00 am

Where Meet at Reception, 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.

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