What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Thursday 25 Aug, 2016

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

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

Q ANZAC 100 professional development session

Q ANZAC 100 PD workshops for educators

SLQ is providing educators with a range of professional development opportunities relating to the Queensland experience of the First World War

When 25 August 4.30pm-6.30pm and 15 September 4.30pm-6.30pm

Where Heritage Collections Learning Room, level 4, State Library


Booking 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 1, level 2 and kuril dhagun, level 1


Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival 2016

Celebrate local and international authors with our annual five-day literary love affair!

When 7 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Prices vary

2016 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture

2016 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture

Join us to discuss the decline of human rights in an Australian democracy, in the 2016 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture presented by Professor Gillian Triggs.

When Tue 27 Sep, 07:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

$25, incl. complimentary drinks

Bookings required: griffith.edu.au

Conservation Clinic

Conservation Clinic

Look at your personal treasures and receive advice on how to maximise their longevity.

When Thu 6 Oct, 01:00 pm

Where Meeting Room 1B, State Library


Bookings 3842 9069 | Enquiries 3840 7779

The Bee Gees collection

Stayin' Alive: the Bee Gees

Join us for a special talk in celebration of SLQ’s recent acquisition of Australia’s largest collection of Bee Gees recordings and memorabilia.

When Thu 1 Sep, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2


Bookings required

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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