What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Tuesday 31 May, 2016

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

Traditional Japanese fabric flowers

SLQ Shop craft workshops - winter 2016

Join Brisbane-based artists and designers for hands-on workshops as they share their craft in the intimate setting of the SLQ Shop.

When Every second Thursday, 6pm–8pm

Where Library Shop, level 1, State Library

$30, incl. materials and light refreshments Bookings required

Story Lab LEGO Mindstorms workshop

Story Lab winter 2016

Story Lab ramps up in the winter school holidays for another action packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity!

When 27 Jun-8 Jul 2016, 10am-3pm (times vary)

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

$30 - $60 Bookings required

Wikipedian in residence

First World War Wikipedian-in-residence

Every Wednesday our resident Wikipedian will be available by appointment to help you create First World War Wikipedia content.

When 3 Feb 2016 - 30 Nov 2016

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


Eritrean family

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


Cane farmers reading newspapers, Tully, ca. 1929.


Join experienced SLQ staff to guide you through the Trove website — the family historian’s best friend.

When Tue 7 Jun, 09:00 am

Where Training Room, level 1, State Library


Big day of belonging market

Big Day of Belonging

The Big Day returns with a focus on the idea of a Queensland inspired marketplace.

When Sat 18 Jun, 10:00 am

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


Conservation Clinic

Conservation clinic

Professional conservation staff offer one-on-one consultations to help you learn how to look after your personal treasures.

When Thu 2 Jun, 01:00 pm

Where Meeting Room 1B, State Library

Free , bookings required

Bruce Wolfe

In conversation with Queensland business leader Bruce Wolfe

Hear from architect Bruce Wolfe in this Game Changers talk.

When Tue 14 Jun, 06:00 pm

Where SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2


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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