What's on

What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Thursday 7 May, 2015

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

Australia Act 1986

A night by the fire: recognise?

Join us for a series of conversations about recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Constitution.

When Tue 07 Apr 2015, 6:30pm – Tue 19 May 2015, 7:30pm

Where Talking Circle, level 1, State Library

Free for conversations (7, 22 Apr & 5 May); $10 for forum (19 May) Bookings required

Distant Lines hero

Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War

From the home front to the war front, explore the unique Queensland experience of the First World War — before, during, and after.

When Sat 04 Apr 2015, 10:00am - Sun 15 Nov 2015, 5:00pm

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library


QSO Current


Experience 24 hours of future music with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and other artists at SLQ. 

When Fri 15 May 2015, 11:30am - Sat 16 May 2015, 11:00pm

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Prices vary from $15-$80. Refer to QSO website for more details. Bookings required

Distant Lines volunteer tour

Distant Lines volunteer guided tours

Join exhibition volunteers on a guided tour of Distant Lines every Wednesday at 11am.

When 6 May 2015 - 11 Nov 2015

Where SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library


Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace

Every Monday and Wednesday, a volunteer Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations will be available in the Infozone.

When 11 Feb 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

Where Infozone, level 1, State Library


Our Place tour

Our Place tour

Join us for a walk along the Brisbane River and discover the history of Kurilpa Point.

When 1 Oct 2014 - 2 Dec 2015

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


Image: Members of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment in Egypt, ca. 1915 John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Postcards to a loved one

Compose your own message on a postcard reproduced from the First World War for display in Distant Lines in SLQ Gallery.

When 4 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015

Where Infozone, level 1 & SLQ Gallery, level 2


The original Excelsior Hotel in Charters Towers 1892, John Oxley Library, SLQ, image no.609954.

Preserving our built heritage

Join Ian Townsend and Brisbane architects as part of A Night in the JOL to discuss the preservation and continued use of Queensland’s heritage buildings.

When Tue 19 May, 06:00 pm

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

Free , bookings required

Nurses and soldiers on the deck of a hospital ship during World War I, ca. 1916, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble performing 'From those who served'

Enharmonie Chamber Ensemble perform From those who served as part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics.

When Sat 23 May, 04:15 pm

Where Poinciana Lounge, level 2, State Library

$28 Adults; $25 Seniors Card; $25 Concession Card; $25 4MBS Subscriber; $20, Under 16 (with adult) , bookings required

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation


The State Library offers a number of varied programs, such as Dads Read, Best Start and Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation.

Cheryl Creed, Self Portrait (detail), 2014, synthetic polymer on canvas

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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