What's on today at SLQ

What's on today,
Thursday 21 Jun, 2018

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

Bright Bold Boundless

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton

Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

When 1 Mar - 12 Aug, 10am-5pm daily

Where Asia Pacific Design Library, level 2, State Library



Islands: hidden histories from Queensland islands

A free exhibition exploring the hidden histories of Queensland islands which aims to reshape our knowledge of these close but faraway places.

When 30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Where Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, State Library


Capturing 360

Winter Holiday Fun 2018

Make the most of the school holidays with free activities and Story Lab workshops for children, young people and families.

When 30 Jun 2018 – 15 Jul 2018

Where Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library

Free and paid events

Free and paid activities, some bookings required


Lifestyle: a sunshine state of mind

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine state.

When 3 March - 21 October 2018

Where SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library


Sister Constance Keys

Love to all, Connie

Discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland's most decorated and beloved First World War nurses.

When 26 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

Where Talbot Family Treasures Wall, level 4, State Library


Our Sporting Greats

Our Sporting Greats: Murri and Ailan athletes in the spotlight

Discover Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes from the sporting world in an inspiring showcase.

When 24 Mar 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

Where kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library


The Corner wild things

The Corner: Children's Picture Diaries

Come down to The Corner and play your way through our interactive environment carefully prepared for children from birth through to eight years

When 3 Mar 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

Where The Corner, level 1, State Library


Young Writers Conference 2018

Young Writers Conference 2018

A day of industry seminars and hands-on writing workshops for young writers, led by young authors and publishing professionals.

When Sun 22 Jul, 10:00 am

Where SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2

$32, includes full conference program, lunch and afternoon tea

Bookings required

Indigenous soldier, H Doyle

Q ANZAC 100 Indigenous soldiers forum

This forum will showcase research in Australia’s and particularly Queensland’s Indigenous service personnel.

When Fri 22 Jun, 10:00 am

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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