Calendar of events

5th September 2015

BWF 2014, photo by Caitlin Morgan

Brisbane Writers Festival is back in 2015 with something for everyone! Delight in the books and writers you love and discover new ones at State Library of Queensland.

Never in our Lifetime Lockyer Valley, 27 Jan 2011, Loren Jarvis, 27929

A celebration of the resilience of Queensland communities responding to the significant weather events of the summer of 2010-11.

Elisa Jane Carmichael, 'Seagrass, this could be the beginning of something', (detail) 2013, Wool and Fabrics

Our Dreaming: animating country showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as they are retold through animation. 

Never in our Lifetime Lockyer Valley, 27 Jan 2011, Loren Jarvis, 27929

A thought-provoking journey into the Tindale collection, what it means to Aboriginal people and its place in Queensland's history

Tindale image

A thought-provoking journey into the Tindale collection, what it means to Aboriginal people and its place in Queensland's history 

Image: Enlisting depot in Brisbane during World War I, Brisbane, 1914–1918, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Start your Distant Lines experience here with information and imagery focussing on Australia’s two conscription referenda.

Image: Red Cross Society in Biggenden, 1918, C. H. Powell, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Learn more about the stories of Queenslanders at home during the war as they experienced the darker side of patriotism, uncertainty, separation and disenchantment. 

The Springsure contingent of the Australian Imperial, 1919, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Be transported back to the war front through the artefacts and stories of 25 diverse Queenslanders who served in the First World War.

Anthony Alder, Lincoln Sheep, Homeward Laddie, 1895, oil on canvas, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, accession no. 28082.

Nineteenth century pastoral life on the Darling Downs comes alive in this intimate exhibition of treasures, on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

Gumbi Gunyah Womens Group, Patchwork quilt, 2014, Acrylic, stitching and shells on canvas.

Explore the mixed media works made by the Gumbi Gunyah Women and Children’s Wellbeing Centre of Woorabinda.

Group of Australian servicemen and nurses on board a ship, c. 1916, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

Journey through the history of Anzac Day in Queensland by examining SLQ collection items and photographs.

Voices from Afar

Learn about the Anzac tradition first hand through an exhibition brought to you by this year’s recipients of The Premier’s Anzac Prize.

Placards project

In this four part workshops series in The Edge’s Fabrication Lab, collaborate with artists and creatives to make placards that will feature in SLQ’s Peace & Quiet exhibition.

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