Calendar of events

5th July 2015

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.

Tindale image

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

Auxiliary Design School exhibition image

Design projects produced by students of the Auxiliary Design School are now on display in the Asia Pacific Design Library.

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.

Knitting socks for soldiers, 1916, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Negative number: 151685

From home, with love invites visitors to feel and wear cloth that is made heavy with memories, and join the group effort in crafting for comfort.

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

Explore a collection of mixed media works in Renewed by Gumbi Crew, a showcase of the many and varied works of art and craft 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.

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