Queensland Faces

Queensland Faces

Queensland Faces is a survey of varied, unique portraits from SLQ collections across time and cultures seeking to uncover the stories and lives of Queenslanders.

Take a closer look at the people who make this state. Some subjects are famous (or infamous) though most are everyday people whose portraits, for some reason or another, have made their way into State Library’s vast collections.

Through their photographs, explore connections between people, place and culture. Ask yourself what it means to be a Queenslander, examine our connection to place and discover how our diverse cultural traditions contribute to Queensland’s growing identity.

Both a contemporary and retrospective showcase, this exhibition tells stories you may not know about Queenslanders’ cultural diversity, and displays some of the iconic images that capture the Queensland spirit.

See Belonging

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Venue:
Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
Signature Program
Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm (07) 3840 7768
signatureprogram@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Portrait drawing

Put yourself in the picture

Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library
Starts 5th Dec 2015 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 8th Mar 2016

Add your portrait and narrative to the collective Queensland story as part of the Queensland Faces exhibition.
Ethiopian Bahil dances

The big day of belonging

Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library
Starts 16th Jan 2016, 3pm -

Share food and music with everyone you call family while you explore the faces and places that make Queensland special.

Queensland Faces

Queensland Faces

Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library
Starts 5th Dec 2015 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 8th May 2016

Explore unique portraits from SLQ collections to uncover the stories and lives of everyday Queenslanders.

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