Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet

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Explore personal, social and political ideas of peace in Peace and Quiet. This community generated exhibition, led by artists Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong, collects the thoughts and gestures of contemporary Queenslanders at peacetime, against the backdrop of growing global political conflict.

Immerse yourself in the handiwork of Queensland communities that have shared their diverse ideas and desires for peace, with handmade national flags created in white, and a collection of early and current placards from the peace movement. Reflect on hundreds of peaceful landscape artworks contributed by the community, which have been mounted over the First World War wallpaper from Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War, providing a powerful reminder of what is lost in times of war.

Uncover the hopes, dreams and realities of those directly affected by political conflict, and watch community performances that are both forthright and meditative.

Through a range of interactive programs and workshops, you too can share your vision for peace.

Part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

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Venue:
SLQ Gallery, level 2, 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

Peace decorations

Peace decorations

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 28th Nov 2015 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 20th Dec 2015

Add your own handmade peace decoration to the trees outside SLQ Gallery for the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
peace stars

Peace decorations workshop

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 5th Dec 2015, 10am - 3pm

Learn artistic techniques to create a handmade peace decoration.
Peaceful you

The peaceful you

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 4th Jan 2016 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 22nd Jan 2016

Craft wearable items that represent a peaceful you, as part of the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
Peaceful you

The peaceful you workshop

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 16th Jan 2016, 12pm - 5pm

Be guided by artists and stylists to craft wearable items that represent a peaceful you, as part of the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
Peace and love

Peace and love

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 27th Jan 2016 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 14th Feb 2016

Make a personalised gift for someone you love, as part of the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
Pillowslip

Peace and love workshop

Knowledge Walk, level 1, State Library
Starts 13th Feb 2016, 10am - 3pm

Screen print your own peace and love pillowslip as a personalised gift from someone you love, as part of the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
Peace and Quiet level 2

Peace and Quiet on level 2

Information collections, level 2, State Library
Starts 28th Nov 2015 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 14th Feb 2016

Browse a curated book display as part of the Peace and Quiet exhibition.
Making of peace

The making of peace

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 30th Nov 2015 11:00am-3:00pm, then Every day, until 9th Dec 2015

Join with Elders and community groups as they hand sew Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peace flags.
Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet

SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Starts 28th Nov 2015 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 14th Feb 2016

Explore personal, social and political ideas of peace in this community generated exhibition.

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