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Deadly Threads curator's tour

Fri 16 Apr (ongoing)
Join our Deadly Threads showcase curator or special guest tour guide and have a yarn about where we found all those shirts.

Brisbane Writers Festival

Fri 7 May (ongoing)
State Library is the home of Brisbane Writers Festival. Book now for an incredible program of writers, thinkers, dreamers, and artists.

Game Changers in conversation with CJ Hendry

Thu 29 Apr
Learn from Queensland’s leading entrepreneurs in business, technology and the creative industries at Game Changers. We kick off the 2021 Game Changers series featuring an artist whose artworks, influence and impact are on a grand scale. Not only has CJ Hendry flipped the art world formula on its head, she has changed our perception of how creatives operate as entrepreneurs in business and enterprise.   Returning to her hometown of Brisbane from New York, CJ will appear at State Library of Queensland in a conversation with Emeritus Professor Suzi Derbyshire that is guaranteed to be challenging, frank and inspiring. Be part of the audience We are offering limited tickets to be in the audience for this event. Held in Auditorium 1 at State Library you will be able to watch as Emeritus Prof. Derbyshire chats with CJ Hendry in person.  Book your seat here. Join us online from home If you can't make it to State Library of Queensland, please join us online to watch the livestream. Register for your calendar reminder here.   About CJ Hendry CJ Hendry is currently one of the world’s most disruptive contemporary artists. Hendry is known for hyper-realistic, large-scale renderings of luxury objects and, more recently. Rorschach inkblots and intricate flower petals using a self-developed scribbling technique. She has used Instagram to launch and grow her art-based business and profile. CJ Hendry is known for her unconventional way of doing business, spontaneously surprising followers with ‘Copyright Infringement’ city wide treasure hunts, artwork fire sales, and experimental solo exhibitions including one in Australia in May 2021. About Emeritus Professor Suzi Derbyshire  Emeritus Professor Suzi Derbyshire, who has 25 years’ experience in higher education both in the UK and Australia, is the recipient of several teaching excellence awards in recognition of her work in fashion education and academic leadership. She began her career as a womenswear designer before moving on to become a course director at the London College of Fashion. She migrated to Australia in 2002 to become the inaugural Head of Fashion within the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. In 2011 Professor Derbyshire was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at QUT and served in that role through to her retirement in November 2019.  About Game Changers Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success. The talk will be live streamed and we encourage you to join the conversation online using #qblhof, @slqld  @QUT Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. If you have questions about this event email or phone 07 3842 9827. Subscribe to be the first to know about our program of events. 

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