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Media release • 8 May 2019
COUNTRY, CULTURE AND NATURE INSPIRE 2019 BLACK&WRITE! FELLOWS
Connection to Country and the natural world is the inspiration for two stories aimed at young people and children, which will be developed as part of the 2019 black&write! Fellowships.
Media release • 23 April 2019
INDIGENOUS RADIO MAKES WAVES AT STATE LIBRARY
Stories of rebellion and reclamation will be explored in a new State Library of Queensland showcase opening 4 May that celebrates the first Indigenous radio station in an Australian capital city.
RARE BOOK THAT STARTED ANZAC DAY TRADITION RECOGNISED BY UNESCO WORLD REGISTER
A century-old book that established Anzac Day as an event of national remembrance has been added to the prestigious UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
Media release • 21 March 2019
SAVING LOST LANGUAGES AT STATE LIBRARY
Century-old documents held at State Library of Queensland hold the key to the revival of near extinct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders languages.
Media release • 9 February 2019
EXHIBITION TELLS STORY OF BLACKBIRDING IN QUEENSLAND
Tricked, kidnapped and enslaved; the history of the strength and resilience of Australian South Sea Islanders is explored in State Library of Queensland’s newest exhibition opening 16 February.
Media release • 8 February 2019
CRIME QUEEN LYNDA LA PLANTE TALKS REVENGE AT STATE LIBRARY
British crime queen, Lynda La Plante, will discuss her new book, Widows’ Revenge, at State Library of Queensland on 13 February.
$60,000 IN FELLOWSHIPS FOR QUEENSLAND RESEARCHERS
Applications for State Library of Queensland’s annual research fellowships are now open.
Media release • 17 December 2018
ROBOT RACES AND CARDBOARD CASTLES AT STATE LIBRARY THIS SUMMER
About 30,000 children and their families are expected to step into a world of art, stories and play with the State Library of Queensland’s Summer Festival from 31 December.
Media release • 3 December 2018
KIDS CAN BEAT ACADEMIC SLUMP WITH SUMMER READING CLUB
The national Summer Reading Club has kicked off, with Australian children expected to read half a million books in December and January, helping to stop the ‘summer slide’.
Media release • 26 November 2018
THE COUPLE, THE CADILLAC AND THE CAMERA
A husband and wife who cruised the streets in a pink Cadillac in the 1960s and ‘70s taking hundreds of thousands of photos of Queensland homes feature in a major new State Library of Queensland exhibition opening 7 December.
Media release • 21 November 2018
QUEENSLAND CONSERVATOR WINS NATIONAL PRIZE
A State Library of Queensland conservator was crowned national Conservator of the Year at a special ceremony in Melbourne last night.
Media release • 7 November 2018
AN ARSONIST AND AN ADMIRAL IN CONVERSATION IN STATE LIBRARY FIRST
A loner. A twisted mind. A devastating firestorm.
Media release • 23 October 2018
WINNERS OF THE 2018 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Real life events explored through both non-fiction and fiction have been revealed as winners at tonight’s 2018 Queensland Literary Awards ceremony at State Library of Queensland.
Media release • 22 September 2018
STATE LIBRARY COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS OF PALM ISLAND
The story of a Palm Island boat builder who saved his people’s language from extinction is revealed in a new State Library of Queensland showcase opening today.
Media release • 31 August 2018
EXCEPTIONAL AUSTRALIAN WRITERS REVEALED AS FINALISTS IN QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS
Stories from Queensland’s most exciting young writers and new work from Australian publishing heavyweights are finalists in the prestigious Queensland Literary Awards for 2018.
Media release • 22 July 2018
STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCES 2018 YOUNG WRITERS AWARD RECIPIENTS
Two gripping stories from Brisbane writers aged under 25 have won the State Library of Queensland’s 2018 Young Writers Award.
Media release • 28 June 2018
STATE LIBRARY UNCOVERS HIDDEN HISTORIES OF QUEENSLAND ISLANDS
A mother separated from her children and forced to live in a leper colony for over a decade is one of many compelling tales from State Library of Queensland’s newest exhibition, Islands.
2018 QUEENSLAND BUSINESS HISTORY AWARD
A Brisbane deconstruction and civil engineering company won the 2018 Queensland Business History Award at tonight’s Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame induction dinner.
Media release • 8 June 2018
FORGOTTEN LOTTERY UNCOVERED BY STATE LIBRARY FELLOWSHIP WINNER
A lottery system that saw millions of hectares of prime agricultural land given away to would-be farmers will be uncovered by the winner of a prestigious State Library of Queensland fellowship announced last night.
Media release • 26 April 2018
2018 BLACK&WRITE! FELLOWSHIP WINNERS REVEALED
A surfer who battled serious illness and a singer from the Stiff Gins are the two winners of the 2018 black&write! Fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait writers.
Media release • 10 April 2018
PRIZE MONEY BOOST FOR 2018 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS
Entries are now open for the prestigious Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) and Queensland Writers Fellowships, with total prize money increasing from $205,000 to $240,000.
Media release • 20 March 2018
$2,000 FOR QUEENSLAND'S NEXT GREAT YOUNG WRITER
Entries are now open for the State Library of Queensland’s annual Young Writers Award, with $2,000 going to the winner of the popular short story competition.
Media release • 19 March 2018
STATE LIBRARY FELLOWS DOMINATE STELLA PRIZE SHORTLIST
Half the writers shortlisted for the national Stella Prize have won fellowships through the State Library of Queensland’s writing programs.
Media release • 12 March 2018
SPINIFEX PAPER AND RECLAIMED PLASTIC: THE QUEEN'S BATON AT SLQ
Discover the story behind the design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton at State Library of Queensland (SLQ).
Media release • 2 March 2018
LIFESTYLES CHOICES - FINDING FULFILMENT UNDER THE QUEENSLAND SUN
What are the ingredients of a meaningful life? A skipping rope, an artist’s paint box, forty winks under a Jacaranda tree, helping your neighbours in a tropical cyclone, or even, a bowl of prunes.
View the latest relevant media statements from Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch.
Ministerial release • 12 December 2018
SUMMER SIZZLES AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE
The Queensland Cultural Centre is heating up for a summer holiday season of arts and cultural adventure with a sizzling program of exhibitions, performances and activities.
Ministerial release • 24 October 2018
2018 QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARD WINNERS SHOW OFF LOCAL TALENT
The Palaszczuk Government has congratulated this year’s line-up of talented writers at the Queensland Literary Awards, including the winners of the prestigious Queensland Premier’s Awards.
Ministerial release • 1 August 2018
CULTURAL CENTRE ATTRACTS 7 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017–2018
Brisbane’s Cultural Centre continues to thrive, attracting a record 7 million visitors in 2017-18, Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said today.
Ministerial release • 24 September 2018
TOOWOOMBA'S ALIVE WITH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARTS AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES
When it comes to fun and engaging STEM and early literacy activities this school holidays, Toowoomba children and families are spoiled for choice.
Ministerial release • 9 July 2018
QUEENSLAND'S ART AND CULTURE TO HEADLINE NAIDOC WEEK 2018 CELEBRATIONS
NAIDOC Week will be front and centre of arts events being held across Queensland this week, and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said it was a great opportunity for people to hear and learn stories dating back thousands of generations.
Ministerial release • 6 July 2018
BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL EXPLORES 'WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW'
Tens of thousands of people will descend on Queensland in September to embrace “what the world needs now” as part of the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival.
Ministerial release • 12 June 2018
FIRST 5 FOREVER FUNDING SEES EARLY LITERARY FLOURISH
Promoting the joys of reading to young Queenslanders remains a priority for the Palaszczuk Government, with the state announcing an annual commitment of $5 million to continue popular learning initiative First 5 Forever.