Exhibitions

William Sneyd pictured with his Roliflex camera

Discover the stories behind the ten historical images from our rich photographic collection featured on the Gallery Walk billboard.

Self Portrait by Kapal Pilot

Take a  journey into young artist's worlds, to see how they view themselves, their lives, their rights and their futures.

 

People exploring the Spoken exhibition at State Library

A free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Man will child in stroller exploring the Jarjum Stories showcase at State Library

Enjoy the colourful world of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jarjum (children’s) books and storytelling.

A couple sitting at the booth within the Meet me at the Paragon exhibition at State Library

Moussaka. Souvlaki. Paniyiri. Baklava. Today, Queenslanders love Greek food and culture. However, this exhibition explores an untold past.

Matt Golding standing in front of his winning political cartoon displayed on a wall

The year’s best political cartoons 2018.

Man watching video in I Heard it on the Radio showcase

Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves; the first Indigenous radio station in a capital city began broadcasting in the 1990s… bringing an exciting new sound to our stereos.

People exploring the Plantation Voices exhibition

State Library’s portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland.

Woman observing Ian Stranges charcoal artwork in the Home exhibition

Explore the social and emotional foundations of our houses through the incredible legacy of Frank and Eunice Corley.

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The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories.

Two people exploring the Islands exhibition

Characterised by sun, surf and sand, Queensland islands are popularly seen as paradises and playgrounds. But due to their geographic isolation, life on the islands can be far from idyllic.

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This exhibition takes the concept of lifestyle and the context of Queensland and draws them together to present an interactive, participatory exhibition

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Today’s Australian South Sea Islanders have a special place in Queensland’s cultural diversity and history. They are the descendants of South Sea Islanders brought to Queensland from 1863 to 1904 from 80 Melanesian islands to work the State’s cotton and sugar plantations.

Two women talking in the Our Sporting Greats showcase

Some of Queensland’s unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes from the sporting world are celebrated in an inspiring showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories.

Bright Bold Boundless exhibition

Passed from hand-to-hand in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton is the symbolic heart of the ‘Friendly Games’– a tangible symbol that has undergone a fascinating design evolution in its many guises over 60 years.

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Explore seven stories of canny creations, daring discoveries and imaginative inventions that trace a path through Queensland’s history since the late nineteenth century. 

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Jabu Birriny, meaning ‘land’ and ‘sea’, celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people.

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Freedom takes many forms. Some countries cannot guarantee freedom from hunger, while arbitrary detention, religious and racial discrimination are practised throughout the world, sometimes even mandated by governments.

Protesters near Brisbanes iconic casino Image courtesy of Uniikup Productions Ltd

State Library of Queensland marked the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Commonwealth Games when Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties.

Woman exploring the Art of the Skins exhibition

Awakening South East Queensland historical traditions through contemporary art, Art of the Skins revitalised the practice of possum skin cloak making.

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19th century pastoral life on the Darling Downs comes alive in this intimate exhibition of treasures at SLQ.

Blair Athol Recut Siganto project by Julie Barrett - vials with book on top

This showcase celebrates the beauty of those creations and research The Siganto Foundation support has enabled.

A decade of building major bridge infrastructure projects in Brisbane cemented Sir Manuel Richard Hornibrook (often known as ‘MR’) as a pioneering Queenslander into the history of the state.

performance in gallery

Connecting people to place through animation and storytelling. 

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Unheard stories are given a voice in this powerful exhibition of scientific photographs and contemporary artworks, exploring the legacy of Norman Tindale's 1938 anthropological expedition to Aboriginal communities.

Johnstone Gallery Annexe and courtyard Cintra Road

The Johnstone Gallery was a commercial art gallery that operated in Brisbane from 1950 to 1972 during a seminal time in the development of an audience for contemporary art in Australia.

Visitors view the Dont Just Count Us Let Us Count exhibition for the first time

This showcase tells the story of this historic milestone through the eyes of ACPA alumni as they reflect on the creative process, research and the performance which shaped who they are today and their understanding of the campaign to be counted.