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Home exhibition opening in the State Library of Queensland. Photo by Joe Ruckli.

Exhibitions

Watercolour and crayon illustration

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages is a free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Digitally adapted from an illustration in the The crocodile

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

Inside the Paragon Cafe at Dalby Queensland ca 1936

Moussaka. Souvlaki. Paniyiri. Baklava. Today, Queenslanders love Greek food and culture. However, Meet me at the Paragon explores an untold past.

Past Exhibitions

Close up view of Overwintering Showcase

Experience the robins, curlews and egrets nesting in our Australian Library of Art collection showcase about birds, flight and their seasonal migration patterns. 

Rock against racism concert

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.

Plantation Voices

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

Image of home in West End from 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley house photographs collection

Home: a suburban obsession is about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses.

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The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories. Palm Island and Our People acknowledges the centenary of the first placement of people to the island as an Aboriginal Reserve and explores the history of this tropical paradise.

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