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Little Designers at State Library Queensland.

Make, art and design

Explore our collections and programs that inspire creativity.

What did you do over the last school holidays? 8 students and 9 teachers from across Queensland left their beach towels in the cupboard, and ignored t
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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 evoluti

Hear Dr Helen Douglas, an artist and publisher from Scotland who is renowned for her poetic visual narratives in artists’ books, deliver the 2017 Siganto Founda...
What did you do over the last school holidays? 8 students and 9 teachers from across Queensland left their beach towels in the cupboard, and ignored t
It is time for a Fashion Revolution – and Brisbane slow fashion practitioners are bringing together an immersive experience on April 26-28 to celebrat
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.

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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 evoluti

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

Leading book artists, Keith Smith and Scott McCarney, develop contemporary interpretations of books and bookforms.