Life at home with the Helsham family outside Moranbah 2014

Through documentary photography and multimedia, this unique project focused on aspects of life for the people in the mining towns of Dalby and Moranbah, exploring the interplay between community, commerce and resources. 

The project was run by the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, University of Queensland School of Journalism and Communication, and Queensland University of Technology. A similar project was conducted in Chinchilla in 2017. [Acc 29871]

Saviges Seafoods Bongaree Bribie Island

The images photographed by interdisciplinary artists Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart capture buildings and structures during the time of the day when the afterglow of sunset and the glow of streetlights transforms our everyday experience of place. 

In these photographs, the everyday street scenes and buildings we are used to seeing during the day take on a dramatic appearance in the changed light. Artists Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart travelled to different parts of the state, including Aratula, Childers, Bribie Island and Miles. [Acc 32529]  

Ahmed Yusef seated at a table outside the Umdorman Cafe  Restaurant in Moorooka Queensland 2013

This collection of mainly colour images taken along Beaudesert Road features Queensland migrant residents living in Moorooka, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane. 

Having arrived in Queensland from different parts of Africa including Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Congo, and Zimbabwe, photojournalist Dean Saffron photographed mainly portraits of members of the community. [Acc 29149]

 

Close up of group of supporters after march at Marriage Equality Rally in Brisbane 2011

State Library of Queensland started collecting print posters, ephemera, oral histories, costumes and photographs recording the diversity of LGBTIQ+ communities in Queensland including evidence of the ongoing struggle for recognition and same-sex marriage equality which became legal in December 2017.   

Gathering for the anti-war protest Botanic Gardens Brisbane 2003

This small collection of 15 colour photographs taken in Brisbane on 16 February, 2003 shows the extent of public sentiment at the anti-Iraq war demonstration that was staged as a peaceful rally. The mass protest marched through the streets of the city ending at the Botanic Gardens.

The images were taken by State Library of Queensland’s Senior photographer Reina Irmer. [APU-66]  

Children flock to the plane to greet Santa Claus as part of Christmas celebrations in Birdsville ca 1960

Dr Peter Godbolt took the 164 colour transparencies in this collection featuring  images on board the ship 'Melbedir' in the Torres Strait Islands, people of Darnley and Saibai islands, Dr Tim O'Leary and the Flying Doctor Service out of Charleville, and various locations in north Queensland including Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown, the Atherton Tablelands and Chillagoe. Also included are 1960s photos of Birdsville. [Acc 29829]

Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive, 1986-2016  

A collection of drawings and paintings (works on paper) made by children aged between 12 months and 12 years from 1986 to 2016.

The Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive consists of more than 2000 works by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China.   
 
Many of the drawings and paintings are created by Queensland children, depicting their social world, human rights and understanding of the future, and includes art created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Works digitised for the exhibition Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters can be viewed on the State Library of Queensland catalogue, One Search. [Acc 7116]  

Dr Piscatelli AM talks about her work and vision for the Children’s Art Archive in a digital story created for the exhibition Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters.