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Australian Library of Art showcase

The Australian Library of Art showcase on level 4 provides an opportunity to discover and explore the collections of the Australian Library of Art. Visitors will also appreciate how these collections document the fine arts in Australia.


The River City, the current display

The Australian Library of Art showcase displays rare items curated from State Library's collections.

The current display of prints and artists’ books from the Australian Library of Art takes its name from an artist’s book by Brisbane artist Helen Malone. All the artists in the display have a connection to Brisbane. Many studied at Queensland College of Art.

A number of the artists – Madonna Staunton, Sebastian di Mauro, Judy Watson, Normana Wight, Luke Roberts and Joe Furlonger – are also featured in Meet the Artists in the slq Gallery on level 2. 

Curator’s tours of the Australian Library of Art showcase incorporating a mini-white gloves experience, are held monthly.

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[Untitled], 1990. Luke Roberts An altered book. Originally Journal of the century. New York: Viking, 1976.

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Artists' Book Collection
Artists' books are artworks that use the form or the concept of the book.
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The illuminated calendar
The History and the Art of the Book Collection
The History and Art of the Book showcases and preserves rare and fine books reflecting the art, craft, history and impact of the printed book.
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Mr Pat Corrigan AM presenting Lindsay family letters and correspondence to the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Club, 7 October 1997. Premier of Queensland, Rob Borbidge and Deputy Premier Joan Sheldon accepted the gift which was one of the largest donations presented to an Australian library by an individual at the time.
The Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan
This collection relates to the Lindsay family of artists and writers.
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The Australian Art Research Collection
The focus is on exhibition quality items providing exceptional examples of the book as objects.
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