What's on

Explore the latest online events, exhibitions, workshops and talks

Tensegrity Table apparently defying gravity

Use cardboard, string and a bit of patience to learn how tension and compression create tensegrity. Build one for your desk! Amaze your friends with your ability to apparently defy gravity!

TCAH boxes

This Friday, join Walter and get creative with cardboard boxes, it’s amazing the things you can do with a simple box! 

Close up of Birds of tin poster

See it first here! Take a digital sneak peek into State Library’s latest exhibition Cut Copy: Brisbane Music Posters 1977-1987.

Cultural educator outdoor weaving

Celebrate First Nations culture, language and stories with a number of events and activities for adults and children alike.

Poster collage

What was your first Brisbane gig? Remember the music, the locations, the attitude and the style through State Library's extensive music poster and handbill collections.

Rubber Band Powered devices

Rubber bands are safe and cheap. They store energy like a battery and are reusable for so many things. Find out how by twisting, stretching, turning and even heating them – make things move at home.

Audio mixing desk setup for live performance by The Go-Betweens Brisbane 6 August 2005

Join Seth Ellis, the 2019 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence as he shares his research and developments from his project.

Steven Oliver stands in foreground on cliff ocean in background

Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) is back for 2020.  Across 11 days, BIFF celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture.

Big Voices

Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a  journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they view themselves, their lives, their rights and their future.

Dangerous Women visual identity text and pink feathers

In the first of its kind, Dangerous Women delves into the lives of Queensland risk takers and rule breakers unperturbed by stereotypes and unfunctional footwear.

Learning Languages with State Library Resources

Join us for monthly webinar sessions which will provide an overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language resources from State Library collections, including our online interactive languages map.

Close up portrait of a camel musterer in the outback

Remember, see and feel the last 20 years through Twenty – an online exhibition of State Library of Queensland’s contemporary photography collection​s.

Zach Weir mustering cattle Davenport Downs Station 22 March 2020

Witness the fascinating 80Hz Sound Lab as images taken from the State Library's collection are transformed and digitally translated into musical compositions using metadata.

Virtual Meetups on Slack

While the Fabrication Lab has been closed with pandemic restrictions we’ve been creating a community for makers on Slack.


Created by big kids for little kids, Kindergo is a free reading app that empowers children aged 2-7 to read by themselves.

Women workers on the production line at Peters Arctic Delicacy Company factory West End Brisbane

Join Tricia King, the 2019 Place Making Fellow, as she shares her research and developments from her project.