What's on

Explore the latest online events, exhibitions, workshops and talks

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.

Indigenous girl reading a book

Every Thursday of the school term, kuril dhagun and State Library of Queensland present Jarjum Stories Live!, a free streamed session involving First Nations children’s storybooks guided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives. 

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.

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.

DIY soundbox

In this online workshop series, participants will come together to customise and build their own unique percussive musical instrument, and then experiment with it sonically in a collaborative online space.

 Chinese fruit and vegetable seller Brisbane

Join Rutian Mi, the 2019 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow as he shares his research and developments from his project, The history of Chinese business in Queensland

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! Discover how magic turns into science in action.

AR Design

Get creative with new technologies in this workshop dedicated to using Augmented Reality in design.    

Rubber Band Powered devices

Power up with rubber bands with State Library this National Science Week! 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.

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.

 Inside the Government Printing Office Brisbane ca 1912

Join Louise Martin-Chew and Matthew Wengert, as they share their research and developments from their project.

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.

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.