Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography

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

What memories do the images spark? How might we learn from the first two decades of this millennium? How much has changed in the last 20 years? And most importantly, what do these images tell us about our future?

State Library has ​collected an astonishing visual archive of Queensland which has tremendous cultural and educational value to current and future generations.

Showcasing over 200 photographs – from pivotal moments in history to simple everyday life – explore the documentary images captured by Mick Richards, John Gollings, Jo​-Anne Driessens and many others.

Join us for online events such as talks, curator's tours and workshops to gain a deeper appreciation of Twenty. 


17 Jun | As it happened: Kerry O'Brien

24 Jun | Human Library online with Evie Ryder

10 Jul | The Corner at home activities with Twenty

24 Jul | The Corner at home activities with Twenty

28 Jul | Talking Ideas: Growing Up in Queensland with Benjamin and Tammy Law

12 Nov | Murrandoo Yanner: politics and people power

19 Nov | The Conversation: People, Power and Photography

Curator's talks

25 Jun | Behind the lens with Anna Thurgood

2 Jul | Interview with Brian Cassey + live Q & A

9 Jul | Interview with Jo-Anne Driessens + live Q & A

16 Jul | Interview with Stephen Booth + live Q & A 

23 Jul | Interview with Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill + live Q & A

30 Jul | Interview with John Gollings AM + live Q & A



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