#NewSelfWales

#NewSelfWales

What does the face of NSW look like in 2018? Help us find out by sharing your portrait on Instagram using the hashtag #NewSelfWales, or by taking a photo of yourself in this interactive exhibition. Your portrait will feature alongside thousands of others from the Library’s collection and from people around NSW.

More info: dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/newselfwales

Exhibition
Saturday 6 October 2018 to Sunday 17 February 2019
  1. Today
    1. 9 am to 8 pm
  2. Tomorrow
    1. 9 am to 5 pm
  3. Saturday
    1. 10 am to 5 pm
  4. Sunday
    1. 10 am to 5 pm
  5. Monday
    1. 9 am to 5 pm
  6. Tuesday
    1. 9 am to 5 pm
  7. Wednesday
    1. 9 am to 5 pm
Admission: Free

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#NewSelfWales

What does the face of NSW look like in 2018? Help us find out by sharing your portrait on Instagram using the hashtag #NewSelfWales, or by taking a photo of yourself in this interactive exhibition. Your portrait will feature alongside thousands of others from the Library’s collection and from people around NSW.

More info: dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/newselfwales

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