2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Winners
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. A total of $305,000 was offered across 12 prizes. Carrie Tiffany won the Christina Stead Prize (Fiction) for Mateship with Birds, and Book of the Year was awarded to Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby-Eckermann.
New exhibition: Magnum: On Set
The Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition showcases 116 intimate portraits of actors and directors, including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe (pictured). On show until 23 June. Presented in association with the Head On Photo Festival. Magnum contact sheets are available from The Library Shop. Image: © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
New exhibition: Head On Portrait Prize
See the winners and finalists in Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait prize, now in its 10th year. The winning entry was ‘Stanford’ by Jonathan May. Presented by the Head On Photo Festival in association with the State Library.
Image: ‘Kite Catchers’ by Mercurio Alvarado Mendez
New display: iAfghanistan
Benjamin Lowy: iAfghanistan is one of five fantastic photographic exhibitions on show at the Library in May, presented in association with the Head On Photo Festival. See an exciting series of images from Afghanistan captured by the prominent American photojournalist on his iPhone!
New display: Black on White
Black on White: Photographs by Belinda Mason is a unique photo project by the award-winning photographer who presents insights into the views Indigenous communities have of white Australia. On show now at the State Library, Level 1.
New to AMAZE: Celebrating the crossing
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains we have refreshed our AMAZE gallery with 36 fascinating objects, including an original letter by Frenchman Francis Louis Barrallier who made the first recognised attempt in 1802. He was a day away from achieving his goal but had to turn back due to food and water shortages.
New Library app to 'cure your curiosity'
The Library has partnered with Art Processors to create an innovative new app that delivers the curiosities of our amazing collections and historic Mitchell building direct to your mobile device. Free download at the iTunes AppStore or Google Play Store. In-house devices are also available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 11am to 3pm.