Stories Featured stories Australian Inspiration Art and culture This is the story of Julie Paterson, one of Australia’s best known contemporary textile designers, and her design journey of drawing inspiration from the collection. The TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection Art and culture Discovery Natural world Six volumes of exquisite Australian natural history drawings dating from the first days of settlement. PopularShow AllPopularShow AllPopular Search Topic AnyArt and cultureDiscoveryHistoryIndigenousNatural worldPeopleAbout the State LibraryBehind the scenesPartnershipsCurrent exhibitionCollection itemAnyArt and cultureDiscoveryHistoryIndigenousNatural worldPeopleAbout the State LibraryBehind the scenesPartnershipsCurrent exhibitionCollection item Topic Format AudioBlogImageIn DepthQuick ReadsVideoAudioBlogImageIn DepthQuick ReadsVideo Story Format Search Reset All Under the sun by Claire MonnerayeArt and culture Discovery Current exhibition Max Dupain’s Sunbaker has inspired an exhibition of contemporary and thought-provoking artworks. Boy oh boy! by Cathy PerkinsArt and culture Behind the scenes Current exhibition In 25 years at the State Library, our Curator of Photographs has seen four people cry. The modern garden by Howard TannerCurrent exhibition Outstanding gardens are revealed by leading photographers in a new exhibition.