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AMAZE Gallery

1 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Family Fragments

13 Feb 2016 to 8 May 2016

Photographic etchings by Sally McInerney; a rare insight into the private lives of one of Australia's artistic icons, Olive Cotton and her husband's family.

Imagine a City: 200 years of public architecture in NSW

20 Feb 2016 to 8 May 2016

An exploration of the remarkable impact and legacy of the NSW Government Architect’s Office.


ON TOUR - Flashback: 160 Years of Australian Fashion Photos

22 Feb 2016 to 30 Jun 2016

The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in this display, currently on tour around regional NSW.

Celebration: Jewish Community Photographs

1 Mar 2016 to 5 Jun 2016

An  intimate glimps at religious and cultural events from the Jewish community by Sydney-based Polish photographer D-Mo Zajac.

ON TOUR - Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project

18 Apr 2016 to 15 Jun 2017

A touring display of touching photographic portraits capturing NSW soldiers heading overseas to serve in World War I.

Spotfire Symposium Landscape and Language

7 May 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

In partnership with the State Library, artist Jonathan Jones and writer Ross Gibson will curate a day of presentations, conversations and performances.

Stories in Surprising Places

11 May 2016 - 10:30am to 29 Jun 2016 - 11:30am

Hark! Step into Elizabethan England with Shakepeare's words and balloon swords! Together we will share wonderful children's books and make finger puppets for the stage.

AMAZE Gallery Currently on display

AMAZE Gallery

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Governor Davey's Proclamation to the Aborigines

The Proclamation Board (1828-1830) is a four-strip pictogram aimed to communicate that those who committed violent crimes, be they Aboriginal  Australian or colonist, would be punished.