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Extraordinary First Nations theatre-maker Andrea James wins top honours for women playwrights

Her playwriting was described by the judges as “unruly, delightful and heartbreaking”.

World Press Photo Exhibition opening at Library

Thursday 19 May 2022

View more than 100 powerful and evocative images.

Winners announced for 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Monday 16 May 2022

A total of $295,00 was awarded across 12 prizes.

Shortlists announced for 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Tuesday 5 April 2022
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have just been shortlisted.

Six Sydney cultural institutions join forces to launch new advertising campaign 'Find Yourself'

Tuesday 1 March 2022
You've never seen Sydney's iconic art, history and culture like this before.

State Library secures landmark map of Australian exploration

Monday 21 February 2022

An extremely rare 17th century map believed to be the earliest to document Australia’s northwest coastline is now on public display.

Entries open for the NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monday 21 February 2022

A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to winners.

New rooftop bar launching on State Library’s iconic Mitchell Building

Wednesday 15 December 2021
The Library Bar offers unique views of the Harbour and Sydney skyline.