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Amaze Gallery

Amaze Gallery

The Amaze Gallery features an ever-changing display of remarkable items from the Library’s collection.

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Opens Friday 19 March 2021
Admission: Free


State Library of New South Wales
1 Shakespeare Place

The Amaze Gallery features an ever-changing display of remarkable items from the Library’s collection. 


Highlights include portraits of prominent women by Sydney artist Peter Kingston; illustrated logbooks from the voyage of the Kathleen Gillett (1947–48) by Jack Earl, one of the founders of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race; a small selection of original illustrations by May Gibbs for her book Little Obelia, and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie; and works by all five of the Ginger Meggs cartoonists, including Sydney artist James ‘Jimmy’ Bancks, the creator of Ginger Meggs.

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Daring and devotion

The art of Sydney couple George and Charis Schwarz defies neat categories, but their body of work will be preserved.

Celebrating 100 years of Little Obelia

In time for the Christmas present rush 100 years ago — in November 1921 — May Gibbs released her third and final full-length book featuring her trademark gumnut babies.

Happy 100th birthday Ginger!

Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip character and national icon, burst to life on 13 November 1921.

Spine tingling

Looking closely at the spine could unlock the mystery of a rare book, or it could raise more questions.

Mutiny & murder

The horrific tale of the Batavia shipwreck became one of the first true crime bestsellers.

Kathleen’s voyage: A love story

These beautifully illustrated logbooks record a detailed account of the circumnavigation of the world by the deep-sea cruising yacht Kathleen Gillett.

What about the sheilas?

Peter Kingston couldn’t please everyone in his artist’s book Sheilas, but the result is a special piece of work.

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