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 Saturday 11 February 2023
Admission: Free


State Library of New South Wales
1 Shakespeare Place

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

Sydneyphiles Reimagined 

As part of the Sydney WorldPride 2023 celebrations, see a contemporary interpretation of photographer William Yang’s breakthrough 1977 exhibition. View over 200 images, including vintage prints, and become immersed in the heady days of Yang’s early career and the aftermath of the show’s success. On display until Sunday 18 June 2023.

Other highlights 

Also on show are rarely seen items from the collection documenting the stories and experiences of LGBTQI+ people, handwritten poems, letters and objects associated with the life and work of writer Henry Lawson, who died 100 years ago on 2 September 1922, and rare books showing mythical sea monsters and some of the earliest European illustrations of fish in the waters around New South Wales. 

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William Yang and Sydney

A landmark 1977 exhibition was a snapshot of the city.

Pride (R)evolution

Pride Month
Saturday 18 February 2023 to Sunday 9 July 2023

This major exhibition takes a queer lens to the State Library’s vast collection and shares more than 20 untold stories that celebrate LGBTQI+ communities. 

Do we still have time for Henry Lawson?

It is 100 years since the famous writer and chronicler of bush life died.

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