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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 Saturday 20 March 2021
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.


Current highlights include handwritten poems, letters and objects associated with the life and work of writer Henry Lawson, who died 100 years ago on 2 September 1922. Also on display are rare books showing mythical sea monsters and some of the earliest European illustrations of fish in the waters around New South Wales.


Also, on display are a selection of items related to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022) and her visits to Australia, including a ‘Coronation loving cup’, a souvenir portrait from 1954, and a ‘Royal Charm Chocolates’ box commemorating the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney.


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Do we still have time for Henry Lawson?

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

The graphic design of Donald Fish

Boxes filled with artwork, illustrations, posters, photographs and advertisements mark an acclaimed designer's life.

How to colour in a ghost

The challenges of bringing a hangman known as ‘Nosey Bob’ back to life.

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