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 items associated with the infamous hangman Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard of Darlinghurst Gaol, a selection of recipe books to celebrate the centenary of the Country Women’s Association of NSW, letters between cricketing legends Sir Donald Bradman and Richie Benaud, a curious jigsaw map from 1820, a goldminer’s sketchbook and 19th century fashion guides.


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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.

Big bold botanicals

What could a twentieth-century artist’s book by surrealist Salvador Dali have in common with an early nineteenth-century French volume documenting the plants in a famous garden?

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