Take a selfie and help make history at the NSW State Library

Friday 5 October 2018

Share your selfie on Instagram and become part of the biggest public display in history at the State Library of NSW, from TOMORROW [6 October 2018].

#NewSelfWales is an exciting new project which is turning everyday selfies into an immersive exhibition experience where you’ll be able to find yourself in the Library – literally!

State Librarian Dr John Vallance says, “We’re asking people from all corners of the state to get involved, get creative and share their portraits using the hashtag #NewSelfWales.”

“These portraits will feature alongside thousands from the State Library’s collection and from people around NSW, and ultimately become part of history as the Library captures the contemporary face of NSW in 2018,” says Dr Vallance.

#NewSelfWales is one of six free exhibitions to be launched as part of the grand opening of the State Library’s major new galleries, in the newly transformed Mitchell Building, this
Saturday 6 October.

Selfies taken by the public will join over 3,000 intriguing objects handpicked from the Library’s underground stacks to go on display – many for the very first time – across areas of the Mitchell not open to the public before.

“If you’re not on Instagram, you can upload your portraits in real-time using the in-gallery photo booth when #NewSelfWales opens,” says Paula Bray, head of the Library’s DX Lab which has created this interactive experience.

Download full media release (407KB PDF)