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Koori Knockout: 50 years

24 Sep 2022 to 27 Aug 2023

Over 30,000 spectators. Countless sporting heroes. One tournament. Take a front row seat in this major celebration of First Nations sporting...

Koori Knockout supporters in stands, seated and standing.
  • Exhibition

Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books

9 Jul 2022 to 9 Jul 2023

Stories and characters from much-loved Australian picture books come to life in this celebration of children’s literature. 

Illustration of a forest of black trees and ferns and mushrooms in the foreground
  • Exhibition

Kill or Cure? A Taste of Medicine

30 Jul 2022 to 22 Jan 2023

An immersive exhibition looking at how western medicine understood health, disease and treatments from the 15th century to the 19th century. 

Kill or cure visual ID
  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Grand Vistas - Panoramas from the collection 

27 May 2022 to 16 Apr 2023

Travel across Australia and see the world through 19th century panoramas from the Library’s collection.

Panorama of the Swan River Settlement / watercolour drawing by Jane Eliza Currie
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Selection of colourful drawings of fish
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Paintings from the Collection

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.
  • Guided Tour
  • Onsite
  • Free

A few of our favourite things with Sarah Morley

Thursday
Thu 29 Sep 2022
  • series: Curator Talks

Join curator, Sarah Morley, as she leads you through our exhibition galleries and shares some of her favourite collection items!

Sarah Morley stands in a bright lime green and pastel purple exhibition gallery surrounded by illustrations and collection items on display. Sarah wears a blue dress and black tights and has blonde hair with a fringe. She has an armful of picture books.
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

The B List with Amy Odell

Thursday
Thu 29 Sep 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

This month Bri Lee is in conversation with fashion journalist and author Amy Odell, about her book Anna.

Bri Lee sits in a library room with shelves filled with colourful old books with gold lettering on their spines behind her and piles of books on the table in front of her. Bri smiles and holds up a copy of Anna by Amy Odell.
  • Guided Tour
  • Learning
  • Onsite
  • Free

Imagine tour

Tuesday
Tue 4 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Bring the whole family on a tour of our picture book exhibition and discover some fabulous stories from behind-the-scenes at the Library.

Two children standing in front of a wall decorated with graphics
  • Workshop
  • Learning
  • Online
  • Free

Anna Fienberg - Author Workshop

Tuesday
Tue 4 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Join Anna Feinberg, author of the Tashi series, for a magical hour of imagination and inspiration! 

Author Anne Feinberg standing in front of a white wall
  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

John Zubrzycki: Teaching Tango in Shanghai

Tuesday
Tue 4 Oct 2022
  • series: Scholar Talks

Hear the extraordinary stories of how Australian entertainers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries took audiences in Asia by storm.

John Zubrzycki sits on some marble stairs holding a book open. He has grey hair and black glasses, and is wearing a navy blazer with blue jeans. He smiles at the camera.
  • Guided Tour
  • Learning
  • Onsite
  • Free

Imagine tour

Tuesday
Tue 4 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Bring the whole family on a tour of our picture book exhibition and discover some fabulous stories from behind-the-scenes at the Library.

A child standing in front of an exhibition case