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  • Film
  • Onsite
  • Free

Silent Film Festival Program

Sunday
Sun 3 Mar 2024
  • series: Silent Film Festival

Upcoming 2024 Silent Film Festival sessions at the Library. 

charlie chaplin in a spotlight
  • Exhibition
  • Free
  • On Site

Charles Rodius

17 Jun 2023 to 12 May 2024

Discover the story behind Australia's rejected and forgotten portrait artist, Charles Rodius (1802-1860).

Sydney Harbour from Cumberland Place watercolour
  • Exhibition
  • Free
  • On Site

Action! Film & War

7 Oct 2023 to 28 Apr 2024

An exhibition about the power of moving images to record and shape Australia’s history.

Black and white photograph of man with moving picture camera
  • Exhibition
  • Free
  • On Site

Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

21 Oct 2023 to 28 Apr 2024

See the winners and finalists selected from the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Nikon prize winner
  • Exhibition
  • Free
  • On Site

Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari

7 Oct 2023 to 5 May 2024

(they made them a long time ago)

Collage of objects from the exhibition Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari
  • Exhibition
  • Free
  • On Site

Shot

29 Oct 2023 to 3 Nov 2024

400 photographs | 200 photographers | 3 centuries

Composite image with three photographic images from the Shot exhibition
  • 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.
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

See an ever-changing display of remarkable items from the Library’s collection.

AmazeGallery
  • Virtual excursion
  • Online
  • Free

Going places: Migration to Australia

Tuesday
Tue 5 Mar 2024, 9.30 am
  • series: Schools

We’ll investigate reasons for migrating and uncover different journeys over the sea. 

  • Talk
  • Online
  • Free

Kelly Lewer: Elsie’s Refuge – a safe space for women at risk

Tuesday
Tue 5 Mar 2024, 11.00 am
  • series: Scholar Talks

Dr Kelly Lewer shares her research on Elsie's Refuge – the first women’s refuge in Australia.

Headshot
  • Virtual excursion
  • Online
  • Free

History skills: Evaluating sources

Wednesday
Wed 6 Mar 2024, 11.30 am
  • series: Schools

Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion.

Paintings on blue wall
  • Workshop
  • Online

HSC History Extension: writing the project

Wednesday
Wed 6 Mar 2024, 3.30 pm
  • series: HSC
  • series: Schools

Join us for a NEW HSC History seminar focusing on writing the Project.  

history extension writing wirkshop brand with mitchel library and museums nsw in background