What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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A young Sudanese man stand with his hand on his heart, mid sentence. He is surrounded by a crowd holding up their mobile phones to illuminate him.

Until 18 October you can view the world’s best photojournalism from 2019 in our galleries.

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Historical and contemporary photographs of people wearing masks in the street, side by side.

PANDEMIC!

5 September 2020 to 24 January 2021
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This display compares two pandemics, one century apart.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

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

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A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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Australia is in the depths of the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression. And while governments rightly focus on kickstarting economic recovery, in the longer-term, productivity is what matters for improving our living standards.

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Draw with Andrea - Dolphin

Thursday
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 4pm to 4:30pm
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Simple drawing activities for little people!

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The B List with Bri Lee & Rebecca Giggs

Thursday
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

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Birds of a feather

Monday
Monday, 28 September 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Spring has arrived so why not create a bird feeder to encourage birds to visit your home!

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Friends Event: Evocative scenes of everyday life

Tuesday
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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Join Louise Anemaat as she introduces us to a recent Library acquisition, The Town Band, 1951 by Australian artist, Herbert Badham. 

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Children's authors Libby and Lisa Hathorn

Author workshop with Libby and Lisa

Tuesday
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 1pm to 1:45pm
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Libby and Lisa share No! Never! , the fabulous new book that they have written together. They will then share their top tips for writing.

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Draw with Andrea - funny faces

Wednesday
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 10am to 10:30am
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Funny, furious, friendly or frightful – draw faces of all sorts!

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Secret codes, ciphers and more

Thursday
Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 1pm to 1:45pm
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Psst! Have you ever wanted to send a secret message to someone? You’re not alone!

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