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  • Free

World Press Photo 2022

21 May 2022 to 19 Jun 2022

See the world’s best photojournalism in our galleries.

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  • Exhibition
  • On Site

Nexus

8 Nov 2021 to 30 Jun 2022

For 200 years the Royal Society of New South Wales has been a nexus of ideas and discovery, challenging us to think differently.

Starry sky
  • Exhibition
  • Free

Dyarubbin

27 Mar 2021 to 28 Aug 2022

Darug knowledge-holders, artists and educators Leanne Watson, Jasmine Seymour, Erin Wilkins and Rhiannon Wright share their culture and stories of...

Sackville Reach, Dyarubbin (Hawkesbury River) photograph by Joy Lai  2020 
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

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

Book spines
  • 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.
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Gallipoli: in their words

Thursday
Thu 26 May 2022
  • series: Schools

Delve into the State Library’s rich World War 1 collection to discover the lived experience of those who served at Gallipoli. 

  • Guided Tour
  • Onsite
  • Free

A few of our favourite things: Guided Tour

Thursday
Thu 26 May 2022

The Library’s curatorial team are eager to lead you through our exhibition galleries and share their favourite collection items!

Curator Geoff Barker holding a photo image of ice and water landscape
  • Talk
  • Onsite and online
  • Free

The B List with Michelle Cahill

Thursday
Thu 26 May 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed. Bri Lee and Michelle Cahill will be in conversation later in 2022.

Bri Lee holding a copy of the book Daisy and Woolf
  • Movie
  • Onsite

Nosferatu

Thursday
Thu 26 May 2022
  • series: Silent Film Festival

Nosferatu is the original Dracula movie – and still, after 100 years, one of the scariest.

Black and white film still from film Nosferatu (1922)
  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

The Party

Saturday
Sat 28 May 2022

Join us at the State Library, where the national archives of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA)  are held, to celebrate the release of Stuart...

book cover of The Party
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

The First Fleet

Monday
Mon 30 May 2022
  • series: Schools

Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about the First Fleet.

  • Talk
  • Onsite
  • Free

The Secret Wife

Tuesday
Tue 31 May 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Join us at the Library as Suzanne Leal and Mark Lamprell celebrate Mark’s latest release The Secret Wife.

Head shot image of author Mark Lamprell