What's On

A man opening a gate with a swarm of reporters and photographers behind him.

View the world’s best photojournalism from 2018, selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest, now in its 62nd year.

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Dead Central

25 May 2019 to 17 November 2019
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Thousands of people travel now through Central Station every day, but how many know what once lay beneath it?  Dead Central will take you on a journey back to 19th century Sydney, to rediscover a place you thought you knew. 

 

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Old black and white photograph of men sitting at the bottom of a large fig tree making boomerangs. A beach can be seen in the background.

A new project by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones, who has collaborated with four Sydney elders — Uncle Chicka, Aunty Esme, Aunty Sandra and Uncle Dennis — to tell a very personal story of Aboriginal Sydney.

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Generations

1 March 2019 to 18 August 2019
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Recording the stories of newly arrived migrants and refugees.

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A personal look at children’s lives during the First World War.

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A painting of a view of Government House, with emus in the garden in the foreground and a horseman on the garden track.

Amaze Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 December 2021
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An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

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The Collectors’ Gallery

6 October 2018 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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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paintings from the Collection

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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