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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
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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

Pride (R)evolution

18 Feb 2023 to 9 Jul 2023
  • series: Pride Month

This major exhibition takes a queer lens to the State Library’s vast collection and shares more than 20 untold stories that celebrate LGBTQI+...

Collage of images from the 2023 Pride (R)evolution exhibition
  • Exhibition
  • Ongoing
  • Free

Amaze Gallery

Current highlights include William Yang’s Sydneyphiles Reimagined.

Group of people in the Amaze Gallery
  • 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

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
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For all time: Shakespeare in print

8 Jul 2023 to 25 Feb 2024

Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare in this exciting celebration marking the 400th anniversary of his First Folio.