Archive for July, 2015

Interior views of cinema: Harold Paynting

Melbourne International Film Festival; that’s entertainment!

July 31, 2015

Arts, Film:

It’s that time of year again when Melbourne’s cinephiles either come to work bleary-eyed and tetchy, or just take a couple of weeks off and disappear into darkened cinemas around town.

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

July 24, 2015

Arts:

Its been 46 years since astronauts first walked on the moon, but artists the world over have been travelling there for centuries.

Ms Kate Torney

ABC Director of News to take the helm of State Library Victoria

July 24, 2015

News:

The President of the Library Board of Victoria, Mr John Wylie AM, today announced the appointment of Ms Kate Torney as the new Chief Executive Officer of State Library Victoria.

The great flood of 1891

The great flood of 1891

July 20, 2015

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

In July 1891, non stop rain over a weekend saw the Yarra break its bank and flood surrounding suburbs- leaving thousands homeless.

National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015

Mining for treasure, or digging deep for art

July 17, 2015

Arts, Visual arts:

S.T.Gill is perhaps best known for his iconic visions of everyday life on the goldfields, and a quick search of our catalogue shows that he was not alone in finding a rich vein of inspiration in the more industrial side of life.

The conscience of colonial society

The conscience of colonial society

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Shortly it will be the 200th anniversary of Samuel Thomas Gill’s birth in Somerset in England. STG, as he was universally known, died unrecognised on the steps of the GPO in Melbourne in 1880.

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

How to make a 19th-century papercraft dog

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Today we paws to celebrate the work of 19th-century Australian artist ST Gill, the subject of our new exhibition Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill.

Rare Book Week is around the corner

Rare Book Week is around the corner

July 14, 2015

News:

Melbourne Rare Book Week is upon us for another year, beginning on Thursday 16 July.

New ebooks on our new ebookshelf

New ebooks on our new ebookshelf

July 14, 2015

News:

One of the best things about Mondays in the Library is the new book display. Each Monday some of the new printed books we have bought, catalogued and labelled are put on the shelves.

Reading Matters

Reading Matters

July 9, 2015

News:

Earlier this year, we held our 11th biennial Reading Matters program, a unique mix of festival events, workshops and conference talks.