Music and the passing of a good friend

Music and the passing of a good friend

June 23, 2010

Arts:

Kevin McBeath in Facade by William Walton Not a recent recording by any means, but a fitting tribute to the passing of one of the State Library’s great friends and… Read More ›

Turandot – Free Screening.

Turandot – Free Screening.

June 22, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday June 23rd one of our fortnightly screenings is scheduled in Arts. A spectacular production of Puccini’s classic opera, Turandot, will be playing. Recorded Live in an open-air performance at… Read More ›

2010 Library Fellowships announced

June 18, 2010

Announcements, News, Uncategorized:

Today, the recipients of the 2010 Library Creative Fellowships program and Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards were announced.

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

June 17, 2010

Arts, Film:

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is upon us yet again. Along with the many new names and wildly varied images on display, there are also a number of showcases covering… Read More ›

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

June 16, 2010

Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 16th June at 6:30pm you can catch the recent rockumentary, CSNY: Déjà vu. The film… Read More ›

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

June 15, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 16th June at 6:30pm you can catch the recent rockumentary, CSNY: Déjà vu. The film… Read More ›

Family History Feast bookings now open!

June 15, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family History Feast : our annual day of free information sessions for family historians is to be held on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the State… Read More ›

What’s new on the Arts shelves

What’s new on the Arts shelves

June 13, 2010

Arts, Film, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

The Drawings of Bronzino This beautiful new book from Yale University Press highlights the wonderful draughtsmanship of Mannerist artist Agnolo Bronzino who was a pupil of the great Pontormo. It can be found… Read More ›

Vicnet wins internet best practice award

June 11, 2010

Announcements, News:

Vicnet has won the Best Diversity Initiative of 2009 in the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards.

Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

June 10, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

As well as holding a wide selection of popular culture artefacts in the Arts Collection, we also love and lap up many examples of highly unpopular culture. One of the… Read More ›

Such was life

The 1967 referendum

The 1967 referendum

May 26, 2017 2 comments

On 27 May 1967, Australians voted in record numbers to alter two sections of the Constitution so it no longer discriminated against Aboriginal people. The landslide ‘yes’ vote was seen as a watershed moment in Australian political history.

Arts

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

May 18, 2017 2 comments

YVR = Ballarat Vintage Recordings.  This sequence contains several collections of vinyl recordings that include the ABC Sound Library, Kevin James Collection, Betty Pounder Collection, and Ron White Collection.  They are stored… Read More ›