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Giant student artworks transform State Library

Giant student artworks transform State Library

October 16, 2018

Announcements, News:

Larger-than-life unicorns, futuristic creatures and vibrant flowers bring to life State Library Victoria’s facade with the unveiling of an artwork spanning 27 metres by RMIT student Caro Pattle.

2018 Victorian Community History Award winners announced

2018 Victorian Community History Award winners announced

October 10, 2018

Our stories:

A book about the history of mental health during the gold rush in Victoria has been awarded top prize at the 2018 Victorian Community History Awards.

Banned books

Banned books

September 26, 2018

Arts & literature, Our stories:

Throughout history, when those in power have felt threatened by the ‘dangerous’ ideas contained in the pages of books, the offending books have been banned, stripped from shelves, and even burned. But censorship isn’t just a thing of the past. Take a look at prohibited and censored books, old and new.

Major $20,000 public art commission awarded to Melbourne artist, Tai Snaith

Major $20,000 public art commission awarded to Melbourne artist, Tai Snaith

September 21, 2018

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

A large-scale public artwork by Melbourne artist Tai Snaith was unveiled inside the first of the new spaces officially opened as part of State Library Victoria’s $88.1 million redevelopment project.

New program to kickstart creative startups

New program to kickstart creative startups

June 7, 2018

News:

Victorian creativity and business nous are set to combine with the announcement of Foundry658, a new Victorian Government business development program aimed to kickstart the next generation of creative and cultural businesses.

Isabella Fraser Room design render

State Library Victoria named best specialty venue in Australia

May 11, 2018

Events, News:

State Library Victoria has been named one of Australia’s best venues by the events industry national peak body. The Library won the ‘best unique event venue without accommodation’ category at… Read More ›

Haruki Murakami viewing the iconic the Latrobe Reading Room.

Behind the scenes with a special guest, Haruki Murakami

April 27, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria was delighted to host a special guest recently – internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who visited the library for a special behind-the-scenes tour on a recent… Read More ›

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

2018 Inky Award longlist announced; teen judges invited to apply

March 1, 2018

News:

The longlist for the 2018 Inky Awards, Australia’s national teen choice awards for young adult literature, has been announced today.

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

State Library Victoria brings books to life for White Night Melbourne

February 16, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria will once again open its doors after dark for the sixth annual White Night Melbourne.

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

February 2, 2018

News:

Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s prestigious annual fellowships program, with a new specialist fellowship for Victorian Aboriginal researchers offered from 2018.