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State Library Victoria calls for 2019 fellowship applications

State Library Victoria calls for 2019 fellowship applications

February 20, 2019

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Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s major annual fellowships program, which encourages creative Australians to draw on the Library’s extensive collection for new work.

Melbourne Writers Festival moves to State Library Victoria

Melbourne Writers Festival moves to State Library Victoria

February 5, 2019

Announcements, News:

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) and State Library Victoria today announced a major partnership that will see our city’s biggest and best literary arts festival take up residence in Australia’s busiest… Read More ›

A $2 million donation to State Library Victoria puts kids in charge

A $2 million donation to State Library Victoria puts kids in charge

January 29, 2019

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Young Victorians keen to read and learn will be the main beneficiaries of the most recent $2 million donation to State Library Victoria.

John Marsden awarded Dromkeen Medal for children’s literature

John Marsden awarded Dromkeen Medal for children’s literature

December 27, 2018

Announcements, News:

John Marsden has received the 2018 Dromkeen medal for his enduring passion for and contribution to Australian children’s literature and children’s education. Find out which books were important to him as a child.

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.

Discover your transformed State Library

Discover your transformed State Library

October 3, 2018

Library services, News:

As well as opening new spaces and entrances at the Library, we’ve introduced new ways of interacting with Library staff, collections and services. Get to know your Library with this guide to what’s 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.

Australia’s golden age of cycling

Australia’s golden age of cycling

July 20, 2018

Exhibitions, Our stories, People & professions:

Cheering echoed throughout the streets of Sydney in November 1937 as some 60,000 people gathered along the last 80 kilometres of Hubert Opperman’s epic trans-continental ride. Once as famous as cricketer Don Bradman, endurance cyclist ‘Oppy’ is currently featured in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition. Discover objects from his career, loaned to us by Museums Victoria.

Cremorne Gardens from South Side of Yarra nr Col- Andersons, ST Gill, 1855

On a visit to the Cremorne Gardens

June 13, 2018

Cities & towns, Exhibitions, People & professions:

Opened in 1853 on the banks of the Yarra River, the Cremorne Gardens was Melbourne’s first amusement park. Featuring fireworks displays, tightrope dancers and Australia’s first hot air balloon ascent, the gardens brought theatre and spectacle to the newly established British colony.

New program to kickstart creative startups

New program to kickstart creative startups

June 7, 2018

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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.