Exhibitions

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond now open.

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond now open.

March 9, 2012

Announcements, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

The largest exhibition of illustrated Persian manuscripts in Australia’s history is now open at the State Library of Victoria.

Labour Day Monday 12 March 2012

Labour Day Monday 12 March 2012

March 2, 2012

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on Monday 12 March during the Labour Day public holiday.

Artists’ books – a Q and A with Sarah Bodman

Artists’ books – a Q and A with Sarah Bodman

September 26, 2011

Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Sarah Bodman is Senior Research Fellow for Artists’ Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, author of Creating artists’ books and editor of Artist’s book yearbook and the journal The blue notebook. Here she answers some questions about artists’ books ahead of her lecture at the Library tonight – Books of all stripes: artists’ publishing in the 21st century.

Photography competition winners announced

Photography competition winners announced

September 19, 2011

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The As modern as tomorrow photography competition winners were announced last Thursday at an event hosted by Broadsheet in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Beautiful artists’ books on show

Beautiful artists’ books on show

August 10, 2011

Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010 is a new display that showcases beautiful limited-edition books by 20 Melbourne artists and printmakers. In the digital era the future… Read More ›

Ned Kelly’s armour returns from National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour returns from National Museum

August 3, 2011

Exhibitions, News:

After a six month absence, Ned Kelly’s armour is returning home to the State Library.

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

Installation of ‘Blue Skies’ begins

March 17, 2011

Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Work has begun at the State Library of Victoria to complete and hang Blue Skies, a dramatic art installation by Melbourne artist Trinh Vu.

Congratulations Shaun Tan!

February 28, 2011

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Melbourne based illustrator and filmmaker Shaun Tan has won an Academy Award® for best animated short film with The Lost Thing.

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

February 25, 2011

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, one of Australia’s most iconic objects, is leaving its home at the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’.

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

January 17, 2011

Exhibitions, News:

Judges have their work cut out for them as State Library mail bags fill with high quality entries for the Look! Draw a story competition.