Free Exhibitions at State Library of Queensland

There’s a story around every corner at State Library of Queensland in South Brisbane, where art, culture, and history lovers can explore ever-changing exhibitions and showcases – all free!

Deaf in dance

On level 1, kuril dhagun is a First Nations cultural space with curated displays honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ millennia-old storytelling tradition.

Feel the beat when Deaf in dance opens on Saturday, May 25, showcasing the Deaf Indigenous Dance  Group (DIDG) from Far North Queensland with a captivating exhibition featuring artworks, performances and digital stories.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023

The flagship slq Gallery on level 2 features exhibitions that delve into Queensland’s social and cultural history.

Celebrating photographic portraiture in Australia, the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 is a fascinating free exhibition on display until Sunday, July 7.  

In the Heritage Suite on level 4, Extraordinary stories shines a light on the remarkable lives of everyday Queenslanders through photos, videos and other memorabilia.

The Heritage Suite is also home to the Talbot Family Treasures Wall of unique Queensland collection items, and the Australian Library of Art showcase of rare books.

The Gallery Walk takes visitors on a self-guided tour of State Library’s exhibition spaces and public artworks – there's even a collection of vintage teacups to admire.

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State Library of Queensland 

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

Opening hours

3840 7666


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