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Image by Sylvia Liber Illawarra Mercury titled Deep Love for Dance

2018 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition

Date: 1 February 2019 to 7 April 2019

Location: State Library Gallery

Note: Open during library hours

See the biggest stories of 2018 in sport, politics and daily life through the lenses of Australia's best press photographers.

Horsedrawn trade display 1912 PRG 280 1 14 587

Adelaide Central Market: 150 years of people and produce

Date: 25 January 2019 to 28 April 2019

Location: Treasures Wall

Note: Open during library hours

Discover the story of the Adelaide Central Market from its beginnings in 1869 and celebrate 150 years of this landmark Adelaide institution in this exciting exhibition.

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North Terrace: east to west

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Ante Chamber, Institute Building

Note: Closed public holidays

North Terrace is often referred to as Adelaide's cultural boulevard. Travel westwards from East Terrace to the top of Port Road and you will see some of our city's grandest buildings and institutions. But you are also walking through Adelaide's past - the pubs, dancehalls, shops and houses.

Most of the photographs on display are of buildings that no longer exist. From the magnificent Exhibition Building to the humble cottages of the west-end, take some time to explore North Terrace as it used to be.

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The striking artworks in the Spence Wing were specially commissioned to showcase South Australian design and to express a key library function, communication:


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