State Library of South Australia

Current exhibitions

Boys and men working in a vineyard circa 1900

Pearls and wine

Date: 24 March 2017 to 28 May 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Ante Chamber, Institute Building

Note: Free entry | Closed public holidays

Discover the story behind Barossa Pearl sparkling wine, and see highlights from the Library's diverse wine collections.

Clockwise from top left John McKenzie Pearl McKenzie Jack Coulthard Susie Wilton Credit Charles Mountford 1937 Images from the State Library Mountford Sheard Collection

UNSETTLED – Colonial Ruin in the Flinders Ranges

Date: 24 March 2017 to 14 May 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Institute Gallery, Institute Building

Note: Free entry | Closed public holidays

Aboriginal Australians are advised that this exhibition includes images and recordings of Aboriginal people who have passed away. These images and recordings are exhibited with the permission of the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association.

Ruins are rich sites of material memory and they offer insight into the passage of time. UNSETTLED invites you to rediscover colonial ruin in the Flinders Ranges through a mixture of media art, photography, archival imagery and documentary interviews.

Items from the State Library of South Australias Childrens Literature Research Collection.

Play: Objects of play from the State Library of South Australia’s collections

Date: 10 February 2017 to 28 May 2017

Location: Treasures Wall, first floor Spence Wing

Note: Free entry, open during library hours

This delightful exhibition explores the history of play using over 150 toys, games and stories from the unique collections of the State Library of South Australia.


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