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Tuesday 6 September to Sunday 9 October 2022
During normal operating hours:
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5pm

Closed during public holidays.
Institute Room, Institute Building
Free entry
About the presenter

Heysen The Cedars 

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Heysen The Cedars :
State Library Supports

Discover the story of Hans Heysen 1877-1968) from his arrival in Australia at the age of six to his death in 1968, and plenty of the wonderful stories in-between. From his early career in Adelaide, to becoming one of the most highly regarded landscape artists of Australia, Hans Heysen Unpacked takes you on a journey through the famous Adelaide Hills artist’s education, creative processes, family life and more!

This touring exhibition is presented by the Heysen the Cedars and funded through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants Program, an Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Initiative.

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Want more Heysen to explore?

The State Library has quite a few photographs featuring Hans Heysen, his family and his home, you can explore the images here.


How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.