2015 Media Releases

13 Aug 2015

The State Library’s Second Disrupted Festival: Debate, Discussion and Disagreement

Cartoonist writer, painter philosopher and poet, Michael Leunig is arguably the star attraction at the 2015 Disrupted — Festival of Ideas at the State Library of Western Australia, spread over consecutive Sunday afternoons, September 6 and 13.

11 Aug 2015

Free Lunchtime Concerts Showcase New Music at the State Library

As a demonstration of its commitment to cultivating creative ideas, the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) is hosting a series of free lunchtime ‘new music’ performances in various spaces at the State Library.

04 Aug 2015

Behind the Wire: Images and Stories of Vietnam Veterans

A major national photographic exhibition ‘Behind the Wire’ featuring moving life stories and portraits of 50 Vietnam veterans from across Australia opens at The State Library of Western Australia on Friday August 7.

29 May 2015

Library Awards Night

Curtin University Library was announced last night as the 2015 winner of the Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence at a function at the State Library during Library & Information Week 2015.

21 Apr 2015

WA Heritage Awards finalists announced

The newly opened National Anzac Centre in Albany and the refurbishment of the historic Wanslea into the Cancer Wellness Centre are among the finalists in the 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

20 Apr 2015

Lure of Fact and Fiction Blend Snares Research Fellowship Award

A self-confessed ‘library tragic’ who blends imaginary characters and episodes within a factual framework for his novels, has been awarded the $10,000 James Sykes Battye Memorial Fellowship for 2015.

14 Apr 2015

Richard Hazlewood Recognised as Fellow of the Library Board of Western Australia

State Library benefactor and long-time supporter, Mr Richard Hazlewood, was honoured as a Fellow of the Library Board of Western Australia at a ceremony on 14 April 2015.

09 Apr 2015

Transforming children's lives through books

A renewed partnership between the State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto will ensure more children understand the importance of reading.
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