In 2017 State Library Victoria and independent art marketplace Redbubble teamed up to create art history.
Together, we challenged artists from across the world to design new work inspired by the Library's vast collection. Thousands of artists remixed and reimagined historic images from three themes: Magic, Weird & wonderful creatures and Botanicals, dating back as far as 1493.
The results are incredible. We selected three winners from almost 2000 entries. These original works will be added to the Library's collection to inspire artists of the future.
Follow #createarthistory on Instagram to see all of the amazing entries.
Buy the designs
Browse a range of Redbubble products featuring our winning artists’ designs. You can also buy select items at Readings State Library bookshop.
Out of almost 2000 entries, 12 designs were selected as #CreateArtHistory finalists. A number of these artworks will be added to the State Library collection to honour the creative use of our images and to inspire future artists.