Enter the contest
State Library Victoria is teaming up with Redbubble, the global creative marketplace, to create independent art history.
We're asking artists from across the world to design original work inspired by historic images from our collection to win incredible prizes.
Remix. Reuse. Do your own thing.
- Cash (1st prize: A$2500; 2nd prize: A$1000; 3rd prize: A$500)
- Have your design displayed at State Library Victoria
- Get your design permanently added to the Library's collection
- Sell your products at the Library in Readings bookshop
How it works
1. Choose an image from our three collection themes: Magic, Weird and wonderful creatures and Botanicals.
2. Create an original design inspired by this image.
3. Share on Instagram with #CreateArtHistory and upload to your Redbubble account.
All of the images in each theme are out of copyright and free to remix, reuse and reimagine in any way you choose.
Enter the contest
Visit Redbubble to find out more and to enter the contest.
The contest closes at 10am AEDT on Monday 30 October 2017. Good luck!
For wizards, tricks and illusions, explore our Magic gallery.
Weird and wonderful creatures
Discover fanciful images of imaginary beasts in our Weird and wonderful creatures gallery.
Browse pictures of beautiful flowers and fruit in our Botanicals gallery.
The Amazing Alma
The Library is home to all sorts of incredible items, and one of the most magical is the WG Alma Conjuring Collection.
The art of botanical illustration
Go behind the scenes with our rare books librarian, Jan McDonald, as she reveals two of her favourite volumes of botanical illustrations.
Discover thousands of images
For more inspiration, dip into our digital image pool – a cornucopia of photos, maps, posters, illustrations and much more! All pictures are out of copyright or available to be used.