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Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems.
Hear about the Australian artists who used art to capture their experiences on the front line and behind the scenes during WWI.
Watch a lively discussion that celebrates 100 years of Australian animation, and looks ahead to consider its future.
Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.
In 2014, award-winning Melbourne artist Linda Tegg transformed the State Library forecourt into a flowering grassland.
Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.
Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.
Colin Holden highlights details from everyday life in this print from Piranesi's Vedute di Roma.