Watch this intriguing panel discussion led by Kaz Cooke, focusing on one object from the Library's collection: a Victorian-era mourning brooch.
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French graphic design artists Antoine + Manuel introduce their White Night 2015 projection Eat me, featuring music by Sui Zhen.
Take an imaginary stroll inside 1866 Great Hall and Rotunda, on the site of today’s Domed Reading Room at State Library Victoria.
Danger, book alert! In the age of the iPad, eBook and Kindle, are books dead?
Watch Sue deGennaro at work in her studio, and see the book illustration process in action.
Watch as David Miller creates the 3D paper sculptures that feature in his books.
Discover how the art of ancient Chinese ink painting influences illustrator Sally Rippin.
Hear the story behind one of the State Library's colonial-era masterpieces, the painting Black Thursday.
Sasha Grishin explores the space where printmaking and the artist book intersect.