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10 October 2023, 10:00am10 October 2024, 6:00pm
Location State Library Victoria

Escape the bustle of the city with Solace, a meditative, multi-sensory experience inspired by State Library Victoria’s rooms, corridors and quiet corners.

Explore a mini-library of interactive sensory artworks curated by collaborating artists, streamed directly to your device.

Listen to whale song at the Redmond Barry Reading Room, follow the white rabbit through bookshelves and squeaking chairs in the iconic Dome, and carve out moments of respite, comfort and imagination.

Solace is free to stream at the Library. Stay for a moment or for a while, and return as often as you like. 

To experience Solace, you will need headphones and a charged mobile device. You may like to connect to wifi to avoid mobile data usage. 

Start the experience

We ask that you register by entering your email and postcode. This data is collected in line with State Library Victoria’s Privacy Policy and no other data will be collected while streaming Solace.

Solace was commissioned as part of State Library Victoria’s Alchemy program, created by Melinda Hetzel & Co and presented by State Library Victoria. This project has also been supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants.