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Sedition Festival

By Irina Dunn If you’re a child of the 70s, or you wish you were a child of the 70s, Sedition Festival has something interesting and exciting to offer you. Loaded with nostalgia, the festival offers a seditious range of 70s entertainment, from cabaret to concerts to art exhibitions to films and talks. Put together […]

Inspiration by Design: Word and Image

For the first time in Sydney, audiences are able to see one of Pablo Picasso’s art books, fashion sketches by Dior and Beatrix Potter’s original illustrations as key features of Inspiration by Design: Word and Image by the Victoria and Albert Museum at the State Library. Inspiration by Design is an international collection that celebrates […]

Don McCullin : The Impossible Peace

They show war, they reveal still, serene, glimpses of winter plains covered in snow, they reflect impotence, fury, power, anger and sad acceptance of fate – five decades worth of Don McCullin's photographs on display at the State Library of NSW are a multifaceted narrative of the human soul. Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace, from […]

War of words over Mitchell Library

A group of influential authors is determined to fight changes at the Mitchell Library which will strip the Reading Room of staff and relocate researchers to a smaller “scholars’ room” next door. Led by David Malouf, Evelyn Juers and Geordie Williamson (also the chief literary critic of The Australian), the group has circulated a petition […]

News in brief

Library, Council team up The State Library of NSW is partnering with Randwick City Library in a new initiative to give library members free 24/7 access to millions of online resources. From October 10, every resident in the Randwick LGA with a library card can tap into free e-resources offered by the State Library including […]


The camera as a weapon is the greatest tool of expressiveness in the battle for consumption of news media. Although cultural domination or "hegemony" affects the masses over a long term and in a multi-faceted way through institutions such as Faifax and the Murdoch empire, a single photograph can become an agent of democracy, cultural […]