What's New

New category! We are excited to announce the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards has a new category - The Premier's Prize for Book of the Year Award, sponsored by Writing WA. The awards support, develop and recognise excellence in Western Australian writing. Entries open on 8 December 2022.
Fremantle Then & Now Wins Interpretation Project
Fremantle Then & Now exhibition wins the “Interpretation Project” category at the Western Australian Heritage Awards. The interactive exhibition explores the changing face of Fremantle from the 1800s to the present day through a collaboration between Curtin HIVE and the State Library of WA.
Recommended reading list
The 16 Days in WA campaign runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (Human Rights Day) each year. The campaign takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Your Western Australia, your State Library
If you visit the State Library over the next few months, you will see a huge decal on the front of the building. The images you see on the building are reflected on this page. The idea behind Inside Outside is to highlight the huge range of great WA items and stories you will find in your State Library. Now you are here, dig a bit deeper into our collection.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate discusses the State Library’s collections relating to the LGBTQIA+ community in WA as part of PrideFEST celebrations and the acquisition of 270 Connections Nightclub posters.
The State Library of WA is calling out for LGBTQIA+ related material, photographs, videos, posters, flyers and ephemera from events, social gatherings, festivals, historical moments, and daily life to add to the collection. The State Library's collections should mirror the diverse voices of WA, both past and present.
digital exhibition
in plain sight is an experimental interpretation of the State Library's photographic collection. You are invited to create a series of imagined love stories and reflect on the absence of queer perspectives in our history.
The State Library holds around 1000 individual artworks that highlight and document the history of WA through visual representation and artistic responses to events, places and periods in time.
Watercolours by Fred Flood
Frederick William Flood (1881-1965) was an artist, painter and photographer. Flood had an eclectic mix of subjects and photographic styles. This collection focuses on his watercolours of Perth and rural scenes.
This page last updated on 1 December 2022