Championing discovery and exploration

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Stae Library show

We’re championing a cultural democracy in our new podcast

Unpack some of the ideas and dilemmas that lie at the heart of Australia’s most beloved independent arts festival with the Library’s brand new podcast, produced as part of our exhibition The Rest Is Up To You: Melbourne Fringe Festival 1982-2062.

Over 5 episodes, exhibition curators Simon Abrahams and Kate Rhodes investigate the different aspects of the Fringe experience, touching on everything from its origins, to the people and identity of the festival.


StartSpace welcomes 1,000 Members

StartSpace, the Library’s early stage business support service, hit an exciting milestone in May, welcoming its 1000th new member. Launched in 2020, it offers free programs, scholarships and more for people starting on their founder journey.

Pursue your passion and become a student member now.

What’s on

Coming soon at the Library

Man climbing on walls decorated with pictures, looking off to his side

The Rest Is Up To You:
Meet the Curators

3 Jun

Come inside the world of Fringe with the curators and hear how they developed the exhibition.

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Panel of four people in conversation, with group watching. In StartSpace.

StartSpace Inventors & Innovators: Energy Tech

7 Jun

Hear from a dynamic panel on how we can create a renewable future, and what they’re doing about it.

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Image of the MIRROR exhibition, where two photographs are displayed, alongside their bibliographic information

MIRROR: Meet the Curators

From 15 Jun

Join our curators on a journey through the Library’s newest exhibition MIRROR: New views on photography.

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Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.

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