WHAT'S ON AT STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons 2018
Open daily | slq Gallery, level 2
Until 27 Oct
Nothing better represents the important role of a free press in a healthy democracy than political cartooning. And Australia is blessed with outstanding cartoonists from across the political spectrum — cartoonists who are mainstream, regional, digital and increasingly independent.
In a world where every year sees a decline in nations that enjoy a free press, our media daily offers up cartoons that comment, lampoon and occasionally sympathise with our politicians and their actions. This is something to treasure and defend. Despite the increasing difficulties in separating misinformation and opinion from matters of fact, our cartoonists are champions when it comes to cutting through the rhetoric, skewering the fake and talking truth to power. #slqBehindTheLines
Open daily | Phillip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4
Until 8 September
Plantation Voices is State Library of Queensland's portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland. Over time State Library has cultivated resources and collections telling the story of Australian South Sea Islanders and celebrating their contributions to contemporary Queensland.
State Library's free exhibition Plantation Voices is on during BWF and must close 8 September. Drop in whenever, or join a free curator led tour to learn about the untold stories of Australian South Sea Islanders who played a vital role in shaping our nation. #slqPlantationVoices