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Big day of belonging - A market with a difference


State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place 4101 Brisbane Australia
Welcome to the Big day of belonging: a Queensland inspired marketplace of craft, food and entertainment alongside interactive library learning projects.

Browse the BrisStyle for 100% locally made products. Be entertained by local troubadours and check out a free performance and instrument demonstration by musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Join in the One Million Stars to End Violence community weaving project or connect with artists from the Tradition Now exhibition for family focused art workshops.

Looking for a great conversation? Participate in the human library project where you borrow an interesting person for a short time instead of a book or drop into one of our Story Swap Shops to transform your memories and personal stories in collaboration with a Queensland writer.

And if that is not enough enjoy the opening of Tradition Now, a new exhibition which explores what belonging means for families across Queensland.

For the first time BrisStyle comes to State Library with an extensive range of indoor and outdoor craft and food stalls showcasing 100% locally crafted products. Hear stories about the products, direct from the makers or grab a gift for someone you cherish.

Be entertained by local musicians in the Studio Courtyard or take a break and enjoy the music program in the The Library Café. Get up close to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at their instrument demonstration in the Studio Courtyard at 11.15am or book tickets for a special free performance by some of their musicians at 1.30pm in Auditorium 1.

Why borrow a book when you can borrow a real person from our living library? Volunteers from across Brisbane will be ‘human library books’ representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds, areas of expertise, and life experiences. Sit with them for an in-depth conversation, sharing your stories and theirs.

Drop into one of our Story Swap Shops to collaborate with a Queensland writer. Share anecdotes and events, truths and memories, dreams, plans, or tall tales from your own life and work with our writers to re-tell, re-imagine, or transform your story into a new creative work.

After you have visited the Tradition Now exhibition upstairs, join in the family fun of making artwork to add to a large scale ‘family tree’. Tradition Now artists Pamela See and Simone Eisler will introduce you to paper cutting and simple sculptural forms with which you can represent your family history.

Add your contribution to the One Million Stars to End Violence community project by making a star to be a part of an installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.

Join us for Storytime in The Corner at 10.15am (0-6yrs) or kuril dhagun at 11am (7-12yrs). Dr Anita Heiss, a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW, will be reading from her newly released book 'Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic'. Learn about AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin and how they went from being normal teenagers to AFL superstars.

Stay tuned for details and interviews with our artists and presenters in the lead up to the event.

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