Exhibitions and Events

The stories of Newcastle and the Hunter are showcased through talks, events and exhibitions in the Local History Gallery. These exhibitions and events allow people to see many of the highlights of the Library's collection. From the serious to the quirky, there is always something for everyone. To see our up-coming events go to the Library's What's On calendar.
Broken Chains: Prisoners unlocking potential

Broken Chains: Prisoners unlocking potential

How do you imagine going to prison would change your life? This exhibition by Damien Linnane seeks to destigmatize being a former prisoner and highlight what motivated people can accomplish both behind bars and after release.
Exhibition: Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu - Lovett Gallery

Exhibition: Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu - Lovett Gallery

The 'Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu' exhibition is based on the nature story picture book of the same title by Pamela Freeman and illustrated by Liz Anelli, published by Walker Books Australia.
Exhibition: The Outback - Local History Lounge

Exhibition: The Outback - Local History Lounge

The Outback is an exhibition that features original artworks from the children’s picture book of the same name. Illustrated by Australia’s leading children’s picture book artist Bronwyn Bancroft and written by Annaliese Porter.
In the Mind's Eye: Peter Masters Virtual Exhibition

In the Mind's Eye: Peter Masters Virtual Exhibition

Journey through 23 photographs each telling a story, presenting a finished image that had its beginnings in the photographer's mind’s eye and then takes on a life of its own in the perception of the viewer.
Events

Events

View the highlights online of our current and past Local History events and exhibitions.
Online Exhibitions

Online Exhibitions

Photographs and memorabilia from Local Studies exhibitions and events can be found displayed on our Flickr site.