Through the Exhibitions Program, UNSW Library collaborates with a diverse range of partners across the University and broader community. This program creates a space for discourse in the Library and provides a venue for the Library to showcase and support the kinds of research outputs that previously didn’t have an outlet within our collections. View the Featured collection to access past exhibition catalogues and posters.
The Library also presents exhibitions as digital experiences through our Online Exhibitions which showcase the Library's digital collections, cultural collections held in the University, and creative research outputs by UNSW academics.
If you are interested in organising an exhibition please get in touch with the Library's Curator, Special Collections and Exhibitions.
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Exhibitions on view at Main Library and Law Library, Kensington Campus.
Part exhibition, part interactive makerspace, Care is a relationship invites audiences to learn about and share all kinds of experiences - from caring for a loved one with dementia, caring for our own and others mental health, to caring for the environment in the face of climate collapse.
Level 5, Main Library
On until 17 November 2023
Lawyers of the Uluru Statement celebrates the extraordinary work involved in constitutional recognition of First Nations people, and the support provided by academics at the Indigenous Law Centre.
UNSW Law Library
On until 1 December 2023
The UNSW Library Alumni mural program is a series of site-specific public artworks by UNSW alumni created for the lift foyers of the UNSW Main Library. This series is part of a broader strategy within UNSW Library to enrich the student experience by embedding art and culture throughout the Library.
This rare book display will feature a collection of weird and wonderful recipes dating back to the 17th century. Foie gras ice cream and Carp pie minc't with eels are among the curious delicacies found in the historic cookbooks held in the UNSW Library Special Collections.
From 27 November
Exhibitions previously on view.
More-than-Human Wellbeing seeks to attune visitors to their role in more-than-human ecologies and how their health and wellbeing and that of the planet is entangled.
From 22 May to 18 August 2023
Flesh & Bone: Illustrations of anatomy was a display of rare books from the UNSW Library Special Collections featuring anatomical illustrations from the 15th to 18th centuries.
From 22 May to 18 August 2023
Through their respective practices, the artists in Love. Respect. Pride. explored queer perspectives, aesthetics, and narratives around identity, sexuality and queer love.
From 24 February to 26 May 2023
Sonus Maris featured audio-visual media reinterpreting data which charts the unique dynamics of intermittently closed and open lakes and lagoons (ICOLLs) along the NSW coastline.
From 6 February to 7 May 2023