Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on Reconciliation Day, Monday 28 May.  Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 29 May. See our holiday opening hours for more information.


25 Years of the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art

Over the past quarter of a century the Wesfarmers Collection has grown to be one of the largest and most important corporate collections in Australia. For the first time, visitors to the National Library will be able to see highlights of this exceptional collection—normally housed in Perth—that have been curated into an exhibition based on interpretations of the sublime.

Sublime: 25 Years of the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art contains paintings, prints and photographs by 45 Australian artists including Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Joy Hester, Arthur Boyd, Ian Fairweather, Rover Thomas, Emily Kngwarreye and Rosalie Gascoigne.