Brisbane Open House

State Library of Queensland

Discover our city’s rich history, diverse architecture, and the hidden workings of many of our remarkable buildings at Brisbane Open House on the weekend of 11 and 12 October. This free event gives Brisbane residents and visitors a unique opportunity to explore behind the scenes of many of our historical, architectural and working buildings. Each … Read more

Hot Modernism

Torbreck, a new concept in modern living, a pamphlet produced by developers Reid Murray

Our exciting new Hot Modernism exhibition takes us back to the era of post-war development in Queensland, when fresh design ideas took hold and changed the architectural landscape of our state. For many of us, the images and displays in the exhibition conjure up memories of a prosperous and exciting period of growth in Queensland’s … Read more

Share your story

State Library of Queensland wants to hear your stories about life in Brisbane from 1945–75. This was a period of dramatic change when our city embraced the international modernist ideals and aesthetics, and started to take its place on the world stage. As part of the upcoming Hot Modernism exhibition, we’re going to turn some … Read more