What's on

Queensland State Archives (QSA) has many treasures and resources for both government and public clients. We host regular events and have displays of some of our collections. Visit our Flickr page or the QSA blog for a glimpse into our collections.

Current events

Dr Jason Nelson, artist in residence

Date: Now

Details: Queensland State Archives is pleased to welcome Dr Jason Nelson as the next artist in residence.

Jason will spend the next several months exploring the collection to identify papers, photographs, videos, sounds and objects to create a series of fictional narratives in new artworks. These works will culminate into an exhibition of digital and interactive installations which will open in December at Runcorn.

Jason is a Queensland creator of curious and wondrous digital art and writing of off lives, builder of confounding art games and all manner of curious digital creatures.

Upcoming events

Sunshine Rebooted: the final Bjelke-Petersen Cabinet Minutes.

Opening Date: 25 May 2018

Time: 9.00 – 4.30

Location: Queensland State Archives Foyer

Details: 1987 began with the ‘Joh for PM’ campaign, but before the year was out Queensland’s longest-serving Premier had resigned and Tony Fitzgerald QC had been appointed to investigate allegations of corruption in Queensland’s Police Force.

Sunshine Rebooted presents highlights from the 1987 Cabinet Minutes, and explores key decisions related to significant cultural and social issues impacting Queenslanders and how the ensuing events have shaped a more inclusive and progressive state. The exhibition will feature the experiences and recollections of individuals closely associated with key issues from 1987 - Mike Ahern AO, former Premier; Bill Rutkin, former President of the Queensland AIDS Council; Dr Aila Keto AO, environmental scientist; Dr John Willsteed, musician; and Chris Masters, the journalist whose ‘Moonlight State’ episode on ABC’s “Four Corners” program started a chain of events that changed Queensland’s political landscape.

Public clients

QSA offers a wide range of activities including:

  • a regular program of events and seminars focusing on specific aspects of our holdings
  • seminars for family history societies or historical societies on a range of topics, or a subject to meet your needs
  • opening the second Saturday of every month
  • behind-the-scenes tours (contact us for more information)
  • exhibitions and displays.

Contact us

Contact us if you need further help.