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Story Wall at the State Library

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Night Murals
There's a big story happening at the State Library of South Australia.

SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall: Private William Sherriff Burman (©paula mcmanus)

When the lights go out at the end of the day, the State Library forecourt and Institute Building walls come to life with stories of our State's unique, fun and fascinating past - the Christmas Pageant, the ANZAC's, Adelaide's early settlements and stories of our city and the people who have made it great.

SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall: History of Fringe Posters (©paula mcmanus)

The stories come directly from the Library's permanent collections. These amazing short stories from the archives have been created to come to life in front of you using state of the art projections - bringing the library's special treasures to you. It's a totally interactive and exciting experience. You the viewer settles down in the Library forecourt and become totally engaged with the wall.

SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall: Clipsal 500 (©paula mcmanus)

Two years in the making by Illuminart and the first of it's kind anywhere in a library in Australia, this incredible and free show is on every night as a permanent installation for at least the next 5 years (maybe longer!). Take the kids, they'll love it. It's an educational innovation. In fact, take the whole family - young and old will be enthralled and the nostalgic memories of growing up in and around Adelaide will bring a smile to many a persons face.

SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall: Christmas Pageant (©paula mcmanus)

Stories currently being told are:

Fringe posters
Festival venues
First festival - gala opening
1960s connections
Moving and shaking
Pina Bausch

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau
Nurse Blanche Atkinson
Private William Sherriff Burman

Pageant memories
Nipper and Nimble
Radio call
Nellie the elephant
The blue honour Line

Pop-up books
The Thames Tunnel
Christmas gift giving
Vojtěch Kubasta

About your State Library
Collect and preserve
Treasures Wall
Your Hub
Family Histories
Mortlock Chamber
Library tours

And more..
Gouger Books - trunk full of books
Bob the Railway Dog
Red Cross Letters
Diary of Leo Terrell

SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall (©paula mcmanus)

It's showing permanently and can be viewed every night from sunset to midnight

State Library of South Australia forecourt, North Terrace, Adelaide


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SLSA Story Wall
SLSA Story Wall: Bob the railway dog (©paula mcmanus)

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Why? A fabulous interactive projection story
When: Every day, sunset till midnight
Phone: 8207 7250
Where: State Library of South Australia
Cost: Free
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