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Follow the trail of licorice allsorts to...?

Licorice Allsorts Shoe from Closing Ceremony of Sydney Olympics, 2000.

The Parlour at State Library of Queenlsand has some ODD objects on display at The Odditoreum Exhibition.

Is it a huge shoe made of licorice allsorts or a guide dog testing device? Kids are encouraged to make up their own crazy names for some really fascinating contraptions such as a 1920s Broom making machine - you will be amazed at how creative they can be.

Licorice Tower in State Library of Qld's foyer - follow the iconic allsorts to The Parlour

Award winning children's author and illustrator, Shaun Tan has let his imagination run wild, labeling the oddities which he found hiding in the Powerhouse Museum's vault. The Odditoreum Exhibition is travelling around Australia, and many children have already contributed their whacky labels to the iconic cultural paraphernalia on display. Part history lesson, part free association game, there is a lot of fun to be had in this little room overlooking the Brisbane River.

The Odditoreum Exhibition has inspired quite a program of events:

Choose your own Oddventure:
Add your own artistic contribution to an oversized book to help hunt for Shaun Tan's Lost Thing.

Free, Tues. 12 - Sun 17 June, 10am - 3pm. The Knowledge Walk.

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An Odd Container label

The STRANGE-itoreum:
Part of the Out of the Box Festival and inspired by The Odditoreum, this highly physical performance promises plenty of laughter and silly nonsense.

Ages 5-8, $20/$25, Wed 13 - Sun 17, June, SLQ Auditorium. Bookings here.

Broom Making Machine with giant shoe in background

Oddly Strange of Strangely Odd?
Dramatic workshops pre or post performance of the STRANGE-itoreum. One hour interactive workshop to enrich your theatre experience.

Ages 5-8, Free when booked with The STRANGE-itoreum performance, Wed 13 - Sun 17 June.

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Odd Crown on the "Mountain of Heads"

The Odda-Tour-eum:
Grab some headphones and follow this 30 minute tour of the State Library's bizarre collection. Performed by Griffith University final year applied theatre students, there are bound to be many surprises here for all children aged 5-8.

Tues 12 - Sun 17 June. Every half hour from 10.15am - 2.15pm. Meet at State Library's info desk.

Shaun Tan's book The Lost Thing -
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Why? Spend the afternoon experimenting with imagination
When: May 26 - Aug 26, 10am - 5pm
Where: State Library of Queensland, The Parlour
Cost: Free
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