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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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ACT Heritage Library exhibition: The Art of the Story Circle

The ACT Heritage Library will tonight host its first exhibition since the arrival of the pandemic.

The Art of the Story Circle showcases more than 100 stories from across the Canberra community – including migrants, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and LGBTQIA+ people.

“It examines some of the serious issues faced throughout our history, including mental illness and homelessness, as well as some of the proud personal achievements made by everyday Canberrans,” Chris Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services said.

The exhibition brings together a decade of digital story telling work by Jenni Savigny at Gen S Stories in partnership with the PhotoAccess art gallery in Manuka. Digital screens feature the individual tales, while physical items on display helping to tell the personal stories.

The short digital stories were made possible through partnerships with several community organisations.

Mr Steel said this was another example of how ACT public libraries are inclusive places for all Canberrans, and urged the community to visit the exhibition.

The Art of the Story Circle exhibition is a free event, and will be at the ACT Heritage Library in Fyshwick until 30 April.

Bookings are essential. To make a booking, visit www.library.act.gov.au.

The ACT Heritage Library helps tell the stories of Canberra and its people. It collects, preserves, promotes, and provides access to documents that record the lives of Canberrans at home and in the wider community.

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