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The primary purpose of events in the Library is to enrich the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the SCU community. Events held in the Library provide the opportunity for SCU students and staff and the local community to come together to share a diversity of ideas, values, and artistic expressions.

Now showing

Fusion Festival Photographic and Poetry Competition

Fusion Festival4 - 22 September 2017
Each campus Library

The Library is currently hosting the entries in the Fusion Festival Photographic and Poetry Competition - "Colours of humanity".

Winning entries are:

1st Prize - No.47 Humans are for Humanity
2nd Prize - No.15 The Colour of Humanity, Timor Leste
3rd Prize - No.30 Arch of Fire

1st Prize - No.22 Shades of Life
2nd Prize - No.46 An Alternative Haiku
3rd Prize - No.23 Humanity Rainbow

Congratulations to those winners and to everyone who entered.

Previous events

Research Week

Refugee week28 August - 1 September 2017
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

Visit the Library at the Lismore Campus and check out the Research Week display. You can view drone footage of whales and dolphins, look into a stereo microscops at some really cool specimens, or see what's new in mollusc medicine.

Timor-Leste 2017: Democracy in Action

Timor-Leste 20177 - 18 August 2017
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

In 2002, Timor -Leste gained its independence, becoming the first new sovereign state in the 21st century. On Saturday, 22nd July 2017, Timor-Leste held its Parliamentary election. Ronny visited Timor-Leste and participated in the election as a delegate of the 2017 Australia Timor-Leste Election Observer Mission (ATLEOM), auspiced by the VictorianLocal Governance Association and the Australia Timor-Leste Friendship Network. This photo exhibition highlights a real democracy in action and showcases the culture and people of Timor-Leste.

Ronny Susanto is an alumnus of the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice and is currently working as a Student Advocacy Officer at SCU.

Coral Sea Dreaming: the picture book, by Kim Michelle Toft

3 - 16 July 2017
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

An exhibition of silk originals and limited edition prints from Kim Michelle Toft's latest book Coral Sea Dreaming: the picture book. Kim has collaborated with internationally renowned underwater cinematographer, David Hannan, to produce this stunning children's book. Kim first met David when she bought his classic video Coral Sea Dreaming, and shortly after that, David started collecting Kim's silk illustrations featured in her award-winning children's books. Twenty years later, they have produced a stunning new book together. All the illustrations in the book are hand-painted onto silk, each measuring 140cm x 100cm.

To view Kim's work, visit her

Enquiries: Kim Michelle Toft, phone 0431429092 or email
Publisher: Silkim Books. Contact

Refugee Week

18 - 24 June 2017
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

Refugee Week (18-24 June) is an annual, national event to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The theme for 2017 Refugee Week is "With courage let us all combine". Displays were held at Lismore and Coffs Harbour Campus Libraries.

In Lismore, the "I'm A Local…" poster project resulted from a collaboration between Southern Cross University and the North Coast Settlement Service, with support from Lismore City Council's "Come to The Heart program.

The project aimed to:

  • provide a local focus to the national event by profiling people who came into the Lismore community as refugees and who now feel they have become 'locals',
  • re-position how people who were once refugees are perceived,
  • acknowledge the contributions these people make, and
  • celebrate our community for fostering their sense of belonging.

The "I'm a local" posters were displayed during Refugee Week at a range of locations in the community including Lismore and Goonellabah Libraries, The Bank Café, Music Bizarre, the Book Warehouse, Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre and Southern Cross University's Lismore campus Library.

Reconciliation Connective Art and Indigenous Artworks Exhibition

29 May - 16 June
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

Stories and visual arts connect us all. The Connective Art process is a visual and narrative methodology for sharing knowledge in a group. It creates a safe place to share opinions, knowledge and stories openly or privately. When connected, the works generated form a new narrative that assists groups to co-create future directions.

Bricolage 2.0 Wearable art as embellishing the 'already made'

8 - 25 May
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

A wonderful display of costumes, from a practice of bricolage. Stitched from op-shop finds and bits from friends, family, and even passed along strangers, these costumes coalesce as figures with imaginary stories.

SCU Curatorial Exhibition

20th April - 5th May 2017
Gallery Walk, Lismore Campus Library

This exhibition, Re-collect, was a partnership between the School of Arts & Social Sciences and Southern Cross University Library. It showcased a considered selection of past student artworks from the Southern Cross University Alumni Art Collection.
Curated by Darren Bryant, Associate Lecturer, School of Arts & Social Sciences.

'Past and Present' by Digby Moran, Art Exhibition

5 - 23 December 2016

This exhibition presented a new series of paintings in which Digby explores new techniques to tell his dreamtime stories.

Digby was raised on Cabbage Tree Island, a mission located on the Richmond River in north east NSW. His work has always been closely connected to his people and their past, telling the history of his Aboriginal community, life on a mission as a child and stories told to him by his family elders. Water, a most vital element in Bundjalung Dreamings, features prominently in his art.

Digby's latest commission is to paint a mural for the $3million Ballina Aboriginal Child and Family Centre at West Ballina's Porter Park.

Booking an event

Events in the Library may include exhibitions, launches and displays. See the Library Events Guidelines & Procedures for more information. If you would like to hold an event, please contact Libby Pownall for more information.