Our Cultural Stories | Goldfields Library Corporation

Our Cultural Stories Chinese Dragon at Bendigo Library

Goldfields Libraries, along with the City of Greater Bendigo, is proud to provide a special series of events and activities celebrating our many cultural stories and embracing our community as a place where all belong.

1.6 Billion Ways To Be Muslim Exhibition

1.6 Billion Ways to be Muslim is a photographic exhibition showcasing the many and diverse faces and practices of being Muslim. The exhibition was inspired by the work of artist Peter Drew, author of Poster Boy, who will share stories of his work at
the exhibition launch, along with exhibition curatorr Karima
Farouque (The Muslim Collective) and Moustafa Al-Rawi.

1.6 Billion Ways to be Muslim is a headline event which has inspired a full program of aligned workshops, activities and events around embracing diversity and sharing all of our cultural stories. Tours will be conducted throughout the course of the exhibition in Bendigo, by volunteer members of the local Muslim community, for local high school students and interested members of the public. 

Keep an eye out in our Winter What’s On Program for exhibition dates at our other libraries.

Tuesday 10 March-Thursday 9 April
Bendigo Library

Tuesday 28 April- Thursday 12 May
Castlemaine Library

Monday 18 May-Monday 1 July
Romsey Library

Author Talks

Enjoy these wonderful authors who explore themes of identity, culture and belonging.

Book sales and signings at all.

Peter Drew: Poster Boy
Thursday 12 March, 2-3pm
Castlemaine Library

Friday 13 March, 5.30-6.30pm
Bendigo Library

Nokomi Achkar: Arab, Australian, Other
Thursday 19 March, 5.30-6.30pm
Bendigo Library

Thursday 30 April, 5.30-6.30pm
Castlemaine Library

Arnold Zable: The Watermill
Wednesday 22 April, 5.30-6.30pm
Castlemaine Library

Thursday 23 April, 5.30-6.30pm
Bendigo Library


Join inspiring speakers in these interactive and thought-provoking workshops.

Peter Drew paste-ups
Thursday 12 March
Castlemaine (details to come)
Friday 13 March
Bendigo (details to come)

All One Together Anti Racism Bystander workshop
Saturday 21 March, 10am-1pm
Bendigo Library

Writing A life: A workshop with Arnold Zable
Thursday 23 April, 10am-4pm
Bendigo Library

These events are part of the Victorian Government’s Multicultural Festivals and Events Program 2019-20. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet and the City of Greater Bendigo.

    City of Greater Bendigo