Stories After Dark 2023 – Thank you
Over 3000 people came through the doors as 91 Murray St opened after dark for five hours of storytelling, performance, archival treasures, costumes and art.
This was the third time Stories After Dark has been held, and the first time the event was part of the official Dark Mofo program.
If you are a performer or organisation who would like to contribute ideas or would like to express interest in being involved in the next Stories After Dark event in June 2024 then please contact us via email.
Saturday 17 June, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
State Library and Archives Building, 91 Murray Street, Nipaluna/Hobart
One mesmerising night of sound, art, light, storytelling and performance in Hobart’s iconic State Library and Archives Building.
Free, all-ages, family-friendly event.
No tickets required – just come along and enjoy the night!View the Facebook event .
Car Park – Youth ARC Dark Carpark
Six of Hobart’s best young creatives respond to the State Library and Archives collections through installation, sound and performance.
Ground Floor – Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
Costume comes to life in the Fancy Dress: from Tutus to Cosplay exhibition with award-winning cosplayers and the Tasmanian Time Travellers. Well known and infamous identities from Tasmania’s past tell their own stories with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
Level 1 – Hobart Library Let Me Tell You a Story
Since the beginning of time in every culture our ability to tell a story is what makes us human. Join a storyteller at one of four campfires to hear a story through poetry, letters, puppetry, readings or the spoken word.
Level 2 – State Library of Tasmania
Prepare for serious rock nostalgia with hidden gems from Hobart’s 70s and 80s music scene in Beats and Bands from the Archives; discover the unique garments and colourful characters of Tasmania’s clothing and textile manufacturers in the Duck Trousers, Straw Bonnets, and Bluey exhibition; feel the chill of Antarctic expeditions with the National Archives of Australia.
What stories will YOU uncover at Stories After Dark?