Welcome Cocktail Party

Date: Sunday, 8th October 2017
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: Mortlock Wing – State Library of South Australia

Nestled in the heart of Adelaide’s North Terrace cultural precinct, the State Library of South Australia’s Mortlock Wing will play host to GMA National Conference delegates for the Welcome Cocktail Party on Sunday, 8th October 2017.

The main chamber of the Mortlock Wing is an exhibition space offering a window into the history and culture of South Australia.  The iconic venue is an excellent example of a late Victorian Library and is an exhibition showcase, displaying the rich heritage of South Australia. There are special features on people, places, issues and events that have shaped the state and contributed to its development.

Ornate wood carvings, rich Australian history and the atmosphere of a forgotten time were all features that placed the South Australian State Library’s Mortlock Wing in a list of the top 20 most beautiful libraries of the world in 2014.

Listed alongside architectural greats from Vienna, Oxford, Alexandria, Venice and Prague, the Mortlock Wing is featured in the compiled list by Travel and Leisure website.

Opened in 1884, the wing was once home to South Australia’s museum, art and library collections, before all grew too large for the building and were separated into the new museum, art gallery and library premises along Adelaide’s North Terrace.