Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library


New exhibition!

Graphic for Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible: creating an independent Australian foreign policy, is a touring exhibition from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library at Curtin University. The exhibition explores Australia’s growing independence in the realm of foreign policy from 1935 to 1950.  Although it focuses on Australia’s progression from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ under wartime Prime Minister John Curtin’s leadership, many of the key issues Curtin faced are still relevant today.

More information

The Art of the Possible website

Education booklet


The Art of the Possible will be on display from 1 June until 15 July 2011.

Opening hours

Monday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Tuesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Queen's Birthday (June 13): 10.00 am - 4.00 pm



The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library is also free of charge, available to Deakin University staff, students and the general public.

How to find us

Getting to the Geelong Waterfront Campus

Map of the Geelong Waterfront Campus

The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library and Lascelles Exhibition Gallery are located on the ground floor of the Dennys Lascelles Building, on the corner of Western Beach Road and Cunningham Street, Geelong. Enter via Western Beach Road or Cunningham Street.

On-street parking is available on Western Beach Road and limited parking is available in the University car parks, which are permit only.

Contact information

Kristen Thornton
Curator and Librarian
Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
Deakin University Library
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Geelong Victoria 3217

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

29th August 2012