Community Events

Below is a list of community events which may be of interest, offering you the opportunity to learn about and participate in local activities. This listing is offered as a service to the community and community event organisers. Please contact the organisers directly for additional information, as generally, the Hawke Centre is not involved in these community events.

If you have a community event you would like to promote through our website, please forward details to or call 8302 7135 for more information.


Leaving Prison Behind: Images & Voices of Women 
Presented by Seeds of Affinity - Pathways for Women Inc 

Saturday 24 August, 6.30pm to 9pm

This exhibition and forum takes the audience through journeys of women who have left prison - through photo, multi-media and audion soundscapes.  
Semaphore Uniting Church, 146 Semaphore Road, Exter. Phone: 8242 7210.

Presented as part of SALA 2018.

That Eye, The Sky
Presented by the State Theatre Company

24 August to 16 September

Tim Winton’s classic story of faith and family on the Aussie coast comes to life on the Dunstan Playhouse stage as the State Theatre Company South Australia presents That Eye, The Sky.

The Flack family’s small-town life is thrown into turmoil when their father is injured in a violent car accident. As they reckon with the tragedy, a mysterious stranger forces them to question what they know about life and death and the spaces between the two. Directed by the iconic Kate Champion, That Eye, The Sky is Tim Winton as he was meant to be seen on the stage: vast, epic and achingly beautiful.

 Click here for further information and tickets

The 2018 John Mansfield Lecture
Research and the Law: Native Title and the Rescuing of History

Thursday 30 August

Following the success of The Inaugural John Mansfield Lecture in 2017 the School of Law will host the second in this annual lecture series. The John Mansfield Lecture was established to recognise the significant contributions to law and justice in Australia by the Honourable John Mansfield AM QC, expert in Native Title jurisprudence, Competition Law and former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

The 2018 Lecture will be presented by Professor Peter Sutton, one of Australia's foremost applied anthropologists and linguists with a career that is as remarkable as it is unconventional. Since 1979 he has worked on more than 50 land claims across the country including the Wik claim which ushered in the era of the substantial anthropological contribution to native title claims. Applied anthropologists have received their fair share of criticism from their purely academic colleagues and while seeking to bridge this divide through his work in both arenas (his current positions at both Adelaide University and the SA Museum reflect this drive), Peter has not shied away from controversy. His remarkable depth of experience allows him to enrich any argument and his meticulous attention to detail ensures his information is always well presented. So even if some may not always agree with everything he has to say, Peter’s contributions are always worth paying attention to. Click here for registration and further information.

 2018 SALA Festival

Throughout August

2018 SALA Festival program was officially released Saturday 7 July

The cover features the work of Clare Belfrage, SALA Featured Artist and recipient of the 2018 SA Living Artist Wakefield Monograph. Her work also appears on this year’s poster, pictured, and at this year’s Icon exhibition at JamFactory as well as at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

This year Australia's biggest visual arts festival is bigger than ever with over 9000 artists across more than 700 events. The Festival runs throughout August with events all across South Australia; from city bars to suburban shopping precincts, wine regions and beyond.

SALA encompasses all forms of visual art from painting, sculpture and jewellery to video, multimedia and more. Events include exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, panels and more; grab the program and start planning your August. #salafestival @salafestival.



Launch and Information Night of the United Nations of Australia Association (SA) Young Professionals Network

Wednesday 5 September

The UNAA Young Professionals (YP) network involves and inspires young professionals throughout Australia in international affairs.The YP brings together a diverse mix of young professionals from business, law, government, the arts and philanthropy that are mainly between the ages of 25 to 35 years.
Date and Time: 6pm to 7.30pm Wednesday 5 September.
Venue: Adelaide Town Hall Main Foyer and Balcony
Guest Speaker: Young Australian of the Year 2017, Paul Vasileff (Paolo Sebastian Fashion)
Patron: Lady Mayoress of Adelaide Genevieve Theseira Haese.
To register for this event, click here.  For further information please contact Lidia Moretti 0424 570 809.

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