2018 Exhibitions

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and Thursdays until 7pm, Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity
5 February - 23 March

Showcasing the artwork and artistic talent of East and West African street and visual artists, Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity will be returning to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2018. Visiting Kenyan street artist Swift9, will once again paint a mural direct onto the gallery wall.

This exhibition gives a voice to African artists who are working on political, cultural and socially engaged street and visual art. Sanaa will not only aesthetically please, it will challenge. 

The public are invited to hear from the artists, when they
participate in an artist talk:

Wednesday 7 March, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. This is an Adelaide Fringe Event

South Sea Islander and Australian Reflections on 'Blackbirding'
30 April - 18 May

This exhibition reflects on the 19th Century the ‘labour traffic’ (known as ‘blackbirding’) of South Sea Islanders by colonial powers to the cotton and sugar plantations in Australian, Fiji, Samoa, and event Peru. Of approximately 60,000 ‘recruited’ to Queensland, often by deception or force, about 25% died during their contracts.  Many of the artworks & historical materials in this exhibition were first exhibited in Queensland (2013) and then in Fiji (2014) and Vanuatu (2015). 

The exhibition will also highlight and reflect on the contributions Island workers made to the economy and infrastructure, and the experiences of descendants of Island workers stayed (Australian South Sea Islanders), descendants of Australian Aboriginals taken back to the Islands as children or wives, and the experience of seasonal workers in Australia today.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, The South Pacific Islander Community of South Australia and Helen Stacey with Dr David Bunton

SA Refugee Week 2018 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition
18 June - 10 July

This exhibition is part of a growing visual dialogue describing multiculturalism, anti-racism and human rights, and celebrating cultural diversity. Students from primary to tertiary level have created posters that celebrate the UN International Refugee Convention by communicating how refugees are welcomed, become part of, and contribute to the Australian "family".

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre reserves the right to change this exhibition program at any time without notice.



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