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The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery presents exhibitions that reflect its themes: 
Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future
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ADVANCING AUSTRALIA FAIR
BOB HAWKE AND HIS GOVERNMENT, 1983-1991
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Advancing Australia Fair Exhibition

An informative exhibition tracking the paradigm shift in Australian values, policies, and international relations pursued by the Hawke government. From educational access, to Aboriginal advancement, to anti-sex discrimination, to Medicare, to the saving of the Franklin River and Kakadu, to the lifting of trade barriers and the vital furthering of the China relationship, the re-shaping of Australia is embedded in the history of this government.

The special connection to our State lies in the fact that Bob Hawke was the only Prime Minister to have been born in South Australia, and the exhibition content has drawn upon the expertise and collections of the Hawke Library in Adelaide.

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SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
6 JULY - 29 JULY

Wamala

Sanaa Exhibition returns to The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, showcasing the work of previous Sanaa artists from across the African continent. Work from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 exhibitions will be on display, as well as the work from Ugandan artist Wamala - who undertook the inaugural 2020 Sanaa Artist Residency, conceived in partnership with Lipman Karas and Nexus Arts. The artwork, which is for sale, is a colourful selection of canvases evoking feelings of a contemporary Africa. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre has been a proud co-presenter and sponsor of Sanaa : A better world through creativity, presenting Sanaa Exhibition, Sanaa Story Telling and Feshene, since its inception in 2017.

Image credit: Wamala

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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink


THE ART IN HEART
6 JULY - 29 SEPTEMBER

'300x200 Neami.jpgArt comes from many places - the inventive brain, the creative hands but mostly, it comes from the heart. Someone's desire to be heard or have fun; to provoke conversation or share joy...all these reasons are pieces of the heart that an artist is brave enough to put on show. No matter the talent or ability, each piece has a heartbeat and a life.  We like to think we quicken the pulse, just a little, with The Art in Heart.' – Betty 

This exhibition showcases artworks by local emerging artists attending workshops run by Neami National, a community mental health service supporting people living with mental health issues to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National, as part of SALA

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Image: Bianca Kennelly, Ice and Moonlight


ART BY PRISONERS - THE WRITTEN EDITION
AN ONLINE EXHIBITION
3 AUGUST - 28 AUGUST

art by prisoners writing

The impacts of COVID-19 felt across the world have also created changes across the South Australian prison system.  Prisoners have not been able to meet in the groups that have traditionally been the forum for the creation of visual artworks.  In 2020 The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Department for Correctional  Services present a compilation of written works by prisoners across the state as part of an online exhibition.  An expansion of the Life Sentences portion of previous Art by Prisoners exhibitions, the written edition provides an opportunity for you to read prisoner experiences in their own words.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services, as part of SALA

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VISUALISING MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION
6 OCTOBER - 28 OCTOBER

This exhibition is a showcase of inventive and visionary design work from students working on an important community health project, Visualising Mental Health, aimed at developing products and tools which will directly benefit and empower the community by improving mental health.

Visualising Mental Health is an initiative of Match Studio at the University of South Australia. It brings together psychologists from the community with 3rd Year Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) students at UniSA to develop unique methods for communicating mental health and wellbeing concepts to the broader community.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, University of South Australia


SA REFUGEE WEEK 2020 YOUTH POSTER AWARDS EXHIBITION
2 NOVEMBER - 25 NOVEMBER

Refugee WeekIn this exhibition of posters we see students taking a leadership role in empathising with, offering support and advocating for, the world’s most vulnerable, and especially refugees displaced across the world, those coming to our shores and those presently within Australia’s guardianship. Where some might find it more convenient to either ignore or depreciate the plight of people fleeing their homelands and desperate for sanctuary, these students have taken on the mantle of ethical warriors, standing up for the weakened and willing to do what is needed to bring the social and economic justice we, as a country, advanced all those years ago.

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

Image credit: Runner Up - Primary, Harry Hutton and Ysabella Lim, SA Refugee Week 2020 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition


HIDDEN WORLDS: UNISA ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2020
30 NOVEMBER - 18 DECEMBER

UniSA CreativeHIDDEN WORLDS, an exhibition by graduating students from the UniSA Illustration and Animation Bachelor’s Degree program. On display is breathtaking, innovative expertise in making pictures for application to a broad range of industries and showcases the outstanding studio projects and portfolios developed throughout 2020.

Due to the unprecedented events of 2020 this exhibition is unique and memorable, highlighting the professional achievement, diversity and resilience of this year’s graduating students. HIDDEN WORLDS is an exhibition not to miss, including Illustrated pictures for Children’s books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation in Stop Motion, Frame by Frame and CGI, Character Design, Posters, Game Art, Editorial Illustration, Concept Art, Murals, Tattoo Design and experimental mediums.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative


PAST EXHIBITIONS

SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
3 FEBRUARY - 18 MARCH

Sanaa

Showcasing the work of contemporary African artists - from grassroots level to some of the continents leading artists, the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2020. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Africa's street artists, prolific visual artists and photographers.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink

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2021 EXHIBITIONS

MODERN LIVING: AT HOME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1890-1960 – AN EXHIBITION
MAY 2021

Modern Living

This exhibition examines some of the homes designed for modern living in South Australia, ranging from workers’ cottages to architect-designed modernist houses. Architectural drawings, books, posters and pamphlets from the collections of the Architecture Museum will illustrate the emergence of modern ideas of home and their expression in our houses.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA, as part of SA History Festival

Image: F.Kenneth Milne designed house 1912, Architecture Museum, UniSA.


EASTERN WISDOM: THE VIEW OF CHINESE LOCAL URBAN PLANNING
JULY 2021

 A300x200Chinese.jpgn exhibition exploring the ideas and principles behind the planning of ancient Chinese cities through historical maps, drawings and documents.

The exhibition draws on the research of Professor Shusheng Wang and his team at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. It is presented in collaboration with the Architecture Museum at the University of South Australia.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA

Image: Map of Jincheng in Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty (1875-1908)
Courtesy: Professor Shusheng Wang


HERO IMAGE: Clockwise, Wine Labels- Message on a Bottle; Woman in Tree No.1 – Catherine Pallin and Gareth Thomas; 2019 Best Poster, Tertiary, Fatima Ahmadi - SA Refugee Week Youth Poster Awards Exhibition; Art by Prisoners, Written Edition; Hidden Worlds: UniSA Illustration And Animation Graduate Exhibition 2020


MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE
SEPTEMBER 2021

wine bottle art

The Wine Label is a powerful icon.

Based on the theme of 'Past, Present and Future', Message on a Bottle will showcase the historical, social and cultural impact of South Australian wine label design artefacts, curated from a span of 30 studios over 50 years. It will be a rich exposé of the integral relationships between label designer, grape grower, wine producer, sales marketer – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research for the public to sample.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative.

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While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - and Building our future

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.