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Professor Clive Prestidge with his team in the laboratory

Professor fighting for better cancer treatments after his own diagnosis

Professor Clive Prestidge has spent thousands of hours researching drug formulation and improved delivery for cancer treatments. He is now developing a more effective, less-invasive way of targeting cancer than traditional chemotherapy, and his own bowel cancer diagnosis has only increased his resolve. more...

Thalia Kouts

Turning a passion for slow fashion into ethical activewear

Primary school teacher, Thalia Kouts, had an ingenious idea to create carefully crafted activewear out of sustainable fabrics, encouraging a generation of environmentally conscious children to really think about where clothes come from and the detrimental impact fast fashion has on our world. more...

Gerrie Mitra and Jacqueline Costanzo

Twins receive dual Public Service Medals for dedication to community

A pair of University of South Australia graduates – and twins no less – have both received Public Service Medals for their outstanding public service to vulnerable communities. Despite studying very different subjects, Gerrie and Jacky have played key roles in the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia. more...

Crisis and Denial - Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation

Crisis and Denial: The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation Series

What do climate deniers, anti-vaccination activists and COVID-19 conspiracy theorists have in common? Why are they so resistant to 'facts'? Research psychologist and former politician Dr Carmen Lawrence, social scientist Professor Julie Leask and cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky explore why myths and misinformation can be so compelling, who benefits from spreading misinformation, and how we can change people's minds. Facilitated by Misha Ketchell, Editor of The Conversation. Watch the video here...

Dr Sera Waters

Weaving hope and community together through uncertain times

For acclaimed artist, Dr Sera Waters, these uncertain times have inspired her most recent work of art by bringing together a number of communities – and her signature weaving and textile art techniques – for The Survivalist Sampler, a mass stitching project of hope. more...


Now >> Ep 11 | Samstag ON ART Podcast series

Pittsburgh-based Samstag Scholar Georgia Saxelby joins curatorial assistant Anna Zagala to discuss her experience of applying to study at Carnegie Mellon in the USA, strategies for selecting a school, what it takes to get in and why she can’t wait to get back. Georgia's moving image work Lullaby is currently showing at Samstag as part of the 2020 Adelaide//International.

2 July >> The Domino Effect: Climate Change and Pandemics presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, The Conversation and The Embassy of France in Australia

Join infectious disease and environmental health experts Dr Jean-François Guégan (Director of Research at the Institute of Research for Development, France), Fiona Armstrong (Executive Director and Founder of Climate and Health Alliance) and Dr Natasha Chassagne (Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University) as they discuss why, for humans to survive, it is critical to connect human health, civilisation and the natural systems on which we depend.

16 July >> Borders and the Pandemic presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation

People and countries have been forced apart by the pandemic. External borders broken down by globalisation were hastily re-erected. Internal borders were raised as we gave up our personal liberties to stay safe. Join Professor Stan Grant (Journalist and Vice Chancellor’s Chair of Australian-Indigenous Belonging, Charles Sturt University), Hugh White AO (Emeritus Professor Strategic Studies, ANU), and Dennis Altman AM (Professorial Fellow, Institute for Human Security, La Trobe University) as they discuss how the pandemic has changed the way we think about borders.

23 July >> Breaking the News, Jan Fran In-Conversation with Tory Shepherd

Just when we needed the media more than ever before - to talk us through the current crisis and how governments are tackling it – media companies are crashing. They’re laying off staff and closing papers, and even your ABC is not immune. Walkley Award winning journalist Jan Fran talks to Tory Shepherd about what Australia’s media landscape looks like now, and how it might look in the future. Presented as part of Just A Thought, an In-Conversation series with Tory Shepherd.

27 July >> Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons with The Hon Julia Gillard AC

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for the Book Launch of Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons written by Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and economist, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. This inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, shares the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.



6 - 29 July >> Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

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.

6 July - 28 August >> The ART in heART

The ART in heART is an exhibition in The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery showcasing artworks by local emerging artists attending weekly workshops run by Neami National, a community based organisation providing services to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

3 - 28 August >> Art by Prisoners - The Written Edition

In 2020 The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services present a compilation of written works by prisoners across South Australia 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.

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