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The Inspiring Female Trailblazer Still Enthusiastic about her Career Six Decades Later

From her fruitful tenure as the first female Chair in the Adelaide Children’s Hospital’s 108-year history to presiding over her thriving design and investment consultancies – all with four children under five – Beverley Perrett OAM is an inspiration to women of all ages. Still, she would be forgiven if, after her illustrious, high-speed career spanning six decades, she wanted to kick up her heels and reap the fruits of her labour, but ever passionate and motivated, Beverley is continually “besotted with work”, full of wisdom and canny intelligence, and continues to have a hand in her successful businesses. more...

Ricky Chau and Charmain Ooi

Taste Studios is Disrupting the Food and Hospitality Industry

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s startup, Taste Studios, is revolutionising small businesses with new revenue streams by introducing innovative food products and solutions to increase sales and meet a more health-conscious consumer base, all while improving consistency, nutrition and quality. more...

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Journalist on the Frontlines of the Biggest Stories Across the World

Journalist Lauren Waldhuter has delved into the lives of countless people and seismic political and cultural events across the world, covering stories from rural South Australia to Qatar, and London. She is now lending her talents to Bloomberg News in Hong Kong specialising in economics and politics across Asia. more...

Davide Cavuoto

Creativity and a Love of Coffee Come Together in Design

Visual Art & Design graduate, Davide Cavuoto, has been able to meld two passions – coffee and illustration – into creative venture, Coffee in Common. Davide’s keen, playful eye is apparent throughout the Hindmarsh coffee shop and roastery, designing and illustrating everything from the kaleidoscopic coffee packets, menus, logos, and merchandise. more...

Cover of book by Renowned economist Ross Garnaut AC - RESET: Restoring Australia after the Great Crash of 2020

Reset: Restoring Australia After the Pandemic Recession

Renowned economist Ross Garnaut AC discusses how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in this video he presents his ideas from new book Reset, followed by an In-Conversation with author and journalist, Tory Shepherd. more...

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Read UniSA's new Academic Enterprise Plan (2021-2025)

The University has launched its inaugural integrated strategic plan for teaching and research ambitions for the next five years. The Plan brings together the best of our education and research to shape business and community prosperity in South Australia and beyond. Read it here.


12 May >> From Bush Food to Banjaan Borani – Food, Family and History on a Plate

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for an evening of migrant and indigenous food stories and how they inform identity and connection to heritage, home and country. This panel discussion will be facilitated by ABC Radio Presenter and Producer, Deb Tribe, and is presented as part of the Adelaide Food Fringe.

13 May >> Food Democracy: From Passive Consumers to Active Food Citizens

In a global, industrialised food system decisions are being made every day about what we eat, when, where and how. As food consumers how do we get a say in the way our food system operates? Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, join Dr Sue Booth for this online broadcast as she introduces the idea of food democracy, enabling food consumers to become food citizens.

20 May >> Hugh Mackay AO: The Kindness Revolution

This is not just the launch of a book; it is a call for a revolution from eminent Researcher, Social Psychologist and Author, Hugh Mackay AO. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Hugh reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked ourselves: What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do we want to become?

20 May >> 2020s Vision – Economic Future of Women in Australia

A panel presentation presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and BPW Adelaide asks the question: What are the most important issues facing women today, how are we addressing those issues and what more can be done to improve women’s economic security?

10 June >> Disinformation: A Toxic Mix of Media, Politics and Vested Interests. The Hon Kevin Rudd AC In-Conversation with Quentin Dempster AM

An online broadcast presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and ABC Friends, SA/NT. Former Prime Minister The Hon Kevin Rudd AC, in conversation with Walkley award-winning journalist Quentin Dempster AM, will address key questions around disinformation and the ways it has been weaponised in our media to undermine Democracy. The discussion will define the problem posed by disinformation in the context of a 24 hour news cycle in a click bait media world.

14 July >> Dr Norman Swan: So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?

We all want to be healthier, but do you know what's good for you? Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? is a book that has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

15 July >> Samstag Museum of Art’s SYMPOSIUM

Artists draw on historical collections in the creation of new work. In this series of online conversations artists, collection curators and historians come together to discuss cultural agency, the politics of display, colonial legacies, and generative pathways to repair. Featuring James Nguyen & Victoria Pham with Stephen Zagala (Research Fellow, World Cultures, South Australian Museum), James Tylor with Dr Frances Wyld (Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies, UniSA), Taloi Havini with Professor Nicholas Thomas (Director, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge).

21 July >> 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture delivered by Craig Foster AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture. Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality. Craig explores a new social bargain with human rights at its core.


23 April to 24 September >> Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe brings To Become Two to the Samstag Museum of Art, a film installation concerned with the structure of relationships within collectives, and how these relationships underpin feminist political practices. Alex Martinis Roe is a Samstag scholar, who undertook post-doctoral research at the Universität der Künste, Berlin from 2013-2016.

23 April to 17 July >> James Nguyen and Victoria Pham: RE:SOUNDING

Vietnamese-Australian artist James Nguyen and Victoria Pham explore Đông Sơn drum. Nguyen is an artist working in in Naarm/Melbourne, who has exhibited across Europe, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific. Pham is a sound composer, archaeologist and artist who specialises in archaeoacoustics, working between London, Sydney and Paris.

23 April to 24 September >> Reading Room

Spend time in Samstag’s Reading Room. You will find books and other materials that have informed our current exhibitions, along with titles that build upon the ideas raised. Enjoy this informal place to sit and read the books, dive into the research behind the artworks, or just relax.

5 May to 28 May >> Modern Living: At Home in South Australia, 1890 – 1960 – An Exhibition

From efficient kitchens and hygienic surfaces to internal plumbing and sun shading, the modernisation of the home has a long history. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, this exhibition examines some of these influences with a focus on houses designed for South Australia, ranging from the model cottages of the late Victorian era to architect-designed Modernist houses.

2 June to 30 June >> SA Refugee Week 2021 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition

This exhibition showcases selected posters submitted by students from South Australia's primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. The artwork is a response to Refugee Week and themes which are critical in the acceptance and settlement of new arrivals to Australia. Those themes include multiculturalism, cultural diversity, anti-racism and the welcoming of refugees into Australia. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

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