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Weaving A New Path in The New York City Art Scene

Annika Bowker moved to the Big Apple to work for a slew of award-winning design and architecture firms before she realised her heart lay in her art practice, and followed this desire creating beautiful intricate weaving pieces, straddling art, design, landscape and performance. Her Honours thesis, for which she received a high distinction, studied the intersection between art and architecture and was an important entry point into this cross-disciplinary work. Growing up in semi-rural Australia, Annika forged a strong relationship to land and the natural world, which is something she is always returning to through her work as well. more…

PhD candidate Hayley Leake

Survivor Winner’s Next Challenge for Pain Research

PhD candidate Hayley Leake was able to put her years of pain research into practice when she went into battle for the title of Sole Survivor in this year’s Survivor: Brains v Brawn series. Coming away with the crown, she’s now taking on a new challenge with her fellow pain researchers and advocates, Pain Revolution’s Go The Distance to raise awareness for the debilitating condition. more...

Boon Ken Wong

Harnessing the Power of a Music Playlist at Spotify

Boon Ken Wong is Spotify’s International Music Manager for the Asia Pacific region, where he is introducing the world to the best new artists and acts. After a career in journalism, his love of pop culture and encyclopaedic knowledge of music has served him well driving the international music strategy fascinated by the communal, visceral, and cultural qualities of music, how music travels, and is shared. more...

UniSA epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman

10 Questions You Want Answered

Should children under the age of 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19? Is it possible to achieve herd immunity? Will an 80 per cent vaccination rate keep us safe? In this video, UniSA epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman answers these questions and a lot more. The former World Health Organization consultant shares his expertise - 50 years' worth - and argues for a different approach to tackling COVID-19. more...

Cintya Dharmayanti

Driving Towards Personalised Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Cintya Dharmayanti from UniSA’s Applied Chemistry and Translational Biomaterials (ACTB) Group has set her sights on the development of a nanoparticle system for ovarian cancer drug delivery for more effective treatments and reduced side effects. She now taken out UniSA’s 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and is preparing to represent the University at the Asia-Pacific competition. more...

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UniSA Launches Guide to Foster Respectful Engagement with Aboriginal Peoples

The UniSA community now has access to a valuable resource on how to work, engage and partner respectfully with Aboriginal Peoples with the release of Yurirka: Proppa Engagement with Aboriginal Peoples. Yurirka, which means to be attentive or obedient in Kaurna language, is a guide designed to give the UniSA community a strong grasp of the ‘proppa’ protocols of engagement with Aboriginal Peoples. In this video, Purkarninthi in Residence (UniSA's Elders in Residence) share their reflections on the resource and its contributions to respectful engagement and reconciliation. Read more about the process and where to find the resource here.

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Events & Exhibitions

6 October >> Professor Cassandra Szoeke: Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, this online event with Professor Cassandra Szoeke explores her research-based approach to ageing well: Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing. Living Better, Living Longer. Cassandra will be in-conversation with University of South Australia's Professor Susan Hillier. Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing, draws on the findings of a unique study that has focused on the health of more than four hundred women in their mid-to-late lives.

16 October >> Perspectives with Hannah Presley

Presented as part of Perspectives - an initiative developed by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, ACE Open and Guildhouse, this online event with Aboriginal curator Hannah Presley will explore her inter/national curatorial approach that has guided her through working with individual artists, community groups, not-for-profit galleries, international art Biennales and national institutions.

23 October to 3 December >> Pilar Mata Dupont’s The Ague

Experience Pilar Mata Dupont’s screen-based work The Ague (2018) at Samstag, focusing on Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens, London which houses the world’s largest seed bank, conserving the most endangered wild plants for future use. Samstag’s new Spring Season will also feature Karrabing Film Collective’s single-channel work Night Time Go (2017) and Omer Fast’s surreal multichannel video installation Continuity (2012).

27 October >> 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. This online event is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Until 31 January 2022 >> MOD. UP CLOSE

Are you ready to get up close? MOD.’s UP CLOSE is an exploration of a spectrum of closeness. Starting inside our bodies, we consider touch and relationships with people and machines before spanning out to the way we move through place and space. Find out about the 100 trillion microorganisms living inside you, see what tears look like under a microscope with each tear as individual and unique as its owner – and have a spontaneous conversation with a stranger, but is it human or AI?

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