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Victoria Lewis (left) with Zambian artist Mwamba Chikwemba by Papa Shabani Photography

Founder of Sanaa Festival Promoting a Better World Through Creativity

Adelaide is abuzz this time of year with the myriad of festivals, events and parties taking over the city, none less than the upcoming Sanaa Festival, and the Sanaa Exhibition co-presented with The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. Founder & Director of Sanaa, Victoria Lewis, came up with the idea filming a documentary in artist communities in East Africa and is excited to hold their annual event to brighten up the streets of Adelaide again. With a focus on artists from countries that have faced instability – particularly places of political unrest where art has been used as a form of survival and expression – Sanaa is on a mission to provide visibility to artists from migrant backgrounds and diverse cultural expression to the Australian community. more…

Dr Monita Yessy Wambrauw

Implementing Transport as an Important Agent for Change

Thanks to a serendipitous chain of events, Dr Monita Yessy Wambrauw has felt a draw to University of South Australia on two separate occasions, pursuing a Master of Engineering in Transport Systems, and five years later a Doctorate by Research in Civil Engineering. Falling in love with the South Australian lifestyle and Adelaide’s simple design and transportation links, the trailblazing female engineer based in Indonesia, has brought back her knowledge and talents  to make a real difference to the lives of the millions of people that populate the lush archipelago‚Äč. more...

Hygge Studio Creative Directors, Rachel Evans and Lucy Temme

UniSA Creative Alumni Taking Adelaide Events Industry by Storm

The brilliant creative minds behind Hygge Studio, the Adelaide based creative studio specialising in bespoke event design and hire, event styling, and planning, aim to tell stories through events through their aesthetic details. Creative Directors, Rachel Evans and Lucy Temme, have been an unmatchable team since partnering up in 2016, amassing an impressive portfolio featuring private parties (dreamy Hen’s days, birthdays and engagements, chic dinners), corporate and community functions, brand launches and photoshoots, as well as activations for large public events and festivals. more...

Professor Michelle Tuckey

Addressing Workplace Bullying as An Organisational Problem

With one in 10 Australian workers being exposed to bullying at any one point in time, workplace bullying is a serious issue in our country. Professor Michelle Tuckey has spent 16 years at UniSA investigating wellbeing in the workplace, and alongside her fellow researchers from UniSA’s Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX), has developed an evidence-based risk audit tool to assess and mitigate the organisational risk factors for bullying at work. Learn more about Professor Tuckey’s contribution to UniSA‘s Enterprising Minds for Mental Health and watch the video here...

Dr Giles Kirby accepting an award from Premier Steven Marshall

Sky Isn’t the Limit for Venture Catalyst Space Program Graduates

UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre has a reputation for nurturing a number of ground-breaking startup companies with their incubator and accelerator. Now with Australia’s first space Venture Catalyst program, the ICC is supporting founders to start and lead their own space ventures. This includes 2021 graduates, Firefly Biotech, and their bid to develop off-world healthcare and medical research, through scientific advances, like bringing technology that can replicate microgravity in space, directly to a biologist’s lab bench. more...

MOD. Invisibility

Events & Exhibitions

1 February until late November 2022 >> Experience MOD.’s INVISIBILITY

INVISIBILITY is everywhere. It’s the people you don’t notice, the environmental changes we can’t see, and the algorithms working hard behind the scenes. What can we notice when we start paying attention? In MOD.’s new exhibition, we’re shining a spotlight on all the things we can’t see to help us better understand the world around us and our place in it. Are you ready to see the unseen?

7 February to 14 April >> Sanaa Exhibition

Curated by Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity, co-presented and sponsored by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and supported by Principal Partner LK, Sanaa Exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2022. Exploring the theme of Home, the Sanaa Exhibition features contemporary Australian based artists from Aboriginal, African, Iranian, Colombian and Brazilian backgrounds alongside international artists from India, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa.

Thursday 10 March >> Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy. Dr Richard Denniss In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in arrangement with WOMADelaide Festival’s Planet Talks Program, Dr Richard Denniss outlines how all the big challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to the impact of big tech on our democracy, will require more government spending, regulation and, most importantly, more creativity in thinking about the role of Government. Dr Denniss, Author and Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, will be in-conversation with social commentator Jane Caro AM.

Thursday 17 March >> A Yarn with Djon Mundine OAM FAHA and Dr Tyson Yunkaporta

Two prominent Aboriginal thought leaders will join UniSA as part of a new Visiting Research Fellowship scheme. Curator, artist and activist, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, and author, researcher and arts critic, Dr Tyson Yunkaporta were named the inaugural Pirku murititya UniSA Visiting Research Fellows – a donor co-sponsored program. In this yarn, facilitated Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney AM, the Pirku murititya UniSA Visiting Research Fellows will share their wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Samstag Museum of Art and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, UniSA.

Thursday 31 March >> Bob Hawke: Demons and Destiny. Troy Bramston In-Conversation with Tory Shepherd

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for an online event with award winning and best-selling author and journalist, Troy Bramston, discussing his latest book, Bob Hawke: Demons and Destiny. This unprecedented biography of Hawke includes an exclusive series of interviews with him – the last that he gave – as well as unfiltered access to his extensive trove of personal papers. Troy Bramston tells the remarkable story of Hawke’s upbringing and education, the people and events that shaped him, his rise through the union movement, his complex personality and personal life, and his nine-year government from 1983 to 1991, plus his post-prime ministerial life and legacy.

Wednesday 20 April >> 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 presents the 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.

Thursday 28 April >> Jo Dyer: Burning Down the House – Reconstructing Modern Politics

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, arts powerhouse and independent candidate, Jo Dyer tells the story of how our political system went awry. In her new book, Burning Down the House examines how Australia is now contemplating the type of leadership they want—responsible, humane, moral—qualities that are not reflected in our current toxic politics. At a time when the country is crying out for leadership, ordinary Australians are determined to burn it all down and build something new.

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