01 October - 31 October 2023


Match Tournament 2023

October 2023

Match Studio is UniSA's innovative learning and research space, where interdisciplinary teams of students, teaching academics, researchers, industry, and community organisations engage, think, learn and co-create innovative solutions to real-world challenges. 

With over a decade of research, and interdisciplinary practice-based learning producing ‘creative catalysts’ for a diversity of clients under its belt, Match Studio piloted the Match Tournament model during 2021. Match Tournament challenges students to learn and apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking and collaborative tools and techniques to develop proposals that can make a difference to other people's lives. 

This year’s exhibition from Match Studio will display student outcomes and concepts from the 2023 Match Tournament, and for the eighth year running concepts from the Visualising Mental Health project.

This exhibition will tell the story of the process undertaken to conceptualise, recruit, and deliver the Match Tournament model, together with a selection of engaging and innovative student outcomes from the two stages of the Match Tournament – Stage 1, the Monodisciplinary Heats, and Stage 2, the Interdisciplinary Design Sprint.

Embedded within the Match Tournament is the Visualising Mental Health project. The project is an initiative of Match Studio bringing together psychologists from the community (led by clinician Dr Gareth Furber) with 3rd Year Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) students at UniSA. Students are asked to develop unique methods for communicating mental health and wellbeing concepts to the broader community.

The work created by UniSA students will be on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in October 2023, coinciding with Mental Health Week (8-16 October 2023) and World Mental Health Day (10 October 2023). 

2022 Match Tournament Exhibition

Match Tournament 2023 is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, UniSA Creative

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 - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.