03 October - 10 November 2023



3 October - 10 november 2023

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

Continuing to build on over a decade of projects for a diversity of clients, this year’s exhibition presents a range of design catalysts that respond to the central theme of
Co-Creating Community Connections.

The exhibition brings together a collection of projects that question, investigate, and respond to what it means to be meaningfully connected, and consider how these connections can take various forms across physical spaces and sociotechnical networks, to impact individual and communal wellbeing.

Included within the work on display are student concepts and outcomes from the 2023 Match Tournament, and concepts from the Visualising Mental Health project in its eighth year of running.

See below for more information about the Match Tournament and Visualising Mental Health Projects.

Co-Creating Community Connections is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, UniSA Creative


The Match Tournament is a UniSA wide experience that brings together students, academics, and researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds with community and industry partners to develop proposals in response to a meta challenge. In 2023 this challenge was posed and supported by Wellbeing SA, the Office for Ageing Well and the City of Port Adelaide-Enfield, whose challenge was ‘how might we co-create an approach to support the mental wellbeing and resilience of older South Australians and communities at risk of social isolation?’


Visualising Mental Health is a project 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 Month (8-16 October 2023) and World Mental Health Day (10 October 2023). 

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.