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The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery presents exhibitions that reflect its themes: 
Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future
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Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Thursdays until 6pm, Closed on Public Holidays. 
Free Entry.
Location: Level 3, UniSA Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus


2021 EXHIBITIONS

MATCH TOURNAMENT 2021: ACTIVATING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
5 OCTOBER - 29 OCTOBER 2021

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This year’s exhibition fromMatch Studio will display student outcomes and concepts from the inaugural Match Tournament, and for the sixth year running concepts from the Visualising Mental Health project, demonstrating Match Studio’s ongoing commitment to nurturing a collaborative community of practice that includes students, teaching academics, researchers, industry and community organisations.

The inaugural Match Tournament proponents, the Fay Fuller Foundation and Wellbeing SA posed the provocation: ‘How might we activate resilience by equipping communities to connect with and support each other in response to traumatic events?’

The work created by UniSA students will be on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 5-29 October, coinciding with Mental Health Week (10-17 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October). 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, UniSA

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BOB HAWKE AND THE ASIA PACIFIC
UNTIL DECEMBER 2021

asia pacificThis exhibition is a photographic history of Hawke’s engagement with the Asia Pacific region as Prime Minister, alongside honours and memorabilia that showcase his legacy.

Under Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s leadership Australia’s engagement with the Asia Pacific greatly expanded. The world was reshaping economically, and China emerged on the world stage as a growing economic power. Australia sought to leverage this growth by establishing multilateral foreign policies with both China and its Asian neighbours.

This exhibition can be viewed in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery alongside the Hawke Centre’s Advancing Australia Fair, Bob Hawke and his Government exhibition.

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ADVANCING AUSTRALIA FAIR
BOB HAWKE AND HIS GOVERNMENT, 1983-1991
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Advancing Australia Fair Exhibition

An informative exhibition tracking the paradigm shift in Australian values, policies, and international relations pursued by the Hawke government. From educational access, to Aboriginal advancement, to anti-sex discrimination, to Medicare, to the saving of the Franklin River and Kakadu, to the lifting of trade barriers and the vital furthering of the China relationship, the re-shaping of Australia is embedded in the history of this government.

The special connection to our State lies in the fact that Bob Hawke was the only Prime Minister to have been born in South Australia, and the exhibition content has drawn upon the expertise and collections of the Hawke Library in Adelaide.

Until December 2021, the exhibition will include Bob Hawke and the Asia Pacific - focussing on Hawke's engagement with the Asia Pacific region as Prime Minister, alongside honours and memorabilia that showcase his legacy. 

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EMBRACING THE ORDINARY MOMENT
3 NOVEMBER - 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Neami

“Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." -- Bruce Garrabrandt

Embracing the Ordinary Moment is the fourth Neami exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery. Bringing together a diverse array of artists' works; each expressing how they have found resilience throughout the pandemic by not just engaging in the small and ordinary moments of the day but embracing them as stepping stones to foster their creativity, drive and wellbeing.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National

Artwork: Left, Human Leg, Stevan Howison, Right, Winters Rain, LH 

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VIVID
2021 UNISA ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION 
1 - 21 DECEMBER 2021

UniSA Creative

An exhibition by graduating students from the UniSA Illustration and Animation Bachelor’s Degree program.

This exhibition presents the professional achievement of UniSA's graduating students. Works may include illustrated pictures for Children’s books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation in Stop Motion, Frame by Frame and CGI, Character Design, Posters, Game Art, Editorial Illustration, Concept Art, Murals, Tattoo Design and experimental mediums.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative

Artwork: Vivid, 2021 UniSA Illustration and Animation Graduation Exhibition 


2021 PAST EXHIBITIONS

HIDDEN WORLDS: 2020 UNISA ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION 
6 JANUARY - 27 JANUARY 2021

UniSA CreativeHIDDEN WORLDS, an exhibition by graduating students from the UniSA Illustration and Animation Bachelor’s Degree program. This exhibition demonstrates innovative expertise in making pictures for application to a broad range of industries, showcasing the outstanding studio projects and portfolios developed throughout 2020.

Due to the unprecedented events of 2020 this exhibition is unique and memorable, highlighting the professional achievement, diversity and resilience of this year’s graduating students. HIDDEN WORLDS is an exhibition not to be missed. Works include Illustrated pictures for Children’s books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation in Stop Motion, Frame by Frame and CGI, Character Design, Posters, Game Art, Editorial Illustration, Concept Art, Murals, Tattoo Design and experimental mediums.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative

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CONTACT
1 FEBRUARY - 26 MARCH 2021

CONTACTCONTACT brings together a group of emerging artists exploring the themes of identity, politics, race, migration and modern slavery through photography, painting, installation and video.

Curated by South Australian artist Elyas Alavi, invited artists include Kim Sunyoul (South Korea), Makeda Duong, Jonathan Kim and Abrahim Mohammadi (Australia), Beverley Onyangunga and Orna Kazimi (United Kingdom) Aziz Azizyar and Abbas Asi (Afghanistan), Zubaida Husaini (Iran), the Ebinum Brothers: Victory and Marvel Ebinum (Nigeria) and Abdullah Alavi Jafari (Afghanistan).

Commissioned and presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of Adelaide Fringe

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Image: Sunyoul Kim, Negotiation, 2019, oil paint and baked clay


LIFE, DEATH AND DYING
31 MARCH - 30 APRIL 2021

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Life, Death and Dying is the outcome of a ground-breaking contemporary art project, led by socially-engaged artist, Daniel Connell. This exhibition uses art to investigate encounter in the palliative care clinical setting.

With this in mind, Life, Death and Dying examines the question ‘What is a good death?’ through the lens of eight individuals from very different cultures, faiths and life experiences. Each of the eight have had close professional and personal encounters with death.

This exhibition will showcase the artefacts and poems created during the year-long project. It sits alongside a major short documentary film made by Director Nick Muecke and Cinematographer Nick Frayne: Life, Death and Dying: an exploration of the unknown via the unfamiliar. 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

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Photo Credit: Nick Frayne


MODERN LIVING: AT HOME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1890-1960 – AN EXHIBITION
5 MAY - 28 MAY 2021

Modern Living

From efficient kitchens and hygienic surfaces to internal plumbing and sun shading, the modernisation of the home has a long history. 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.

Architectural drawings, books, posters and pamphlets from the collections of the Architecture Museum will illustrate the emergence of modern ideas of home and their expression in our houses.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA Creative, University of South Australia, as part of South Australia's History Festival and Open Doors

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Image: F.Kenneth Milne designed house 1912, Architecture Museum, UniSA.


AUSTRALIAN MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE PRESENTS THE SA REFUGEE WEEK YOUTH POSTER AWARDS AND EXHIBITION HOSTED BY THE BOB HAWKE PRIME MINISTERIAL CENTRE

SA REFUGEE WEEK 2021 YOUTH POSTER AWARDS EXHIBITION
2 JUNE - 30 JUNE 2021

Refugee Week

This exhibition showcases selected posters from several hundred submitted by students from across the state of South Australia in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. The artwork is a response to 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 as well as how refugees become part of, and contribute towards, the Australian “family”. Understanding that visual communication has a strong role to play in relaying social messages that can also help build a more resilient and connected community while celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

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Image: Best Poster - Teritary, Tiana Marcellino, 2021 Youth Posters Awards Exhibition

      


GHOST STORIES
16 JULY - 20 JULY 2021

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Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi (The Avalanches) turn their gaze to the visual art world to bring us an exhibition showcasing the works that influenced the pair's most recent Australian Music Prize-winning album We Will Always Love You. Featuring works by Jonathan Zawada and The Experience Machine, the exhibition will offer audiences a rare insight into the album’s cosmic and meditative visual language.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Illuminate Adelaide

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ARTISTS ON THE INSIDE
4 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 2021

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Artists on the Inside presents artwork created by adults incarcerated in South Australia’s prisons. The works allow contributors to participate in the community both as prisoners and as artists, using art as the medium to create and share stories. In taking on the role of artists, prisoners challenge themselves to think differently about their relationships with the self, the community and culture.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services, as part of SALA

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Image: Giant, Artists On the Inside, 2021 Exhibition


MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE
1 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

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The Wine Label is a powerful icon.

Based on the theme of 'Past, Present and Future', Message on a Bottle will showcase the historical, social and cultural impact of South Australian wine label design artefacts, curated from a span of 15 studios over 70 years. It will be a rich exposé of the integral relationships between label designer, grape grower, wine producer, sales marketer – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research for the public to sample.

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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative.


HERO IMAGE: Clockwise from Top Right: Hidden Worlds Exhibition; Message On A Bottle Exhibition; Visualising Mental Health Exhibition (Left), F.Kenneth Milne designed house 1912, Architecture Museum (Right), UniSA 2020 Youth Posters Exhibition, Commended - Primary, Aidan Greiger, St Michael's College; The Cultural Distance, 2020, Photograph Sam Roberts; Sunyoul Kim, Negotiation, 2019, Jonathan Kim; Artists On The Inside.


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 - and Building our future

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.