2013 exhibitions

Advancing Australia Fair
Bob Hawke and his government, 1983-1991
21 January - 20 February

Advancing Australia Fair ExhibitionFollowing a very successful launch of this exhibition in 2012 - and showing in Bordertown and at the Marion City Council, this exhibition returns to its home at the Hawke Centre.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library at UniSA are proud to present this 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 is 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.


Behind the Lines 2012
25 February - 3 April

Behind the LinesBehind the Lines features over 80 cartoons exploring the major political themes of the year including the carbon and mining taxes, asylum seekers, the economy and minority government.

Explore the controversies, crises and sometimes unintentional comedy of the political year that was.

Behind the Lines 2012 is a Museum of Australian Democracy travelling exhibition.


Galapagos Surreal
9 April - 2 May

Land Iguana in Plaza IslandsA photographic exhibition that transforms the landscapes and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most unique ecosystems, into a surreal representation of the world at large.

Ecuadorian photographer Fernando Espinosa Chauvin ventured into the Galagapos Islands over the course of two years to capture a contradiction; an environment that is both harsh and unrelenting and yet a paradise for wildlife. Using a technique that encourages an appreciation of the unique relationships between shape and texture, wildlife and vegetation, the rock formations, Chauvin presents a series of perfectly blended scenes that are breathtaking in their surrealism.

If you have an interest in the environment and the effects of climate change - you may wish to listen to the podcast from the event: From the Galapagos to grapes held on Wednesday 17 April 2013.

Exhibition presented by the Embassy of Ecuador


From Changi to SA - the cartoon legacy of POW Bettany
8 May - 29 May

POW BettanyIn 1974, artist Des Bettany retired as Acting Principal of the oldest art school in Australia, the SA School of Art, now within the University of SA. His journey to Australia began in the cruel setting of Changi - the Japanese POW camp, where he gained respect and affection for Australian prisoners, recording shared experiences in a fascinating cartoon legacy.

An About Time event: SA's History Festival

www.changipowart.com


SA Refugee Week Poster Exhibition and Awards
3 June - 28 June

2013 SA Refugee Week Poster Exhibition and AwardsThe 3rd Annual Youth Poster Exhibition and Awards are hosted by the Migrant Resource Centre of SA and the Hawke Centre and School of Art, Architecture and Design at UniSA.

Young artists are invited to contribute to a growing visual dialogue describing multiculturalism, anti-racism and human rights by celebrating cultural diversity.  Primary, secondary and tertiary students are invited, through their schools, to produce a poster that celebrates the United Nations International Refugee Convention by communicating how refugees are welcomed, become part of, or contribute to the Australian "family".

Finalists will be displayed in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery during June.

Supported by the Department of Education and Children's Services.


The Task Force Story
Recalling 40 years of tertiary education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
3 July - 7 August

The Task Force StoryThe Task Force was the first Indigenous tertiary educational institution in Australia and the precursor to the establishment of Indigenous centres at other Australian universities. The Task Force was established at the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1973 - a predecessor institution of the University of South Australia - and was so successful it attracted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around the country. This led to the establishment of the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of South Australia, which has expanded and developed Indigenous education programs and represents excellence in Indigenous scholarship at the tertiary level in Australia today.

The Task Force Project has researched the history of the unit through archives and oral history interviews undertaken with those involved from the inception of the Task Force, and with former students. The exhibition draws on pictorial, archival and oral historical materials to present a fascinating account.

A NAIDOC Week event


Nan ngelar winamen: Two hearts beat 'n time
12 August - 11 September

GeckoMuriel 'Mumthelang' Van Der Byl AM and Julianne 'Ambo' Jakaitis

Two women united in their aboriginality come together to share stories of family, life and culture through art.

Their paintings are executed in a myriad of colours and mediums that together form a kaleidoscope that acknowledges the spirits of the ancestors that occupy the landscape, and reflects the spiritual intensity of the lands, skies, waters, birds and animals - all symbolic of their personal connections with their country.

Muriel paints on silk recounting the stories handed down through the generations and told to her by her grandmother.

Julianne paints the stories of her heritage on her voyage of discovery, reflecting her birthright and affirming her cultural identity.

Exhibition proceeds are being directed to support selected Aboriginal students to further their advanced tertiary studies.

A SALA Festival exhibition

 


chART 365 Days Photographic Exhibition
17 September - 16 October

chART 365 Days Photographic ExhibitionThe chART 365 Days Photography Exhibition is the culmination of a 12-month project celebrating the wonderfully creative talent and ability of women experiencing homelessness, who come to Catherine House. It is the second exhibition that has come out of the Catherine House Education and Employment Program, with the inaugural exhibition featuring paintings from clients and professional artists.

The chART 365 Days Photographic Exhibition will profile the work of Catherine House clients who have participated in two TAFE photography courses, where they have learnt the basic skills of photography, to record those moments over the 25th Birthday year which 'lift her heart, moves her, cheers her up' that she wants 'others to share in and be delighted by.'

logochART 365 Days is part of a series of events celebrating Catherine House's 25th Anniversary.

All funds raised from the sale of works will support the 'Art for Social Change' program at Catherine House Inc and the artist's commission.


Lens on Nepal - celebrating the landscape, aiding the people: A Wilderness School project
21 October - 20 November

Lens on NepalWilderness School has been proudly supporting Bhadure School in the Annapurna region for over 10 years, raising considerable funds and donating substantial resources. Through the generous support of the school community, Wilderness School has helped to shape the lives of many young girls by offering scholarships so that they can continue their education through to university. Wilderness has also been supporting the Kushundebu Public Health Mission in the Everest region, with a focus on women's health.

This exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Wilderness School community will showcase the wonderful colours of this region of Nepal. Proceeds from the sale of works will further support these special aid projects in Nepal.


Parallax
25 November 2013 - 12 February 2014

ParallaxWilderness School has been proudly supporting Bhadure School in the Annapurna region for over 10 years, raising considerable funds and donating substantial resources. Through the generous support of the school community, Wilderness School has helped to shape the lives of many young girls by offering scholarships so that they can continue their education through to university. Wilderness has also been supporting the Kushundebu Public Health Mission in the Everest region, with a focus on women's health.

This exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Wilderness School community will showcase the wonderful colours of this region of Nepal. Proceeds from the sale of works will further support these special aid projects in Nepal.


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