2018 Exhibitions

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and Thursdays until 7pm, Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity
5 February - 16 March

Showcasing the artwork and artistic talent of East and West African street and visual artists, Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity will be returning to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2018. Visiting Kenyan street artist Swift9, will once again paint a mural direct onto the gallery wall.

This exhibition gives a voice to African artists who are working on political, cultural and socially engaged street and visual art. Sanaa will not only aesthetically please, it will challenge. 

The public are invited to hear from the artists, when they
participate in an artist talk:

Wednesday 7 March, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. This is an Adelaide Fringe Event

South Sea Islander and Australian Reflections on Blackbirding
30 April - 18 May

This exhibition reflects on aspects of the ‘labour traffic’ of South Sea Islanders to the cotton & sugar plantations of Queensland over the period 1863 to 1904, known as Blackbirding. Over 50,000 workers were ‘recruited’, often
by deception or force, and about 25% died during their contracts.  Many of the artworks & historical materials in
this exhibition were first exhibited in Queensland (2013)
and then in Fiji (2014) and Vanuatu (2015). 

The Hawke Centre exhibition will also reflect on the contributions of those Island workers to the economy and infrastructure, the experience of descendants of Island workers who stayed in this country - the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSIs) - and the experiences of seasonal workers in Australia today. 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, The South Pacific Islander Community of South Australia and Helen Stacey with Dr David Bunton

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre reserves the right to change this exhibition program at any time without notice.



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