A Better World Through Creativity




Kerry Packer Civic Gallery Exhibition

Exhibition dates: Monday 5 February - Friday 16 March

Gallery open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Thursdays until 7pm)
Hawke Building level 3,
UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide

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. 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.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a mural painted by visiting Kenyan street artist Swift9,  who will be in the gallery from 1 – 2 March.

ARTIST TALK, 7 MARCH 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This panel presentation will give the audience the opportunity to hear first-hand from these artists, who will talk about their creative journey.

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Zienexx (Senegal)

Dieynaba Sidibe is Senegal’s first female street artist, successfully challenging views on women’s roles and calling for equality, one spray-paint can at a time.

Bankslave (Kenya)

Bankslave is the founding father of graffiti in Kenya, and has been painting in Africa and parts of Europe since 2000. This will be Bankslaves' second visit to Adelaide.

Instagram: @bankslave
Facebook: /bankslave

Joan Otieno (Kenya)

Joan Otieno is a Nairobi based artist who is inspired by her surroundings, as well as the waste materials on the streets of her city.

Instagram: @joanotieno1983
Facebook: /joan.otieno1

Swift9 (Kenya)

Swift9 is a professional Nairobi based visual artist who specializes in graffiti and urban art.

 Swift9 will be painting a mural in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery from 1 to 2 March.

Instagram: @swift9graffiti

Onyis Martin (Kenya)

Onyis Martin is a mixed media artist, whose practice is rapidly gaining national and international recognition. In 2016, Onyis was awarded runner up in South Africa’s most prestigious art prize – Barclays L’Atelier.

Instagram: @onyismartin

Kaymist4 (Kenya)

Kenneth Otieno, popularly known as Kaymist4, attributes his passion for the arts as having had a positive impact in his life. He is a founding member of the well-known Graffiti Crew BSQ (Nairobi).

Instagram: @kaymist4



View a YouTube clip of Swift9 painting the mural of the late Nelson Mandela, who served as the Hawke Centre’s first International Patron (2001-2013).







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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
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