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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 7pm)
Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide MAP
The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is currently closed and will re-open 3 February 2020, showcasing the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition.


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.

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COMING SOON

SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
3 FEBRUARY - 24 MARCH

Wamala

Showcasing the work of contemporary African artists - from grassroots level to some of the continents leading artists, the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2020. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Africa's street artists, prolific visual artists and photographers.

Image credit: Wamala

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink

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MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE 
27 MARCH - 27 APRIL

wine bottle art

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 30 studios over 25 years. It will be a rich expose 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.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA.


MODERN LIVING: AT HOME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1890-1960 – AN EXHIBITION
30 APRIL - 29 MAY

Modern Living

This exhibition examines some of the homes designed for modern living in South Australia, ranging from workers’ cottages 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, School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA, as part of SA History Festival

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


SA REFUGEE WEEK 2020 YOUTH POSTER AWARDS EXHIBITION
4 JUNE - 30 JUNE 

Refugee WeekIn this exhibition of posters we see students taking a leadership role in empathising with, offering support and advocating for, the world’s most vulnerable, and especially refugees displaced across the world, those coming to our shores and those presently within Australia’s guardianship. Where some might find it more convenient to either ignore or depreciate the plight of people fleeing their homelands and desperate for sanctuary, these students have taken on the mantle of ethical warriors, standing up for the weakened and willing to do what is needed to bring the social and economic justice we, as a country, advanced all those years ago.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre

Image credit: Runner Up - Primary, Harry Hutton and Ysabella Lim, SA Refugee Week 2020 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition


THE ART IN HEART
3 JULY - 29 JULY 

'300x200 Neami.jpgArt comes from many places - the inventive brain, the creative hands but mostly, it comes from the heart. Someone's desire to be heard or have fun; to provoke conversation or share joy...all these reasons are pieces of the heart that an artist is brave enough to put on show. No matter the talent or ability, each piece has a heartbeat and a life.  We like to think we quicken the pulse, just a little, with The Art in Heart.' – Betty Artis

This exhibition showcases artworks by local emerging artists attending weekly workshops run by Neami National, a community mental health service supporting people living with mental health issues to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National.

Image: Bianca Kennelly, Stained Glass Window (series 4 of 4)


ART BY PRISONERS
3 AUGUST - 28 AUGUST

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Art is a constructive activity through which to express and manage these emotions, unearth new talents and strengths, help reconnect with lost identities and find new ones, creating a vision and hope for a more positive future. Art by Prisoners comprises artwork created by people incarcerated in South Australia’s adult prisons. The works offer glimpses into the pain, isolation, and regret often experienced as a result of crime and punishment.

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

 


EASTERN WISDOM: THE VIEW OF CHINESE LOCAL URBAN PLANNING
2 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER 

 A300x200Chinese.jpgn exhibition exploring the ideas and principles behind the planning of ancient Chinese cities through historical maps, drawings and documents.

The exhibition draws on the research of Professor Shusheng Wang and his team at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. It is presented in collaboration with the Architecture Museum at the University of South Australia.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Architecture Museum, UniSA

Image: Map of Jincheng in Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty (1875-1908)
Courtesy: Professor Shusheng Wang


VISUALISING MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION
6 OCTOBER - 28 OCTOBER

This exhibition is a showcase of inventive and visionary design work from students working on an important community health project, Visualising Mental Health, aimed at developing products and tools which will directly benefit and empower the community by improving mental health.

Visualising Mental Health is an initiative of Match Studio at the University of South Australia. It brings together psychologists from the community with 3rd Year Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) students at UniSA to develop unique methods for communicating mental health and wellbeing concepts to the broader community.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, University of South Australia


HERO IMAGE: Clockwise, Bob Hawke AC, GCL - Advancing Australia Fair; Chela - Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity; 2019 Best Poster, Tertiary, Fatima Ahmadi - SA Refugee Week Youth Poster Awards Exhibition; Samuel Gorge Wine Label - Message on a Bottle; F.Kenneth Milne designed house 1912 - Modern Living: At Home in South Australia, 1890-1960.


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.