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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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2020 EXHIBITIONS

SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
3 FEBRUARY - 18 MARCH

Sanaa

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.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink

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THE ART IN HEART
6 JULY - 29 SEPTEMBER

'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 

This exhibition showcases artworks by local emerging artists attending 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, as part of SALA

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Image: Bianca Kennelly, Ice and Moonlight


SANAA: A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CREATIVITY
6 JULY - 29 JULY

Wamala

Sanaa Exhibition returns to The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, showcasing the work of previous Sanaa artists from across the African continent. Work from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 exhibitions will be on display, as well as the work from Ugandan artist Wamala - who undertook the inaugural 2020 Sanaa Artist Residency, conceived in partnership with Lipman Karas and Nexus Arts. The artwork, which is for sale, is a colourful selection of canvases evoking feelings of a contemporary Africa. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre has been a proud co-presenter and sponsor of Sanaa : A better world through creativity, presenting Sanaa Exhibition, Sanaa Story Telling and Feshene, since its inception in 2017.

Image credit: Wamala

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Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa Ink


ART BY PRISONERS - THE WRITTEN EDITION
AN ONLINE EXHIBITION
3 AUGUST - 28 AUGUST

art by prisoners writing

The impacts of COVID-19 felt across the world have also created changes across the South Australian prison system.  Prisoners have not been able to meet in the groups that have traditionally been the forum for the creation of visual artworks.  In 2020 The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Department for Correctional  Services present a compilation of written works by prisoners across the state as part of an online exhibition.  An expansion of the Life Sentences portion of previous Art by Prisoners exhibitions, the written edition provides an opportunity for you to read prisoner experiences in their own words.

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

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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.

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


2020 YOUTH POSTER AWARDS EXHIBITION
3 NOVEMBER - 16 NOVEMBER

Refugee Week

This exhibition showcases selected posters submitted by students from South Australia's primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. The artwork is a response to Refugee Week and 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”.

The artwork demonstrates how the younger generation are creating images that express empathy and a protective attitude to those who are seeking safer lands. They understand the importance of giving hope to overcome the lack of certainty which every day accompanies refugees, and in these works there is an acknowledgement of the terrible disasters which have led refuges to becoming displaced and of the dangers of their journeys.

This exhibition was scheduled for SA Refugee Week (14-20 June, 2020), however was postponed until November, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

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Image credit: Runner Up - Primary, Harry Hutton and Ysabella Lim, SA Refugee Week 2019 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition

HERO IMAGE: Clockwise, Wine Labels- Message on a Bottle; Woman in Tree No.1 – Catherine Pallin and Gareth Thomas; 2019 Best Poster, Tertiary, Fatima Ahmadi - SA Refugee Week Youth Poster Awards Exhibition; Art by Prisoners, Written Edition; Hidden Worlds: UniSA Illustration And Animation Graduate Exhibition 2020


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.