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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 6pm, Closed on Public Holidays
Location: Level 3, UniSA Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus


2021 EXHIBITIONS

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.

Showing from 13 January until 30 April 2021, the exhibition also includes an exploration of Australia's industrial relations from the colonial period to the present day, with a focus on Hawke’s impact on industrial relations in Australia through his work at the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and as Prime Minister of Australia.

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CONTACT
1 FEBRUARY - 26 MARCH 2021

CONTACTCONTACT brings together a group of emerging artists exploring the themes of identity, politics, race, migration and modern slavery through photography, painting, installation and video.

Curated by South Australian artist Elyas Alavi, invited artists include Kim Sunyoul (South Korea), Makeda Duong, Jonathan Kim and Abrahim Mohammadi (Australia), Beverley Onyangunga and Orna Kazimi (United Kingdom) Aziz Azizyar and Abbas Asi (Afghanistan), Zubaida Husaini (Iran), the Ebinum Brothers: Victory and Marvel Ebinum (Nigeria) and Abdullah Alavi Jafari (Afghanistan).

Commissioned and presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of Adelaide Fringe

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Image: Sunyoul Kim, Negotiation, 2019, oil paint and baked clay


LIFE, DEATH AND DYING
31 MARCH - 30 APRIL 2021

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Life, Death and Dying is the outcome of a ground-breaking contemporary art project, led by socially-engaged artist, Daniel Connell. This exhibition uses art to investigate encounter in the palliative care clinical setting.

With this in mind, Life, Death and Dying examines the question ‘What is a good death?’ through the lens of eight individuals from very different cultures, faiths and life experiences. Each of the eight have had close professional and personal encounters with death.

This exhibition will showcase the artefacts and poems created during the year-long project. It sits alongside a major short documentary film made by Director Nick Muecke and Cinematographer Nick Frayne: Life, Death and Dying: an exploration of the unknown via the unfamiliar. 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

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Photo Credit: Nick Frayne


MODERN LIVING: AT HOME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1890-1960 – AN EXHIBITION
5 MAY - 28 MAY 2021

Modern Living

From efficient kitchens and hygienic surfaces to internal plumbing and sun shading, the modernisation of the home has a long history. This exhibition examines some of these influences with a focus on houses designed for South Australia, ranging from the model cottages of the late Victorian era 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, UniSA, as part of SA History Festival

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


SA REFUGEE WEEK 2021 YOUTH POSTER AWARDS EXHIBITION
2 JUNE - 30 JUNE 2021

Refugee Week

This exhibition showcases selected posters from several hundred submitted by students from across the state of South Australia in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions.

The artwork is a response to themes which are critical in the acceptance and settlement of new arrivals to Australia. Those themes include multiculturism, 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”.

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

Image: Joint Winner - Primary, Zia Ullah Momand, 2020 Youth Posters Awards Exhibition


ARTISTS ON THE INSIDE
4 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 2021

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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. Artists On The Inside 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 for Correctional Services, as part of SALA

Image: Giant, Artists On the Inside, 2021 Exhibition


MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE
1 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

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 50 years. It will be a rich exposé 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 UniSA Creative.


MATCH TOURNAMENT 2021: ACTIVATING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
5 OCTOBER - 29 OCTOBER 2021

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This exhibition showcases selected design work from the project-based learning experience, Match Tournament 2021.

Match Tournament is an interdisciplinary collaboration of academic and student minds tackling a client posed meta challenge to develop proposals for products, policies, systems, and services that address the client’s challenge with creative responses.

The meta challenge for 2021 is ‘Activating Community Resilience’ which has been posed by the Fay Fuller Foundation and Wellbeing SA’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Directorate.

The work created by UniSA students will be on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 5-29 October, coinciding with Mental Health Week (10-17 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October). 

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio, UniSA


EMBRACING THE ORDINARY MOMENT
3 NOVEMBER - 28 NOVEMBER 2021

Home, TWEmbracing the Ordinary Moment is the fourth Neami exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery. Bringing together a diverse array of artists work; each expressing how they have found resilience throughout the pandemic by not just engaging in the small and ordinary moments of the day but embracing them as stepping stones to foster their creativity, drive and wellbeing.

This exhibition features artworks by local emerging artists who attend the art programs run by Neami National, a community mental health service supporting people living with mental health issues to pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals as they engage in their individual recovery journeys.

“Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." -- Bruce Garrabrandt

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National

Artwork: Untitled No.1, TW


2021 UNISA ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION 
DECEMBER 2021

UniSA Creative

An exhibition by graduating students from the UniSA Illustration and Animation Bachelor’s Degree program.

This exhibition presents the professional achievement of UniSA's graduating students. Works may include illustrated pictures for Children’s books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation in Stop Motion, Frame by Frame and CGI, Character Design, Posters, Game Art, Editorial Illustration, Concept Art, Murals, Tattoo Design and experimental mediums.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative

Artwork: Chi Dang, Hidden Worlds: 2020 UniSA Illustration and Animation Graduation Exhibition 


2022 EXHIBITIONS

EASTERN WISDOM: THE VIEW OF CHINESE LOCAL URBAN PLANNING
AUGUST 2022

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An 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


2020 PAST EXHIBITIONS

HIDDEN WORLDS: 2020 UNISA ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION 
6 JANUARY - 27 JANUARY 2021

UniSA CreativeHIDDEN WORLDS, an exhibition by graduating students from the UniSA Illustration and Animation Bachelor’s Degree program. This exhibition demonstrates innovative expertise in making pictures for application to a broad range of industries, showcasing the outstanding studio projects and portfolios developed throughout 2020.

Due to the unprecedented events of 2020 this exhibition is unique and memorable, highlighting the professional achievement, diversity and resilience of this year’s graduating students. HIDDEN WORLDS is an exhibition not to be missed. Works include Illustrated pictures for Children’s books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation in Stop Motion, Frame by Frame and CGI, Character Design, Posters, Game Art, Editorial Illustration, Concept Art, Murals, Tattoo Design and experimental mediums.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative

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HERO IMAGE: Clockwise from Top Right: Hidden Worlds Exhibition; Message On A Bottle Exhibition; Visualising Mental Health Exhibition (Left), F.Kenneth Milne designed house 1912, Architecture Museum (Right), UniSA 2020 Youth Posters Exhibition, Commended - Primary, Aidan Greiger, St Michael's College; The Cultural Distance, 2020, Photograph Sam Roberts; Sunyoul Kim, Negotiation, 2019, Jonathan Kim; Artists On The Inside.


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.