Alumni Update Issue 1

The Hawke Centre 2016 Program

Every year The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre hosts a diverse program of events including exhibitions, lectures, art installations and forums to engage with the community on topics ranging from human rights, science, arts, environment and more. Each event reflects the Centre’s fundamental themes: Strengthening our Democracy – Valuing our Diversity – Building our Future.

In 2016, the Hawke Centre is delivering an exciting program of events, with fascinating guest speakers, presenters and artists to offer insight into different areas of our culture, our future and the world around us.

Highlights of the 2016 program include:

A lecture presented by Dr David Suzuki, who is an internationally celebrated environmentalist, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Even though this event is already fully booked, you can catch him at WOMADelaide Planet Talks where he will deliver a Keynote on Saturday 12 March and appear in a panel later that day.

You can also view podcasts of all the major public lectures, including the Annual Hawke Lecture, on the Hawke Centre website. View the 2015 lectures here

The Hawke Centre will present Fire Monkey Studio: A South Australia & Shandong Preview Exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in February 2016, to coincide with Chinese New Year and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the South Australia and Shandong Sister State Relationship. This exhibition will preview and celebrate the launch of a new residency project for artists and creatives in Qingdao, China.

Traditional Hazara girls from Bamyan, Afghanistan

Traditional Hazara girls from Bamyan, Afghanistan.
Photo credit: Muzafar Ali.

Who Are We Anyway?, a collaborative multi-media art exhibition to be held in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Hawke Centre from 17 March to 29 April, showcases the work of three intriguing artists and follows the journeys of a group of Hazara refugees in Indonesia. Full of heartbreak, challenge and hope, the exhibition’s elements of photography, film and social media uncover the hidden world of refugees and offer a touching glimpse into the true lives of both the artists and the Hazara people.

Collaborating with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, The Hawke Centre will present Art Talks, a series of talks spread throughout the year with renowned symphony artists and conductors. The engaging talks will be held in March, April, October and November with celebrated names in the world of music.

The Hawke Centre has a captivating selection of speakers already scheduled for 2016 including Robyn Archer AO, Geraldine Cox AM, Professor Ian Frazer and many more. For the full 2016 calendar of events, visit The Hawke Centre Events Program, and sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear about and register for new events and guest presenters.

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