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Hawke Building

 A public portal to the University and a focus for intellectual engagement with the community, the Hawke Building at City  West campus is a major public education facility and state resource, designed to support UniSA's commitment to its place in South Australia as the people's university now and in the future.

It is home to:


Allan Scott Auditorium

Allan Scott AuditoriumLevels 2 and 3
Enter via Kerry Packer Civic Gallery using white stairwell

The Allan Scott Auditorium is a 400-seat theatre offering a carefully-configured, contemporary, audio-visual speaking venue for the UniSA academic community. It is fitted with formal entry points from the heart of the campus and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

UniSA acknowledges the generous support of Allan Scott AO, Chairman and CEO of the Scott Group of Companies.


Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Levels 2 and 3
Enter via foyer or black stairwell

The Samstag Museum of Art answers a long-standing need in Adelaide for a second public gallery of scale. It is a world-class facility, featuring three elegant exhibition galleries over two levels. The Museum has the capacity to present a diverse range of high-quality visual art exhibitions of broad interest, excellence and educational value.

The Museum will present a changing program of exhibitions, encompassing cutting-edge contemporary art, historical survey exhibitions and the excitement of new-media practices. The program will also include national travelling exhibitions and those that showcase South Australias own rich visual arts culture.

The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art is named in honour of two distinguished benefactors to Australian culture, whose remarkable bequest is administered through UniSA.


Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Level 3
Enter via white stairwell

The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is a multimedia 'mind-space' that will support The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre's public learning program and its values of "strengthening our democracy, valuing our cultural diversity and building our future". It doubles as an event and display venue. UniSA's Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design will present the inaugural guest display.

The Gallery runs the length of the building and forms a loop of space that connects the public entry at North Terrace to the heart of the campus, via the Allan Scott Auditorium.

Generously endowed by the Packer Family, the Gallery is named after the late Kerry Packer, a prominent figure in Australia's media industry history.


Bradley Forum

Bradley ForumLevel 5
Enter via white stairwell

The Bradley Forums strong architecture is visible from North Terrace and provides UniSA with a space representative of its fresh leadership and forward thinking. Offering expansive views towards North Adelaide, the Forum offers state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and lighting controls. The space features optimal acoustic performance with floor to wall fabric panelling and will house corporate and conference functions.

The Bradley Forum is named after former UniSA Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Denise Bradley AC, in recognition of her significant contribution to the University.


Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial LibraryLevel 5
Enter via white stairwell

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library is an integral component of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre that honours one of the 20th centurys most notable Prime Ministers, a third-generation South Australian.

The Library is the first Australian prime ministerial library to be established during the lifetime of the Prime Minister and comprises a major collection of archival records, books and memorabilia. Fitted with advanced climate controls and protection services, the library also houses the Parliamentary Hansard from the Hawke era.


Different Forms of Intelligence

Public Art Commission by artist Fiona Hall
Level 2 foyer

A thought-provoking work of art by one of Australias most successful artists, Different Forms of Intelligence forms a symbolic entry-point to the new building. The sculptural elements of the artwork are made from bronze, steel, stone, wood and glass. A sixth sculpted form in the ensemble is an anatomical depiction of a human brain, cast in lead glass.

Different Forms of Intelligence is significant in the context of Fiona Halls own impressive body of work, reflecting many of her long-standing interests, forms and themes. A former lecturer in UniSAs School of Art, Hall has said intelligence and creativity can take many forms and the fostering of multifarious ways of thinking is of utmost importance in our universities.

Different Forms of Intelligence has been commissioned by UniSA, assisted by the Government of South Australia through Arts SA, Minter Ellison Lawyers and John Wardle Architects.