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Supporting the Centre

Nelson Mandela with the Hon Bob HawkeWe warmly invite local and international businesses and individuals to invest in a unique, high profile and internationally acclaimed public learning and research centre through targeted sponsorships and donations. 

All donations are tax deductible.

We have an exciting set of projects and features associated with the new Hawke Building situated on North Terrace, the cultural boulevard of Adelaide – with a focus on youth participation, overcoming “citizenship complacency”, understanding global issues, and focusing on a sustainable future for new generations.

We thank the family of the late Kerry Packer and Mitsubishi Motors Australia for getting behind our Civic Gallery plans – our ‘ideas and action’ space opened on 11 October 2007.

If you have an interest or an idea that links to the goals of the Centre, and would like to know more about our plans, please contact louise.carnell@unisa.edu.au or phone 08 8302 0371.

You may like to take up the option of donating via our donations form or donations may be sent to the Hawke Centre, made payable to the UniSA (Foundation) with a cover note indicating the donation is for the Hawke Centre.

The Centre is deeply grateful to a number of private foundations and citizens for their support of the Centre, enabling us to reach a donations figure of $1.1m.


The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery - external shotThe funds from the donation from James Packer have been used to support the development of the Hawke Centre’s Civic Gallery which was opened to the public on 11 October 2007. In recognition of this support, the University has decided to name the gallery The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

The Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is a viewing and gathering space closely related to the Hawke Centre public program and focusing on ideas and actions in a democracy – through images, audio quotes, ‘socially oriented’ art/technology installations, and ‘interactive’ areas relating to contemporary issues.

It will also reinforce connections between society and the University’s strategic commitment of engaging our communities by displaying University research and projects that support social and environmental sustainability.

Link to media release