University Events Calendar 22 May, 2017

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Exhibition: Raggers and Radicals: Student Activity and Activism from 1880

Date/Time: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - Friday, 30 June 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

More information: Visit website

From larrikin behaviour to celebrity kidnappings and extortion, student pranks at the University of Adelaide have been a long-time tradition. The processions of the early 1900s to the 1950s had offended many with their questionable floats which some considered to be in poor taste. The "Prosh" (short for procession) began in the 1950s and saw historical pranks such as the suspension of an FJ Holden under the University Footbridge in 1971.

The 1960s and 70s saw more political activism than previous years, where violent protests took place in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Radical groups such as the Marxist Students for Democratic Action also established themselves to protest the undemocratic nature of university administration. Other movements such as Women's and Gay Liberation began in the radical 1970s.

In more recent times students have found an alternative platform for political discussion and activism in social media. This exhibition was created in conjunction with the University of Adelaide Archives.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin (email), Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224

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Leo Greenfield: Drawn to the City

Date/Time: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - Thursday, 1 March 2018

Location: Hub Display Wall, Level 3 Hub Central

Cost: Free

More information: Visit website

Each month in 2017, South Australian artist and University of Adelaide graduate Leo Greenfield creates illustrated biographical notes on residents of our city, including the University, which are then published in The Adelaide Review.

In collaboration with University Collections, Leo's series of illustrated biographical notes will be presented to the university on the Level 3 Hub Wall as they unfold.

Contact: Ms Elizabeth Pascale (email), Project Officer, University Collections, Business: The University of Adelaide, Other: 8313 3714

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Leo Greenfield Flyer  [PDF]  (195.7K)


Textile Conservation: saving treasures from the past

Date/Time: Monday, 22 May 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Location: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus, off Fullarton Road, Urrbrae

Textile Conservation: saving treasures from the past

Free Cultural Talk and Friends of Urrbrae House AGM

Conservator Mary Jose will give an outline of the general principles of textile conservation and how they can be applied to preserve our precious textiles. Textile conservation treatments from the collection at Urrbrae House and other significant textiles will be discussed.

Mary Jose has a lifelong passion for textiles and a career spent mastering the art of textile conservation. She has worked with notable museums, galleries, private institutions and collectors in Australia, Asia and the UK. She is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of irreplaceable textiles and the cultural heritage they represent. Mary is the Director of Fibre of Life.

The Friends of Urrbrae House will hold a brief AGM prior to the talk.

Contact: Amanda Jackson (email), website, Coordinator Urrbrae House, Business: 08 8313 7497

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