University Events Calendar 22 September, 2017

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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

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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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Cover to Cover: Exposing the Bookbinder's Ancient Craft

Date/Time: Friday, 28 July 2017 - Friday, 29 September 2017

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

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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Bookbinding is a humble pursuit. Rarely does it receive the attention and glamour afforded to other ancient crafts. Unlike the silversmith or glassblower, whose talents are immediately obvious, the binder's craft of construction is largely concealed, making it difficult to celebrate that which we cannot see.

Yet a binding offers so much more than mere protection; it is a story in itself.

Delve into this fascinating, lesser-known craft in the Barr Smith Library, where exposed bindings, rare and old books, bookbinding equipment, tools and supplies from both Rare Books & Special Collections and the curator's personal collection will be on display.

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

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Cultural Illumination: Angela Valamanesh

Date/Time: Sunday, 20 August 2017 - Sunday, 1 October 2017

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

Cost: Free

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Angela Valamanesh - Everybody's Everything: Insect/Orchid

Work by artist Angela Valamanesh, drawn from her artist's residency at the University of Adelaide's Rare Books & Special Collections.

She has focused on mediated representations of the natural world in the Collection's glorious books featuring scientific illustrations, where orchids and their insect-like shapes create a new world of imagery and narratives.

Angela will be giving an Artist's Talk at midday on Wednesday 23 August 2017, all welcome.

This exhibition is a registered part of the SALA Festival, and is on display until Sunday 1 October during Barr Smith Library Opening Hours.

Contact: Elizabeth Pascale (email), Collections Officer, Art & Heritage Collections, University Archives, Records & Collections, The University of Adelaide, Business: 08 8313 3086

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HERGA Conference 22 September 2017

Date/Time: Friday, 22 September 2017, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Level 1, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus

Cost: FREE to University staff & PhD students

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Bend or Break: flexible institutions, teachers and students.

With significant changes over the last 10 years, universities have found it necessary to take a close look at the way they do business. Students have also been selective in their engagement with their institutions, with reduced attendance and greater use of technology and increasing work pressures. In the middle of this, the staff who are responsible for learning activities have had to adapt often becoming more flexible in their approaches to assessment, attendance, and teaching approaches. At this conference we ask "What are the challenges for flexible teaching and learning for the universities, for academics and for the learners?

Contact: Edward Palmer (email), Evaluation and Survey Service, CLPD, Level 1, Schulz Building, Business: 8313 6036

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Lunchtime Concert Series - Piano Recital

Date/Time: Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Elder Hall

Cost: $12 General Admission

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Konstantin Shamray - Piano


Works by Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninov.


Russian-born pianist Konstantin Shamray continues to thrill Adelaide audiences with his glittering technical finesse and the passion of his playing. In recital, he displays his deep understanding of a variety of works, sharing their multifaceted glories with us in what promises to be an unmissable concert.

Contact: Mr Martin Victory (email), Elder Hall Concert Manager, Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide, Business: 8313 5925

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