Building cultural partnerships

The University is committed to extending our partnerships with the community and in particular, the cultural sector to deliver a multi-faceted events program which combines learning, research, culture, entertainment and the performing arts, on campus and in the heart of the city.

We welcome the opportunity to partner with other cultural, community and not-for-profit groups to:

  • Animate the campus as a destination of cultural and community events
  • Contribute to the economic development and sustainability of South Australia
  • Raise aspirations about higher education pathways 
  • Deliver better informed policy-making, products and services 
  • Increase public engagement and cultural enrichment by sharing the latest research and knowledge 

For more information, please contact Tania Johnson, Senior Community Relations Officer on +61 8 8313 4467 or tania.johnson@adelaide.edu.au.

Upcoming events



Research Tuesdays

Catch up on the Research Tuesdays events from 2021. 



Face to Face: Embracing Portraiture

A rare opportunity to see highlights of the University’s portrait collection, "Face to Face" presents artworks by acclaimed Australian artists. As the centrepiece, a new portrait depicting Kaurna Elder, Uncle Rodney O’Brien, will be displayed for the first time. The exhibition also includes researcher stories about the human face.



Understanding Inclusion via the lived experience of children with disability

Join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) forum and the South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Disability Report launch.



Friends of the Library Discovery event - Jennifer Cockburn - A rich paper trail: researching and writing the biography of Stewart Cockburn

The biography by his daughter of Stewart Cockburn (1921-2009), well-known Adelaide author and national Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist, is based on extensive research using his papers held in the Barr Smith Library and the papers of Sir Mark Oliphant - whose award-winning biography Cockburn wrote with David Ellyard.



The Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration

Hon Linda Burney MP will deliver the 15th annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration at Bonython Hall in Adelaide on Tuesday 31 May during National Reconciliation Week. The Oration honours the influential Aboriginal leader, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG and gives a voice to vital issues for our nation’s first people.