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



4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Octogenarian and feisty political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is shaken when her grandson Leo appears at her door in the middle of the night, having crossed the country on his bicycle with his best friend. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other through a moving and amusing battle of wits. An intergenerational poignant play about growing up and growing old.  



Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

The bi-annual Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture will be presented by Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM and is titled Visible learning for Parents: A tribute to Kevin Marjoribanks. The session will outline 10 major mind frames for parents engaging with their children in their learning, and outline implications for schools



Assistive Technology – Innovations for children and young people

Please join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Novita forum and Tour.



Evening Concert: guitarissimo

Curated by Oliver Fartach-Naini, this annual concert showcases the talented Elder Conservatorium guitar students. Featuring a mixture of solo and chamber works sure to delight lovers of guitar. Performed by the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble and Classical Guitar Students.



Friends of the Library author event - Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Art Gallery SA on her book - Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder

Lisa Slade presents on leading Australian glass artist Tom Moore - of Adelaide JamFactory and widely staged exhibitions and happenings. His engaging, sophisticated and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures - and the fantastical worlds they inhabit - are embedded in the history of glassmaking and scientific discovery. His vitreous bestiary series was inspired by curious images in the famous 15th century Nuremberg Chronicle of which the Library has a facsimile to be displayed.