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4 October, 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

Leo Greenfield Flyer  [PDF]  (195.7K)


'Home' sound installation

Date/Time: Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - Sunday, 15 October 2017, all day

Location: Goodman Lawns, North Terrace Campus

Cost: FREE

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The Confucius Institute and Adelaide Festival Centre present the 'Home' sound installation by one of Hong Kong's most exciting artists, GayBird Leung. Exclusively for Adelaide, Leung has developed a large-scale artwork that will spread across the Goodman Lawns for audiences to explore from Tuesday, 3 October to Sunday, 15 October 2017.

This art installation consists of sculptures representing a literal interpretation of the Chinese character for home (家) - a pig under a roof. As you move through the installation during the day, the sculptures are complimented by playful sounds. At night, the sculptures emit a brilliant white light. This creates a stunning landscape on an iconic Adelaide location, evoking Chinese traditional and contemporary ideas of home and family.

This special outdoor art installation has been commissioned by the Confucius Institute at The University of Adelaide with assistance from the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival Centre to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Confucius Institute in Adelaide.

This event is part of the OzAsia Festival.

Contact: Ms Sarah Hoggard, Email:, Website:, Confucius Institute, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Business: +61 8 8313 5819


Executive Dean's Public Lecture series: Putting people first: A person focused approach to mental health

Date/Time: Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Napier 102 lecture theatre, North Terrace Campus

Cost: FREE

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The Executive Dean's Public Lecture series presents Putting people first: A person focused approach to mental health, by Professor Bernhard Baune.

Mental health illness has a significant impact on society. Almost half the population will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

In the past decade, we have seen an explosion of interest in mental health illness and wellbeing--from the media, to individuals, to workplaces, to government action.

In Australia and worldwide we are seeing a shift towards prevention and early intervention. The 'wait and see' and 'one size fits all' approaches are being left behind and instead, we are moving towards a view to personalised psychiatry.

In his public lecture, Professor Baune will introduce the concept of personalised psychiatry and how it puts the individual first in both research and clinical practice.

Professor Baune is leading this exciting research internationally. He will use examples of research and clinical applications to discuss the underlying principles of personalised psychiatry and why it is so important to the future of mental health illness

Contact: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Events, Email:


Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Education's Significant Opportunity - 2017 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre

Cost: FREE

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Professor Faye McCallum, Head of School of Education cordially invites you to the 2017 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Education's Significant Opportunity
Associate Professor Mathew A. White

Kevin Marjoribanks' ground-breaking research confirmed the role of family and school environments as the origin of inequalities in education. Today, Australia's sliding results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) highlight that our nation's students are going backward in mathematics, reading, and science. Not as well-known and just as alarming is that PISA also highlights that Australia has recorded the fifth largest decline in school belonging and engagement of all OECD countries from 2003 to 2012. It is recognised that teachers play a critical role in developing student outcomes, but retaining the best people in the profession and teacher burnout are significant issues. Australian education reform appears to be caught in a false dilemma that it's educating for academic accomplishment or wellbeing, not academic growth and wellbeing.

In the 2017 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture, Mathew White argues that Australian education policies should be more integrated and focused on education for academic growth and wellbeing. He will explore the complex nature of teaching, argue for an evidence-based approach to teaching practices, and call for robust leadership training to equip graduating teachers. Reflecting on Kevin Majoribanks' legacy, he contends that teacher effectiveness in evidence-based approaches to learning, teaching, and wellbeing is at the heart of this challenge. To do this, he argues that pre-service teacher education should integrate an evidence-based wellbeing approach and invest in building teaching and leading capabilities that will impact students, schools, and systems.


Contact: Ms Yvonne Philp, Email:, Website:, Business: 831 31012



Date/Time: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - Saturday, 14 October 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Little Theatre, (The Cloisters), North Terrace Campus

Cost: $28 Full, $23 Concession

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"Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!"

Miss Lettice Douffet is an enthusiastic (or some might say eccentric) tour guide at Fustian House, one of the dullest stately homes in Wiltshire. To brighten her tours, she embellishes the history of the house reinventing the truth to such an extent that her flights of fancy almost rival its flight of stairs and certainly raise the concerns of The Preservation Trust. Enter Miss Lotte Schoen, who is tasked with bringing her back down to earth.

Seemingly polar opposite women, when they discover they have a shared passion for history, particularly re-enacting the deaths of famous women, an unlikely friendship develops. With Lettice bringing her late mother's theatrical flair and family motto to everything she does, could it be that, like adding the herb lovage to enhance bland flavours, she could have the same effect on Miss Schoen?

Chalk and cheese. Oil and water. Lettice and Lovage.

Written by the playwright of Amadeus, Equus and Royal Hunt of the Sun, Lettice & Lovage is both hilarious and touching and is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Cast: Anita Canala, Sharon Malujlo, Jack Robins and Tracey Walker

Contact: Melanie Hibberd, Email:, Website:, Administrator, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Business: +61 8313 5999, Fax: 8313 5019