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17 August, 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)


SALA Festival at Urrbrae House 'Nature of My Skin'

Date/Time: Thursday, 13 July 2017 - Sunday, 27 August 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus

Cost: Free entry

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'Nature of My Skin'
Art exhibition by Jutta Fiebig
(Exhibition open daily except Fridays)

Expressionist, water colour and mixed media paintings exploring aspects of trees as landscapes and nature portraits.

Part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival - a state-wide festival of Visual Art

Contact: Amanda Jackson, Email:, Website:, Coordinator Urrbrae House, Business: 08 8313 7497


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


THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee

Date/Time: Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - Saturday, 19 August 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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The Theatre Guild and director Geoff Brittain are delighted to return to Albee's work following the hugely successful 2015 season of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, tended by two other women, she remembers the fun of her childhood, an early marriage and the optimism of youth. But as her mind wanders, she recalls later events and bitterness creeps in, revealing disappointment, betrayal and unhappiness.

Her son arrives to kneel at her bedside. But is it too late?

Based largely on the story of his adoptive mother, Pulitzer prize-winning drama 'Three Tall Women' is a startling and provocative portrayal of a wealthy widow looking back on her life in an attempt to solve its riddles; a journey that transports her to a landscape of reflection where generations collide and time vanishes.

Ageing and human frailty are depicted with insight, wit and a complete absence of sentimentality. Albee lays bare the pettiness and self-deception in our lives, whilst introducing a dimension of forgiveness and reconciliation not seen in his earlier work.

Cast: Rachel Burfield, Jessica Carroll, Jean Walker and Amin Zargarian

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


Don Dounstan Foundation's 2017 Homelessness Conference - Working Better Together to End Homelessness

Date/Time: Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Cost: $150 general registration, $75 student registration, $125 group bookings of 5 tickets or more.

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Now in its fourth year, the 2017 Homelessness Conference program will profile emerging local, national and global trends on housing and homelessness. This year's theme, Working Together to End Homelessness, examines the various ways that those working in the public, community and private sectors can all work more effectively together to end homelessness.

This conference will also launch The Zero Project Adelaide. Against a backdrop of rising homelessness in Australia, Adelaide now has a unique opportunity to lead the country in finding solutions to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness and, through the Zero Project Adelaide, put an end to street homelessness in the inner city.

Conference presenters and panel members include nationally and internationally acclaimed key service providers, policy and decision makers, and academics. Interactive sessions will provide opportunities for discussion, learning and exchange of ideas. Speakers include:

Jake Maguire (USA) | Community Solutions: Jake co-directs Community Solutions' work to help communities end homelessness throughout the US and around the world. He is privileged to advise and support ambitious, partner-led housing efforts on three continents, as well as Community Solutions' own Built for Zero initiative in the United States.

Dr Cameron Parsell | University of Queensland: Cameron's primary area of research is homelessness, supportive housing and broader social welfare programs aimed at addressing social disadvantage. He is a Senior Research Fellow funded through an Australian Research Council. Cameron is the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, and a policy advisor to the Australian Council of Social Services.

Delegates will also hear from speakers from the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness including:

  • Karen Walsh, Micah Projects, QLD
  • Felicity Reynolds, Mercy Foundation, NSW
  • Heather Holst, Launch Housing, VIC
  • Keith Bryant, Sydney Business Alliance to End Homelessness, NSW
  • Debra Zanella, RUAH, WA

Contact: The Don Dunstan Foundation (email) or call (08) 8313 3364.

Contact: The Don Dounstan Foundation, Email:, Other: +61 8 8313 3364