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18 August, 2017

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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


Lunchtime Concert Series - Australian String Quartet

Date/Time: Friday, 18 August 2017, 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Elder Hall

Cost: $12 General Admission

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Lucinda Collins - Piano

Dohnanyi   Piano Quintet No. 1, Op. 1 in C minor

The ASQ and Adelaide concert artist Lucinda Collins blend professionalism and passion in presenting a new work from one of the Conservatorium’s most talented young composers. Then, hear Dohnanyi’s lush, symphonic Piano Quintet no. 1, rich in romance, and skilfully crafted with echoes of his native Hungary.

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