As well as two action-packed days for the Refugee Alternatives Conference, there are a number of additional events and activities taking place. February is also the month of the year when Adelaide opens up to the wonderful Adelaide Fringe Festival. Check out some of the key dates and activities and make sure you don’t miss out on everything Conference Week 2019 has to offer next year!

Monday 18 February – MARRNet Pre Conference Academic Forum. See here for more details.

ActNow Theatre Presents – Responding to Racism

Tuesday 19 February | 5.30PM – 7.30PM

We are thrilled to be joining forces with the incredible team from ActNow Theatre to include a performance of “Responding to Racism” as part of the Refugee Alternatives Conference Week 2019. Responding to Racism is an award-winning interactive theatre performance developed in partnership with Reconciliation SA to identify, respond to, and prevent racism.

Find out more and purchase your tickets here.

Annual Refugee Rights Movement Strategy Day

Thursday 21 February | 9.30AM – 4.30PM

This year we will be preparing for the upcoming Federal Election with a focus on the joint ‘Platform for Change’ developed by our movement over the past two years. The day will be an opportunity to learn about campaign plans for the next 6-12 months and figure out how our communities, groups and organisations can get active in their contexts.

Find out more and purchase your tickets here.

SANAA Exhibition

Monday 4 February – Friday 15 March 2019 | 9.00AM – 5.00PM

Showcasing the artwork and artistic talent of East and West African street and visual artists, SANAA: A Better World Through Creativity will be returning to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2019. This exhibition gives a voice to African artists who are working on political, cultural and socially engaged street and visual art. The SANAA Exhibition will be held at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the UniSA City West Campus. Conference participants are welcome to explore the exhibition throughout the conference week.


November 2018 – April 2019 | 12.00pm – 6.00pm Tues – Thurs, 12.00pm – 8.00pm Fri, 10.00am – 4.00pm Sat & Sun

Held just a two-minute walk from the Conference venue at MOD (University of South Australia’s futuristic museum of discovery), explore the WAGING PEACE exhibition “where you can explore how we might pursue peace through collaboration or control”.

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Migration Museum

Open Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm

Come and visit the world’s first Migration Museum. We are free and open 10am – 5pm every day. Among temporary exhibitions open during the conference are  In Our Own Voices: stories of Journey and Resettlement from the Middle East to Australia, an exhibition of photographic portraits of members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, Syrian, Kurdish and Lebanese communities, reflecting migration journeys and contributions to our multicultural society; and School of Hope: Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre, Indonesia, an exhibition about a small school in the town of Cisarua, just outside of Jakarta, run and staffed by Hazara refugees from Afghanistan.

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Adelaide Fringe Festival

Friday 15 February – Sunday 17 March 2019.

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open-access arts festival and is internationally renowned as one of the best.

Artists from Australia and across the globe take over the city in hundreds of pop up venues in parks, warehouses, lane-ways and empty buildings as well as established venues such as theatres, hotels, art galleries, cafes and town halls. It’s one of the most diverse arts festivals in the world and open to all: anyone can perform and everyone does.

We will be updating this page with more side events in the coming weeks. Please check in again soon for further updates.