Convention Extras to Entice

Inspiration, fascinating insights and new ways of thinking are on the Main Menu at the 2023 National Convention of Churchill Fellows.

On our Special Extras Board below, we’re showcasting stories across a range of topics – the speakers, the projects and of course, what the friendly and vibrant city of Adelaide offers.

Riverland Post Convention Tour

Experience the Riverland with local Fellows

Following the Convention, delegates are invited to join a group of Riverland Fellows in Loxton and Renmark for a free, one-day program of visits and presentations on Tuesday 24 October, organised by Ian Tolley OAM (CF 1965).

South Australia’s Riverland is the largest cohesive fruit production irrigation district in the Murray-Darling Basin with many diverse small industries developed to service it. Add in the tourism generated by visitors to the Mighty Murray, and you’ll find a fascinating region with many layers to discover. And what better way to do that than with a local Churchill Fellow.

If you’re keen to hear more about the innovative work being done in a range of Riverland aspects, come for a day (or two) to this glorious part of South Australia.

BOOKING ENQUIRIES: Please register an expression of interest in this tour by emailing John Zwar OAM (CF 1978), member of the Convention Organising Committee, by Tuesday 17 October, on [email protected] (include Riverland Tour in the subject line.)

Read more about the region, the day’s activites via the link below

Cube with a View
+ Wine + Art

The D’Arenberg Cube sits in the heart of wine country – McLaren Vale – 45 minutes from Adelaide. It’s on many a wine and/or art lover’s bucket list and once visited, never forgotten.

The concept emerged from the brilliant mind of winemaker, Chester Osborn, whilst pondering the complexities and puzzles of the winemaking art. Influenced by Rubik’s cube, the design answered his other puzzle –how to expand the winery and visitor experience…

Tarnanthi Festival

Tarnanthi (pronounced tar-nan-dee) is a continuous celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, established by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA).

Tarnanthi 2023 (20 Oct -21 Jan 2024) is a statewide festival across venues around South Australia, showcasing the latest contemporary works by hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the continent. It’s where everyone can experience indigenous art in all its diversity.

Brewing – is it magic or science?

Ask any brewer and they’ll tell you their craft is a mixture of premium ingredients, brewing skill and a perhaps a bit of magic. At the Waite Microbrewery, University of South Australia students from a range of scientific branches are learning the practicalities behind that ‘magic’.

Whilst brewers are the coercers and nurturers of the hops, barley and water, there’s an amazing array of skills required to get a beer to that stage and beyond.

Martindale Hall
and Miranda

Remember when Miranda and her classmates left Appleyard College for picnic and then decided to explore Hanging Rock, never to return? The iconic film Picnic at Hanging Rock set on Valentine’s Day in 1900 was critically successful for drawing international attention to the emerging Australin film industry.

Appleyard College was in fact the Georgian styled Martindale Hall at Mintaro, about a 90 minute drive from Adelaide

Convention Dinner Speakers – Colin & Maggie Beer

We are honoured to welcome Colin Beer (CF 1978) and Maggie Beer AO in conversation with Lainie Anderson at this year’s Convention Dinner.

Colin’s Churchill Fellowship topic was commercial game bird breeding and its tourist potential – the rest is South Australian legend. Read more of their story and the inaugural Saskia Beer Churchill Fellowship.

OzAsia Festival 2023
19 Oct – 5 Nov

The country’s leading contemporary arts festival showcases theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, food and cultural events, reflecting modern multicultural Australia.

A special highlight is the Moon Lantern Trail, giant lanterns along the Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens riverbank, this year featuring a spectacular new water lantern by SA artist, Jaydenlee Tong, unveiled as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Adelaide’s Musical

Did you know that the city that gave us iconic bands like Cold Chisel and The Angels, global pop sensation Sia and singer-songwriter Paul Kelly, ABC Classic FM AND the country’s oldest Conservatorium of Music, is Australia’s first and only UNESCO City of Music?

Adelaide’s musical heritage, diversity and commitment was recognised in 2015 with the esteemed UNESCO City of Music designation. More in the link below

Tall stories but True
at Adelaide Zoo

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be knee-high to a giraffe? Come face-to-face with the world’s tallest living mammal as you feed these gentle giants with a carrot treat!

Marvel at the size of these magnificent creatures and learn all about Adelaide Zoo’s giraffes on the Sunday Tour led by Sarah Brown (CF2018).

More on the giraffes and Sarah’s Fellowship below:

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