SANNA Festival

Sanaa 2020 Program

Artwork at SANAA Exhibition

Sanaa Exhibition

3 February – 24 March

9am – 5pm (Thursdays through to 7pm)
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery                                                              Level 3 – Hawke Building, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide


Returning for its fourth year, Sanaa Exhibition attracts viewers in excess of 3000 annually. The 2020 exhibition will see new art work showcased from artists across Africa; from Senegal and Ghana, to Zambia, Uganda, Sudan and Kenya.

The work has been selected specifically for this year’s exhibition, by exhibition curator Victoria Lewis. From contemporary to traditional, street art to photography, we invite you to view the work from an emerging contemporary African arts scene.

Crowd at Sanaa story telling

Sanaa Story Telling

Wednesday 12 February

6pm – 8pm
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery                                                            Level 3 – Hawke Building, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide


An evening of theatre, poetry and storytelling showcasing poets, performers, dancers and other forms of creativity. ActNow’s Theatre of Global Majority are set to take to the stage, showcasing some of their latest work. This event is also an opportunity to view Sanaa Exhibition.

Please register to attend this event via The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre website. 

Crowd at Sanaa Festival Adelaide

Sanaa Street Party

Saturday 15 February

4pm – 11pm 
55ml
Mill Street, Adelaide


The Sanaa Street Party.

Kids at Sanaa Workshop, Regional Tour

Sanaa Regional Tour

Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February

Various locations


In 2020, the Sanaa team will be touring regionally, delivering workshops and murals in Whyalla and Port Augusta.

Whyalla, 17 – 18 February

Port Augusta, 20 – 21 February

Mwamba Chikwemba Artist Talk Sanaa 13 Feb 2020

The Art of Social Change – Artist Talk

Thursday 13 February

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery                                                            Level 3 – Hawke Building, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide


Hosted by Adelaide local Stephen Tongun, join us for an artist talk featuring the panel of international African artists. Artists will share their artistic journey, how they use their art form to positively impact their communities back home as well as discuss the changing face of contemporary art in Africa.

The official Sanaa Exhibition opening will proceed immediately after the conclusion of the talk.

Please register to attend this event via The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre website. 

Sanaa street art, Percy Court, Adelaide

Sanaa Street Art

Monday 10 February – Friday 14 February

Various locations around Adelaide CBD


The Sanaa street art program has left its mark of vibrant, colourful murals across the Adelaide CBD. In 2020, mural locations include:

188 Hindley Street, Adelaide (mural on Register Street)                                                              Business: Stem                                                                                  Artists: TBC
Whitmore Square, Adelaide
Artists: TBC
Grote Street, Adelaide
Artists: TBC

Thank you to our paint Sponsor, Haymes Paint.

Sanaa performers, Sanaa regional showcase

Sanaa Regional Showcase

Friday 20 February

7.30pm – 8.30pm                                                                            The Institute Theatre, 55 Commercial Road – Port Augusta


As part of the regional tour, join us for an evening of performance, poetry and music. Featuring Ghanaian music from Bortier Okoe and local Adelaide favourite Elsy Wameyo. Guaranteed to be a vibrant night of creativity in all forms.

Tickets purchased via Adelaide Fringe, https://adelaidefringe.com.au/

Sanaa artist residency

Sanaa Artist Residency

February – March 2020


For the first time, Sanaa will be hosting an international artist residency.  Financially supported by Principal Partner Lipman Karas and Supporting Partner Nexus Arts.