This year TEDxAdelaide goes beyond the four walls of the conference hall and extend into Adelaide’s streets and landmarks. The Saturday morning tours are in partnership with various organisations to present a range of choices for TEDxAdelaide attendees.
All attendees are welcomed to pick from the following tours and become explorers of their own city. After you book your ticket for TEDxAdelaide you will be invited on a secret journey to the world of adventure and exploration.
Ever imagine how raw cocoa beans turn into chocolate frogs, exquisite truffles and fruit centers? The oldest family-owned chocolate retailer in Australia tells their story of making chocolate, and lets you taste them as well. Take away from this tour not only the history behind the most popular local product in Adelaide, but also the richness that melts in your mouth.
Meet: 10.30am @ 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside
Take a historical trail down South Australia’s immigration and settlement since 1836, where generations of culture have come to call Australia home. What was once the Adelaide’s Destitute Asylum, which used to accommodate South Australia’s poor and homeless, the Migration Museum now housed the indelible footprints of past immigrants. Something is always happening at the Migration Museum – exhibitions of Australian explorers, Indigenous art, contemporary migration and many more are now at display. Senior curator Catherine Manning will share with you how exhibitions are curated and showcased.
Meet: 11:30am @ 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide
Jane’s Walk honours the legacy of the late urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who pioneered community-based city planning. Explore the forgotten West end to discover a different side of Adelaide CBD. Buildings remain but people and culture has changed as we move around. From disused car parks to rejuvenated shopfronts, guest speakers will spark ideas and robust discussion. You will be able to observe, create opinions and envision a future of Adelaide with vibrant communities.
Meet: 10.00am @ corner Angas St & Pulteney St Carpark
St Peter’s Cathedral Tour
Step inside the magnificent St Peter’s Cathedral to absorb the beauty of stained glass. The heritage landmark is more than just a historic building, as the Adelaide community comes home to liturgy, music and preaching.
Meet: 10.30am @ St Peter’s Cathedral, 27 King William Road, North Adelaide
South Australian Museum Tour
Follow the eyes of James Francis (Frank) Hurley as the renowned photographer covered the Discovery Expedition of Antartica in 1911-1914. A collection of 284 photos, which painted a story of that extraordinary journey, is now displayed at the South Australian Museum. Tour guide Clive Wilson-Roberts will share with you different camera equipments and processes, including a special access to panoramic photographs.
Meet: 10.00am @ behind the State Library in the brick paved courtyard in front of the Science Centre
Reef Watch Discovery Tour
Imagine colourful corals, exotic-looking sea horses, boulders of sea sponges, shoals of fish and crustaceans all living in a reef? Can’t imagine that? Maybe this tour by Alex Gaut from Reef Watch SA might help you. Uncover the secrets of the underwater world and learn about the diverse marine life. Coordinated by Conservation Council of South Australia, Reef Watch SA is a civic-run monitoring program that protects our marine environment.
Meet: 11am @ Bonython Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Hearing the secretive Adelaide underground inspires images of gold amidst spookiness, but The Tunnels have since been housing some other treasure. Four young arts producers brought together architecture and visual arts to transform bland chambers into a public art gallery. Part of Adelaide’s city reinvigoration program, this fresh idea injects life, and some spook, into our arts community. This venture has robbed the talk of the town and has recreated the art scene in Adelaide.
Meet: 10 am and 11 am @ courtyard of Adina Hotel, Victoria Sq, Adelaide
stereopublic is a participatory art project that explores the quiet spaces in Adelaide CBD. One of the 2012 TED City 2.0 Prize winners, this project takes it beyond the usual arts sphere with a simple app. With stunningly enticing audio tracks, this app helps navigate the quiet spots, discover new ones, takes snapshots and allows you to share them on social networks. Adelaide would never be the same again.
Meet: Simply download the app at www.stereopublic.net and get navigating!
Make sure you arrive at the meeting point a few minutes before starting time and find a smiling face of one of TEDxAdelaide volunteers.
By Jo Lim