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Inaugural Reconciliation SA Gala

Saturday, October 29th-6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Reconciliation SA is pleased to present the Inaugural Gala at Adelaide Oval, Kaurna Yerta.

This very special culinary event will treat guests to a 6-course degustation designed for the event by celebrity First Nations chef, Mark Olive using Native ingredients and Indigenous flavours in every course. We are pleased to also offer local wine pairings provided by our beverage sponsor Wirra Wirra, plus other beverage choices on the evening.

On the event, Chef Mark Olive says “I’m a huge admirer of the tireless work done by the Reconciliation SA team and can’t wait to come back to amazing Adelaide for their big gala event in October. I’ve been lucky enough to cook in kitchens and countries the world over but this will be my first time cooking at a sports arena. I can’t think of anywhere better for this ‘First Nations first’ than iconic Adelaide Oval… Bring it on!”

Hosted by Australian Television and Film actor Luke Carroll, with live performances by Kaiit and Marlon x Rulla as well as a special appearance by Chef Mark Olive, this is a premier event on the South Australian social calendar.

On the 20th anniversary of Reconciliation SA, this event allows guests the opportunity to support our organisations work in promoting and advocating for First Nations rights across SA by bidding during the events silent auction, which boasts over $10,000 worth of items.


Individual tickets: $300.00
Tables of 10: $3,000.00

This event has been made possible through the support of our wonderful sponsors:

Principal Sponsor
Department for Child Protection

RAA, People’s Choice Credit Union, GPex, Green Adelaide, Tetra Tech International Development, PIRSA, King and Wood Mallesons, Sims Metals, Uni SA and yourtown

Promotional Event Artwork by Allan Sumner.


Meet Chef Mark Olive

Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’, has been a Chef for over 30 years and has become a well-known Australian icon with his charismatic style and creative approach to food. Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has led to an international profile specialising in gourmet Australian Indigenous Cuisine. He created and starred in his own television series “The Outback Café” which can still be seen internationally, as well as a host on SBS “A Chef’s Line”, “On Country Kitchen”, “Good Cooks” and various other cooking, lifestyle and travel shows nationally and globally. Already in 2022, Mark has appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice”, “The Cook Up with Adam Liaw” and “Big Mob Brekky”.

As a Bundjalung Man, Mark’s family originated from the Northern Rivers region in NSW. Born in Wollongong, on Australia’s south coast, he became interested in cooking as a child, watching his mother and aunts prepare meals. It fascinated him. He trained under a European chef and has worked in a number of kitchens around the globe.

Meet Kaiit

Papua New Guinea born, now Naarm/Melbourne based, Kaiit (pronounced Ky-yeet) burst onto the scene in 2017 with her debut single “Natural Woman”. Creating waves online and commanding the attention of soul and hip hop tastemakers, the subsequent release of her debut EP Live From Her Room (and, in particular, the smoother-than-smooth love ballad “OG Luv Kush Pt 2”) fuelled her first sold out national tour and established her as a must-see act at Bigsound 2018.

Kaiit has gone on to build a truly global community of fans, amassing over 15 million streams and 50,000 followers on Spotify alone. She achieved a career highlight when she took home Best Soul/R&B Release at the 2019 ARIA Awards for the sun-speckled bop “Miss Shiney”. On the live front, Kaiit has sold out multiple national tours, performed at Splendour in the Grass and Laneway Festival, and supported a number of international heavyweights, including SZA and The Internet. Her passion for jazz and soul is evident in her music, and was confirmed by neo-soul queens Jill Scott and Erykah Badu who personally claimed her as their ‘musical love child from down under’. Kaiit draws musical inspiration from her idols Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill, as well as contemporary peers Noname and SZA.

Kaiit is an artist in every sense of the word, with a creative vision sustained by a deep spiritual connection with her ancestors. Her music is timeless, with its shimmery feel-good vibes and nostalgic production. The contrast between Kaiit’s old soul voice and fierce, contemporary rhymes set her apart, painting a vibrant picture of gratitude and community, amidst honest and relatable story-telling relevant to her generation. Kaiit’s infectiously positive demeanour shines through in everything she creates; everything about her aesthetic is bold, beautiful and awake with colour and experimentation Hers is a compelling and joyful world in which everyone is encouraged to be themselves and speak their truth.

Meet Marlon X Rulla

Dynamic First Nations duo, MARLON X RULLA burst onto the scene in late 2020 bringing to life the bond that Marlon Motlop and Rulla Kelly-Mansell have on stage. Developed over the roller coaster journey of playing sport together, facing health scares, being seperated from family and brought together by their love of music and community.






Meet Luke Carroll

Luke is a seasoned theatre, film and television performer. He has worked with and continues to work with this countries most prestigious theatre companies. Luke has a strong track record on screen; he was a nominee for the 2012 AACTA Awards for ‘Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a TV Drama’ for his work on REDFERN NOW, nominated twice for AFI Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor; for AUSTRALIAN RULES and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in a TV series for R.A.N.


His recent television projects include UPRIGHT (Foxtel) and the first season of TOTAL CONTROL & PREPPERS (both ABC). Luke was recently the directors attachment on the second series with Wayne Blair. Luke has been a very proud member of the PLAYSCHOOL team for 12 years and is also a part of the presenting team of Seven’s SYDNEY WEEKENDER.

He is also an accomplished MC & Host of many events over the years. These include The Deadly Awards, National NAIDOC Awards, NRL All Stars/State of Origin & Indigenous Round Games & the AFL Indigenous Round Game just to name a few.


Event FAQ’s 

What is the dress code? 
Frock up! This is a black tie event and an opportunity to get dressed up for a really special night out.

Is the event 18+? 
Yes this is an 18+ event as the tickets include a complimentary beverages package.

What are the running times? 
Please arrive at 6.30pm sharp in the Southern Concourse of Adelaide Oval on ground level (via the South Gate), where the first course will be served. Guests will then move into the William Magarey Room to commence the rest of the evening from 7pm. There will be an intermission, and plenty of time for networking and silent auction bidding! We expect the evening to conclude at 10.30pm.

I have a special dietary requirement, will the menu cater for this?
Yes, the menu will cater for dietary requirements. At the time of purchasing your ticket you will be asked to provide any dietary requirements so that we may pass these on to the venue ahead of time. If you are unable to provide this information at the time of check out, you will still be able to proceed with your ticket purchase and then you will receive an automated email in the lead up to the event that will provide you a link to follow to update your dietary information for all guests you have purchased tickets for. The final day to do this will be COB Friday 14 October 2022, it is imperative that you are able to provide this information by this date to ensure that all diets are catered for.

Can I purchase a ticket for a First Nations community member to attend the event? 
Absolutely. We have individual tickets or tables of 10 available that are clearly labelled as First Nations Community Tickets available for purchase. Reconciliation SA will allocate these tickets to First Nations community members.  If your organisation would like to be acknowledged as a sponsor for this purchase, there is an additional cost to receive a higher level of value as an official sponsor. Please email events@reconciliationsa.org.au to discuss further.

Will there be a cloak room?
Sorry, there is not a cloak room available for this event.

Is there any discount on tickets for Reconciliation SA Members? 
As a premier fundraising event on the Reconciliation SA social calendar, we are unable to offer any discounts to members for this event.

How will I know which table I will be seated on? 
Prior to the event, all guests will be emailed with their table number and a seating plan so that you can gauge where in the room to look for your table. Tables will be clearly numbered on the evening.

Am I required to be double vaccinated to attend this event?
It is not a requirement of Adelaide Oval at this time to be double vaccinated from COVID-19.

Is the William Magarey Room fully accessible? 
Yes, the room is accessible by elevator and there are accessible bathrooms on either side of the William Magarey Room on the same level (level 3).

How do I register for the Silent Auction as a bidder?
To register for the silent auction, please visit the registration desk at the venue and sign up to receive a bidding number.

What sort of items are available to bid on in the Silent Auction? 
A full catalogue will be shared amongst guests via email in the lead up to the event, and will also be available as a hard copy on your tables. There will be items from First Nations owned businesses as well as non-First Nations owned businesses. Expect things like event tickets, vouchers for unique experiences, bespoke furniture, art and gift boxes.

I have a question that has not been answered here. How can I get in touch?
Please contact the Reconciliation SA Events Team at events@reconciliationsa.org.au or (08) 7082 2977.


Saturday, October 29th
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Reconciliation SA
(08) 7082 2977
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Adelaide Oval
War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5006 Australia
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(08) 8211 1100
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