10x10 ADELAIDE Stewards for the Environment

Join us in supporting three incredible charities: AusOcean, BioR and The Forktree Project

In light of recent developments in South Australia, our highest priority remains the mental and physical health, safety and well-being of everyone in our community. Given the uncertainty around planning for events, we believe that now is no longer the right time to be pressing on with our event on 11 December, virtual or otherwise, and we have made the decision to postpone the event to early in the new year on Friday 19 February 2021.

We can confirm the participation of the charities and the Hon Julie Bishop and we are pleased that we can proceed with the continued support of our sponsors and supporters.

We will continue to stay informed of all Government and SA Health guidelines and developments and remain thoughtful in how we approach the next steps in planning for our event. Thank you for your support, and we encourage you to follow 10×10 Philanthropy Adelaide and our selected charities on social media to stay connected with their important work.

The Hon Julie Bishop is the special Guest Shark for the event taking place on Friday 19 February, 2021.

She will be appearing alongside guest speakers representing each of the charities: Dr. David Paton AM (BioR), Mr. Tim Jarvis AM (The Forktree Project) and Mr. Alan Noble (AusOcean).


10×10 ADELAIDE is powered by a group of young adults who have volunteered their time and resources to launch a crowdfunding event to support charities doing compelling community work.

10×10 connects volunteers at a local community level and together they produce live crowdfunding ‘Shark Tank’ style events which are attended by 100+ people. Each committee identifies three grassroots charities and invites them to pitch for funds from the event audience.

The event is supported by 10×10 – a 100% volunteer run organisation working to empower a new generation of passionate philanthropists and create a sustainable movement for grassroots giving.


Australian Ocean Lab (AusOcean) was established in 2017 as an environmental not-for-profit with a mission to help our oceans through technology.

Working in marine conservation, AusOcean designs, builds and deploys open source ocean technology including sea surface platforms and custom sensors. Data is transmitted straight to the “cloud”, where it is stored, analysed and shared.

Improving global understanding of oceans and their value relies on innovation that improves accessibility, lowers costs, and removes barriers between groups of users. AusOcean aims to transform the way in which ocean data is collected and communicated by leveraging low-cost, open source data and technology.

BioR is a not-for-profit organisation that generates funds, knowledge and practical skills to re-construct habitats that support native wildlife in degraded landscapes.

BioR supports research that improves our knowledge of the habitat requirements of fauna, and research that improves the quality of reconstructed habitats so that they will support threatened plants and animals in the future.

BioR’s Flagship projects include 175 hectares of previously cleared farmland at Cygnet Park, Kangaroo Island that has been revegetated; and current efforts to reconstruct woodland habitats on the 550-hectare Frahn’s Farm near Monarto.

BioR’s vision is for biodiversity to be secure for all future generations to enjoy. Past vegetation clearance has been so great that many species, plant and animal, will continue to decline and disappear. Reconstructing resilient and self-sustaining habitats is needed to prevent these imminent losses.

The Forktree Project is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2020 which is restoring 53 hectares of extensively cleared pastoral farmland in the Fleurieu Peninsula. By planting almost 20,000 native trees and shrubs, Forktree aims to create valuable habitat while also sequestering tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide over the life of the project to help combat climate change.

Forktree is also working to educate and inspire the local communities about the importance of environmental stewardship; trialling better methods of measuring above and below-ground carbon; and constructing a seed nursery of native plants for local landowners’ ongoing revegetation efforts.

Forktree’s goals are critical to combating the biodiversity loss and climate change threats facing Australia. Australia is one of seven countries responsible for over 50 percent of global biodiversity loss. Small to medium-sized properties like Forktree represent the majority of rural properties in Australia, and have a huge, largely untapped potential to help combat these twin threats.

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VENUE: Bendigo Bank
The Terrace, Level 1, 80 Grenfell St, Adelaide

TIME: 5:30pm (staggered) arrival for 6:30pm start

Join us in supporting three incredible local charities:
AusOcean, BioR and The Forktree Project.
The special Guest Shark for the event is the Hon Julie Bishop.


Your ticket is tax deductible.
On the night you’ll receive charity dollars to the value of your ticket.
After hearing the three charity pitches you decide how to allocate your charity dollars – it’s all part of the fun of 10×10!
$75 STUDENT TICKET: Entry to the event + 3 x $25 charity dollar vouchers
$120 TICKET: Entry to the event + 3 x $40 charity dollar vouchers
$150 TICKET: Entry to the event + 3 x $50 charity dollar vouchers
Can’t make it? Register for the free live stream.


The Hon Julie Bishop is the Chancellor of Australian National University and has served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.

In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing.

Julie is also currently chair of Telethon Kid’s Institute, chair of The Prince’s Trust Australia, member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti, Greensill Capital and the Human Vaccines Project and is the Patron of Shooting Stars – an education programme for young aboriginal girls.

She has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.



Alan co-founded AusOcean in 2017 with Professor Sean Connell of Adelaide University with the mission of helping our oceans through technology. After over three decades of working in the private sector, he believes that technology can, and should, be a force for good in the world. While many non-profit organizations struggle to use technology effectively, AusOcean has adopted a technology-centric approach to solving ocean science and conservation problems.

He is an electrical and electronics engineer by training and has spent his entire career working with computers and software technology, having lived and worked on several continents and founded software companies in Silicon Valley and Australia. Alan was previously the head of engineering for Google Australia, overseeing its growth from 20 to 650 engineers. He has also served on several national advisory boards.

He is passionate about our oceans and spends every available moment in or on the water; he has been scuba diving ever since learning to dive in the cold, clear waters of Monterey Bay, California, in 1990.

David has contributed to the scientific understanding and management of Australia’s natural environment for five decades. Recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2008, David is highly regarded for his research activities across the Coorong, Mount Lofty and Kangaroo Island regions. His research expertise includes the ecology and behaviour of birds, conservation, revegetation programs and habitat restoration, bird-plant interactions, Murray River and Coorong ecology, management of vertebrate pests (cats, koalas, birds), and responses of flora and fauna to fire and drought.

David founded BioR in 2007, recognising the need for a non-profit that could drive the restoration of woodlands in the heavily cleared landscapes of southern Australia by securing long-term funding, promoting research science and reconnecting the community to the environment. He thinks long-term and large-scale, challenging and engaging people of all ages to help deliver the habitats needed to arrest the ongoing and imminent declines of native species.

Tim is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss. He has worked in sustainability for over 25 years advising global engineering firm Arup multilateral aid agencies including AusAID and the World Bank. Tim is a well-known public speaker and currently provides strategic and practical sustainability advice to a range of corporate organisations.

Tim founded The Forktree Project that is re-wilding a degraded former Australian pastoral property to help combat the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Tim was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in 2010.

Can't make it to the event?

The Auction

On the night, you will have the opportunity to bid at auction for a piece by acclaimed South Australian painter Tsering Hannaford. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the three charities.


This print of ‘Violet Phalaenopsis Orchid’ was inspired by the beauty of the highly structural Phalaenopsis orchid. Originating in South East Asia, these orchids can be artificially coloured, bringing a range of beautiful and unusual effects. The subtle violet appears natural but on closer inspection, it is not the petals themselves that carry the hue, but the veins through which the artificial dye has been carried.

Printed on 310 GSM Hahnemuhle Etching Paper (German etching paper), this is a limited edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist.

The print retails for $600 framed or $450 unframed. 

Reserve price: $200


Tsering is a young South Australian artist, who has already attracted acclaim for her realistic works in oils during the emerging years of her career. Daughter of eminent portrait painter Robert Hannaford, her work has been recognised on a national and international stage. A six-time finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize, this year she took second place and was Highly Commended for the award. She has represented Australia internationally via participation in Art Circle Residence in Germany in 2019 and this year via digital link in Sweden. Her portraits can be found in public and private collections across Australia.

Tsering’s still-life work explores subtleties in light and atmosphere. Painting from life, she expresses a reflective stillness in her work, bringing a sense of tranquillity and order through her subject matter. She encourages the viewer to look closer, to appreciate overlooked details.

Become a volunteer

Looking for a way to get more meaningfully involved with your community?
Here’s how you can get involved with AusOcean, BioR and The Forktree Project.

You can intern or volunteer with AusOcean.

Become a member of BioR to volunteer for projects and help with events.

Support The Forktree Project by donating or volunteering.

These organisations need your help to continue the amazing work they do. More volunteer opportunities will be available soon, follow our socials or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date.


Thank you to our generous sponsors – without them this event would not be possible.


A big thank you to all of partners who play a crucial role in ensuring we can continue to build 10×10.

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