Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coming up at Vitals

Adhocracy 2014 is coming...

Our national artist hothouse, is coming up very soon! Mark the Queen's birthday long weekend (7-9 June) in your diary and stay tuned – we will be launching the full program very soon!

Adhocracy support the development of new experimental and interdisciplinary arts projects from around Australia and gives audiences a chance to take part in a packed weekend of artist talks, work-in-progress showings, audience experiments and more. This year 9 projects are participating alongside some fantastic added extras.

Full program details will be announced here in early May.

This Saturday 26 April we're proud to host the closing event for FELTspace's FELTmaps project. Enjoy new work created specifically for this final event (including by our very own Lara Torr), work from the exhibition reimagined inside Waterside, DJ set from Jason Sweeney, and a great party.

You can get all the details here. The event starts at 7pm at Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide.

Her Story #2
Following a wonderful start in March with our founding members Roxxy, Ollie and Margie, HER STORY returns to Waterside on Sunday 4 May with Catherine Fitzgerald, Artistic Director of Vitalstatistix from 1996-2002 (and currently Artistic Director of Feast Festival). As the last session showed, the HER STORY sessions are a delightful, personal glimpse into Adelaide’s feminist theatre history and the story of Vitalstatistix.

Check out all the details here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Internships at Vitals

Vitalstatistix is offering 3 project-based internships in 2014

We are seeking three artists and arts-workers for these separate opportunities. The internships are ideally suited to emerging artists, students or recent graduates, however anyone interested is welcome to apply. 

The opportunites span our Her Story program, the Future Present residency with Rosie Dennis and Mish Grigor's Man O Man.

You can get all the details here or contact our Program Coordinator, Lara Torr, on 84476211 orprogram@vitalstatistix.com.au for more information.

Applications are due on 21 March.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A VITAL 2014

We are well and truly into our 30th year…

Tickets have just gone on sale for our next show, the award winning Hello My Name Is. You can read about it (and buy tickets) below and here.

We've got two great opportunities available for artists. You can find out how to apply for artist opportunities with Adhocracy 2014 and the Future Present climate change residency with Rosie Dennis here.

The Premier has helped us kick off our birthday celebrations. You can read about the festivities in store throughout the year here.


Sans Hotel
Presented by Vitalstatistix

Hello my name is is a performance about getting to know yourself and strangers. Created by Nicola Gunn and award-winning company Sans Hotel, this startlingly original show is warm like a spring day and unexpectedly fun like a game of table tennis.

It is set in a community centre, which is just a room we call a community centre, and the audience are cast as workshop participants. Hello my name is is a beautifully chaotic, joyous and uplifting event that reminds us how to engage with and celebrate the act of living (and conga lines).

“Entertainer at the top of her game” THE AGE

WinnerBest Experimental Performance, Melbourne Fringe 2012; The Blue Room Theatre Judge’s Award for Outstanding Theatrical Experience, 2012.

NominatedGreen Room Award for Best Production, 2012.

Concept, creation, text & performance: Nicola Gunn
 David Woods
 Nicola Gunn & Gwen Holmberg-Gilchrist
Lighting design:
 Gwen Holmberg-Gilchrist
 Justin Batchelor
 Sarah Greentree

Six shows only
2 – 4 APRIL 8pm, 5 APRIL 2pm & 8pm, 6 APRIL 6pm
Post Show Q&A Thurs 3 April
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide
$30 full; $25 concession; $22 Fringe Benefits

You can buy tickets here
You can view the e-flyer here

Monday, February 10, 2014

Opportunities for artists

It's not just festival time of year, it's also 'get involved at Vitals' time of year. We're sending out the call for artists to participate in Adhocracy 2014 and the Future Present residency with Rosie Dennis...


ADHOCRACY is Vitalstatistix’s national artist hothouse, supporting the creative development of new experimental and interdisciplinary projects. Artists from around Australia join us to create, converse and critique in one space (our beautiful heritage-listed home, Waterside) over the June Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

This is how it works: selected artists spend the long weekend in an open studio environment developing new work which can span live art, theatre, dance, sound, installation, media and technology, socially-engaged practice and more. Audiences engage with the artists and their creative process through a public program of artist talks and work-in-progress showings.

We are now seeking proposals from artists across Australia for this unique creative development opportunity. We will select between five and seven projects for participation.

Download the info you need to apply here.
Applications close Monday 31st March.

To get a sense of what ADHOCRACY is like, view the public program from 2013 here and watch a short video about ADHOCRACY 2013 here.

FUTURE PRESENT: artists, primary industry & climate change, artist-in-residence project at Vitalstatistix for ADHOCRACY 2014

We are seeking 10 South Australian artists to join this residency, collaborating with lead artist Rosie Dennis, Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects (NSW). 

FUTURE PRESENT: artists, primary industry & climate change is an interdisciplinary project exploring the critical global issue of climate change and economic transition.

The project, commissioned by Vitalstatistix for ADHOCRACY 2014, is led by Rosie Dennis, Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects (NSW). A maker, performer, writer and curator, Rosie creates work renowned for distinct beauty, universality and currency. She is one of Australia’s foremost makers of contemporary art, drawing from relationships with non-artist experts and on-the-street research.

Download the info you need to apply here.
Expressions of interest due Sunday 23 March.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Presented by Vitalstatistix and Format Collective in association with St Jerome's Laneway Festival

We're back from holidays, busily planning our 30th celebrations and absolutely delighted to be part of Australia's premier indie music event, St Jerome's Laneway Festival, which is taking place at Hart's Mill on 7 February.

We've partnered with the team of experimental artists, musicians and party technicians at Format Collective to transform Waterside into Port Land. Port Land brings together local bands, projection and installation art, unique lounging options (by way of old couches and cheap rugs) and further experiments in "mass karaoke" with Choral Grief.

If you're heading to Laneway, don't forget to drop into Waterside and immerse yourself in a full day of top-shelf contemporary art, music, fancy snacks, DIY knick-knacks and nautically-themed leisure.

7.50pm – 8.20pm – Old Mate
7.05pm – 7.35pm – Divine Rip
6.10pm – 6.40pm – Wireheads
5.15pm – 5.45pm – EMU
4.20pm – 4.50pm – Fair Maiden
3.25pm – 3.55pm – Bruff Superior
2.30pm – 3.00pm – Body Horror

Visual art courtesy of Katlyn Francis, Joshua Kathigitis and Adelaide ex-pats Tim Tuppence and Nick Moss.

More details will be announced soon and you can keep up-to-date here.

Port Land is exclusive to Laneway ticket holders. Tickets available here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

And just like that, 2013 comes to an end for Vitalstatistix...

Our office will be closed from Monday 16 December and we will reopen on Monday 13 January. We have a massive year planned for 2014, packed with shows, residencies, events, projects, festival experiences, and our 30th birthday celebrations. 

View our 2014 program here or download it here.

We have plenty of opportunities for artists throughout the year. Here are just three which it’s worth noting in your diary and keeping an eye out for further details early in the new year:

FUTURE PRESENT: artists, primary industry & climate change
Adhocracy 2014 residency with Rosie Dennis, Artistic Director, Urban Theatre Projects, NSW
26 May – 9 June

This opportunity is open to South Australian artists. There are 10 places only; expressions-of-interest close 23 March, details released by February.

ADHOCRACY 2014: national artist hothouse
6-9 June, Queen’s birthday long weekend
Project proposals from across Australia are invited with a closing date of 31 March, details released February.  

Including tickets to BINGO Unit by Team MESS, at Chaffey Theatre, Renmark
A weekend adventure with Vitals and Country Arts SA, for artists interested in regional and community engagement. The most fun artist opportunity offered all year!
Book by 30 June.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Each night at Cutaway, two speakers share their musings on the future and how we can be good ancestors. You can find selected podcasts of the speeches here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A VITAL 2014

We have a massive year planned for 2014, packed with shows, residencies, events, projects, festival experiences, and our 30th birthday celebrations. View our 2014 program here or download it here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cutaway - a ceremony

Book now at trybooking.com

Join us at sunset and venture into the proud Waterside Workers Hall, for a night of ceremony, performance, supper, art, ideas and transformation. This special occasion celebrates and toasts that most ungraspable of places, the future.

Created and hosted by a team of artists and locals, Cutaway – a ceremony offers up a beautiful, never-to-be-repeated experience. These ten limited-edition events, unique each night, complete the Cutaway trilogy, a series of site-specific performance and art works made about the Waterside Workers Hall over the last three years.

Friends, family, comrades, happy strangers; travel with us from the end of yesterday to the beginning of tomorrow.

Creative team: Hilary Bell, Eileen Darley, Maude Davey, Stevie Goldsmith, Sasha Grbich, Ashton Malcolm, Mark Pennington, Annalise Rees, Stephen Sheehan, Victoria Spence, Jason Sweeney, Wendy Todd, Lara Torr & Emma Webb.

With: Born on Monday Choir, Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, local residents & special guests.

Wednesdays to Sundays – 10 special events only
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide
Please arrive from 7:30pm, no entry after 8pm
This is a 3hr event
Please bring a cold supper plate to share

$30 full; $25 concession & groups of 10+
Tickets at trybooking.com
Bookings are highly recommended
Further info about the event will be provided on booking
All funds raised will support the Waterside Workers Hall

Dress code: Make an effort!

Download the e-flyer here

Access: During Cutaway – a ceremony guests will be required to move to different locations for sections of the event. All efforts will be made to accommodate mobility and other access requirements. Please contact us to discuss if your specific access requirements

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