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Adhocracy is Vitalstatistix’s annual national hothouse, supporting the creative development and critical discussion of experimental, multidisciplinary arts projects.

This year’s program features thirteen incredible Australian creative teams whose projects and new works-in-development span choreography and dance, performance and live art, social practice, theatre, sound and visual art. 

As is always the case at Adhocracy, these artists and their works are speaking powerfully to the times we are in. Wide-ranging themes including climate and capitalism, de/colonialism, autobiography and identity, queerness, political histories, listening, grief, class and the arts, speculative futures, practices of care – and riffs off many other areas of enquiry!

Adhocracy is a unique offering in the Australian arts calendar – as a creative development opportunity for artists and as an insight into artistic process for lovers of art. It’s a festival of ideas meets intense art camp meets magic house party. 

Check out the daily schedule that starts from 3pm each day and get amongst some of Australia’s most exciting established and emerging makers of Australian contemporary culture, art, performance, and commentary.

Join us for the official Adhocracy launch – 1 September 2023, 5pm at Waterside Workers Hall! All are welcome – book your tickets HERE.

Adhocracy 2023

Vitalstatistix’s national hothouse for new art
Waterside Workers Hall & Hart’s Mill
11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta

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Participating artists: Ade Suharto, Alison Currie, Amala Groom, Annabel Matheson, Anthony Nocera, Bianka Kennedy, Carly Sheppard, Cat Jones, Cher Tan, Clara Solly Slade, Daley Rangi, Elizabeth Hay, Erwin Maas, Fleur Green, Indira Storm, Ingrid Vranken, Isobel Marmion, James Dodd, James Smith, Jingwei Bu, Kirsty Martinsen, Lee Wilson, Lily Potger, Mat Morison, Matthew Adey, Max Brading, Mirabelle Wouters, Niki Johnson, Rachael Guinness, Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Roman Berry, Sam Roberts, Sam Watson Wood, Sarah Peters, Sarah-Jayde Tracey, Sascha Budimski, Shian Law, Skye Gellmann, Solomon Frank, and Will Spartalis.

Curators: Emma Webb, Paul Gazzola, Cy Martin, and Fru Kenez

Vitalstatistix team: Emma Webb (Artistic Director); Cassie Magin (Executive Director); Amber Forbes (Production Manager); and Patrick Lang (Program and Communications Coordinator)

Vitalstatistix, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. Yartapuulti, Port Adelaide, always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Kaurna Nation as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this Country, and we respect their cultural authority. We thank and pay respects to Kaurna Elders, both past and present, and to First Nations leaders including emerging leaders, in our community and in the arts.

Vitalstatistix, and Adhocracy, is generously supported by the South Australian Government, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, the Australia Council for the Arts, and our many program partners. Our communications and design partner is Freerange Future.

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