National Development Arts Hothouse

Adhocracy 2015

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 our beautiful home, Waterside Worker’s Hall, 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 theatre, live art, dance, sound, installation, visual art and more. You can engage with the artists and their creative process through a public program of artist talks and work-in-progress showings.

This year there are eight projects in development at Adhocracy. Seven of these were selected from a national call; they undertake a four day intensive creative development, commencing on Friday, an artist-only day, and working through the long weekend. The eighth is our annual residency project – we invite an Australian artist or group to collaborate with South Australian artists on a new work through a two week residency in the lead-up to Adhocracy. We are thrilled that this year’s residency team, led by Halcyon Macleod and Willoh S. Weiland, will present showings of Crawl Me Blood at the newly renovated Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, a very short walk from Waterside.

Adhocracy is a festival of ideas meets intense art camp meets magic house party. Come and experience some of Australia’s most exciting established and emerging makers of Australian contemporary culture, art, performance and commentary, alongside a bar, food and great conversation for a fantastic winter’s long weekend.

Queens’ Birthday long weekend, 3pm to 12am 6-8 June
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide

Entry by gold coin donation

Curators: Emma Webb, Jason Sweeney and Paul Gazzola


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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Project Dates

Queen’s Birthday long weekend, 6-8 June (plus Friday 5 June, artists-only)