Key Info

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

In 2022 we finally return to our intensive artist lab and festival-style public program, after two years of pandemic disruptions to our much-loved event. We really look forward to seeing you again!

This year’s program features twelve incredible Australian creative teams whose projects and new works-in-development span choreography and dance, performance and live art, poetry and text, ritual, social practice, theatre, 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, protest and public participation, de/colonialism, cultural theft, wildness, queerness, precarious work, 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.

A note on COVID-19…
We will be working hard to make Adhocracy as COVID-19 safe as possible. COVID-19 protective measures, including mask wearing and attendance limits for small studio spaces, and daily RATs for participating artists, will be part of this year’s Adhocracy experience. Our friendly team of hosts will help you to stay aware of venue and audience requirements during the three days and nights.

Adhocracy 2022

Waterside Workers Hall & Hart’s Mill
11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta



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Creative Team: This year’s Adhocracy is curated by Emma Webb (Director, Vitalstatistix), Paul Gazzola (artist/curator and OSCA Artistic Director) and Jennifer Mills (Artist-in-Residence, Vitalstatistix), together with Felicity Boyd and Steph Cibich (Adhocracy Early Career Curators, 2022).

Vitalstatistix Team: Emma Webb (Director), Cassie Magin (General Manager), Emma O’Neill (Production Manager), and Isobel Moore (Program and Events Coordinator).

Participating Artists: Adam Buncher, Alex Gibson, Arran Beattie, Ashton Malcolm, Ben Tamba, Caitlin Ellen Moore, Catherine Ryan, Cinzia Schincariol, Daisy Sanders, Daley Rangi, Dan Thorpe, Dianne Reid, Emily Parsons-Lord, Emma McManus, Flora Suen, James Nguyen, Jermaine Hampton, Jo Lloyd, Joshua Pether, Kathryn Adams, Katie Sfetkidis, Katy B Plummer, Kuba Dorabialski, Lucy Haas-Hennessy, Mary Angley, Meg Wilson, Nathan Harrison, Nescha Jelk, Nguyen Cong Ai, Peter Beaglehole, Shan Turner-Carroll, Solomon Thomas, and Stephanie Daughtry.

Vitalstatistix, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. Yerta Bulti, 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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