Gabrielle Nankivell


Australian premiere
Presented by Vitalstatistix

In our final presentation for 2022, Vitalstatistix presents Sightings – a new performance and portrait of place by acclaimed artist Gabrielle Nankivell and her collaborators.

Sightings explores personal and collective mythologies of a town through crowd-sourced tales, choreographed interventions, video works, and public performance.

This new work takes Gabrielle’s choreographic practice to site-specific research and storytelling. Over the course of a residency, the artists – accompanied by the enigmatic character known as Creature – will create an uncanny portrait of Yerta Bulti-Port Adelaide.

Embracing unreliable narratives, imagination and haunting, the power of community enthusiasts, and a bent towards the weird, Sightings culminates in a surprising and enchanting performance experience.

Darkly humorous, deeply honouring, and full of warmth, these performance events conjure the curiosity of visiting a private home museum meets backyard film screening meets charming community ritual.

As part of Sightings, the artists are seeking tales of Port Adelaide sites and stories. To contribute and send them on a local adventure, visit the project website HERE.

23 – 26 November (five shows only)Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta

Waged: $28
Concession: $18
First Nations TIX: Free
All preview TIX (Wed 23): $18

7:30pm Wednesday 23 November (preview)
7:30pm Thursday 24 November
7:30pm Friday 25 November
2pm Saturday 26 November
7:30pm Saturday 26 November

Duration: up to 90mins


Sightings was first supported by Country Arts SA and Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub in 2019 and commissioned by Vitalstatistix through our Incubator residency program in 2020-2021.

Performance Dates

7 – 27 NOVEMBER 2022 Residency
23-26 NOVEMBER 2022 Performances
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta


Waged: $28
Concession: $18
First Nation TIX: Free
All preview TIX (Wed 23): $18

Creative Team

Creator, director, and choreographer: Gabrielle Nankivell
Co-creators and performers: Harrison Elliott and Jack Ziesing
Co-creator and sound designer: Luke Smiles
Co-creator and designer: Jonathon Oxlade