Photo by Tony Kearney

In Place: Vitalstatistix

Curated by presenters and producers based in the host festival’s city. These events are designed to offer participants a window into the local contemporary performing arts sector, and are collaborations between APAM and local industry organisations.

Join us for a bus ride down to Waterside on Yerta Bulti (the Port River), home to contemporary arts organisation Vitalstatistix.

Director, Emma Webb, and Executive Producer, Jennifer Greer Holmes, will host you with morning mimosas, conversation and a short walking tour of the surrounding area. Learn about the cultural and political context for the organisation’s work as well how they commission and present, their relationships with artists and partners (including artists from their current show tiny revolutions by pvi collective), and their glorious heritage listed Hall, built by the Waterside Workers Federation in 1926.

Vitals champions Australian artists who are creating new, multidisciplinary art and progressive public dialogue. Bringing together contemporary art and community life, Vitals provides a site for important ideas and outstanding arts experiences.

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Friday 21 May 2021

Minibus departs from outside Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote Street, Adelaide at 10:00am, arriving at Vitalstatistix approximately 10:30am.

Minibus departs from Vitalstatistix at 11:50am, making two drop-offs:
+ Adelaide College of the Arts, 23 Light Square, approximately 12:20pm
+ Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, approximately 12:30pm

Vitalstatistix Waterside Hall is at 11 Nile Street, Port Adelaide.




Vitalstatistix (Vitals) is a vibrant home on the Port River, Yerta Bulti, for transformative contemporary art and progressive community life.

We are based on Kaurna Country in Port Adelaide, South Australia. Our home is the Waterside Workers Hall, a heritage-listed building on the Port River. We were founded in 1984 by Margie Fischer, Ollie Black and Roxxy Bent – a radical and ambitious act by three women determined to make a difference to the opportunities for and workplace experiences of women artists in Australia. This radical determination still lies at the heart of Vitals.

We champion Australian artists who are creating new, multidisciplinary art and progressive public dialogue. We value diversity, experimentation, public engagement and works that have something to say about the world now. And we aim to provide an innovative site for important ideas and outstanding arts experiences.

Vitals offers year-round public programs of performance, residencies, projects, events, talks, exhibitions, festivals, collaborations and professional development initiatives for artists. We look forward to seeing you.

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