2022 is all about collaboration and experimentation.
We remain unashamedly focused on Riverland tastes, interests, ideas and futures in everything we do.
If you’d like to make a contribution to keep our programs running and affordable, we have a virtual tip jar here.
SALA Exhibition 2022: welcome to the lands of the river
August 2022 | The Barefoot Playground | All ages
An exhibition of illustrations for the South Australian Living Artists Festival.
The lands of the river are an original fantasy universe conceived in the Riverland through Alysha Herrmann’s 2021 Regional Arts Australia Fellowship. This exhibition showcases a series of illustrations by Adelaide-based collaborator Sam Wannan bringing to life the worlds, creatures and stories created so far. Community members of all ages are invited to submit their own interpretations of the lands of the river, with selected contributions added to the exhibition throughout August. You can learn more about the lands of the river at: https://thelandsoftheriver.world/
This exhibition is one part of the ongoing project to develop and explore this new fantasy universe as a longterm project in the Riverland for all ages to enjoy.
More info here.
Cosy Hangout Nights
Friday 17th June, 15th July & 19th August | 8pm start @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things) | Ages 15+
Cuddle up with a warm drink and your oodie this winter!
Cosy Hangout Nights are a time for writers to work on their draft, readers to finish their book, gamers to progress to the next level and introverts to nest in a gentle, low-social environment.
With help from a few blankets, pillows and fairy-lights strewn across Part of Things, we’ll spend some no-pressure, quiet-floor-time together.
Organised and hosted by Writers SA Riverland Coordinator Kirste Vandergiessen.
More info and register here.
This event is delivered by Writers SA through the No Limits: Young Regional Writers Program. No Limits is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and Arts South Australia.
Dear Berri (project)
Dear Berri is one outcomes of Our Stories, a project of Our Town Berri, in collaboration with Part of Things.
Our Stories is an invitation to rediscover (or discover for the first time) the stories, history
and creative imagination of Berri. Experience the Berrivale Cannery Mural reimagined by
local children and professional artists for History Month in May, and then hit the pavement in
October to see Berri through the eyes of local writers and illustrators in Dear Berri . See
behind the scenes of Our Stories in video snapshots from Part of Things and Our Town Berri
and join the conversation with #OurStoriesBerri
Berri, Our Town Our Stories | Exhibition
Berri Town Hall, 19 Wilson Street Berri
27 May – 29 May | 10am – 3pm | Free Entry
South Australian History Festival
More info here.
Writers SA (venue)
Helping writers realise their creative and professional dreams.
Part of Things is a venue partner for Writers SA in the Riverland. Writers SA Riverland Coordinator Kirste Vandergiessen will be presenting reading and writing nights and other gatherings from Part of Things throughout 2022.
See the Writers SA regional program here, and get in touch with Kirste for more information.
Be Part of Things
Various | Ongoing
All the other bits Part of Things does: co-working, space hire, mentoring & producing.
All year round (even when our other programs are dormant) Part of Things is available as a space to run your own workshops, meetings and projects. We also have co-working desks available on a pay-what-you-can basis and we can offer bespoke mentoring and producing services to support your big ideas.
Check out our Hire Space page for info on using the space and get in touch with us via the Contact page for mentoring and producing queries. There is no one size fits all so working together always starts with a conversation to see what you need and how we can help.
Part of Fringe (scratch night)
Monday 14th March | 7pm @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things)
Performance works in progress by local writers, presented as part of Adelaide Fringe.
This event is a scratch night, showing new (theatre) works in progress at an early stage. Each piece will be read by the writer and/or their chosen performer/s. Snacks and cups of tea and chats afterwards.
Writers & performers: Alysha Herrmann, Miriam Vanderwoude, Jess Weidenhofer.
Paint and Play
Tuesday 26th April | 2pm – 4pm @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things) | Ages 6-10 | $5
Kids painting workshop with Riverland Youth Theatre.
“Come and paint with Alannah from Sprig Art! Get creative, get messy and have fun while making something beautiful with your friends! Bring clothes you can get paint on, a drink and we’ll supply the rest!”
This event is organised and hosted by Riverland Youth Theatre.
More info and register here.
P.O.T LUCK (open mic)
Friday 29th April | 2pm @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things) | Ages 15+
A night of mischief, mistakes, and mediocrity.
Nothing presented is expected to be perfect – or even rehearsed. This is an opportunity to test out new material, to show off a work-in-progress, read the rambles in your notes app, to practice performing and public speaking in a chill, judgment-free environment.
This is a celebration of fucking up, with a spotlight on the process of performance. A smorgasbord of spoken word, new local music, comedy skits, monologues, burlesque, emerging drag queens, and nervous farts.
Organised by Jess Weidenhofer.
Get your tickets and more details here: https://events.humanitix.com/p-o-t-luck
This event is supported by Writers SA through the No Limits: Young Regional Writers Program. No Limits is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and Arts South Australia.
Centenary Reimagined – Proud to be Here – Digital Projection
Thurs – Sun throughout May 2022 | 7pm-10pm | Bonney Theatre Projectors | Free | All Ages
A creative response to the 2021 centenaries of Barmera and Glossop.
The Glossop response features archival footage, oral history interviews and photography collected by members of the Glossop Centenary Committee. The Barmera response is a short poem and visual response by Alysha Herrmann, including photos from the Berri Barmera Library Digital Collection.
Both artworks will be playing on the side of the Bonney Theatre on a loop throughout May as part of the South Australia History Festival.
Proud To Be Here is a project of the Barmera and Glossop Centenaries, created by Part of Things, and supported by the Berri Barmera Council through the Centenary Grants Program.
- Nic Tubb – Animator & Editor
- Alysha Herrmann – Art Director, Illustrator & Writer
- Amaya Orana – Lizard Illustration
First Delvers (beginner Dungeons & Dragons)
Starting Wednesday 18th May | 4.15pm – 6:30pm @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things) | Ages 10-14
Seven week series of Dungeons and Dragons workshops for beginners.
When: Wednesdays starting 18th May and finishing 29th June.
Time: 4:15pm – 6:30pm each week.
Who: for young people aged 10-14 interested in Dungeons and Dragons, fantasy and/or storytelling.
Cost: $70 + booking fee (equivalent to $10 per session).
Facilitated by Delving Around Gamez.
Saturday 14th May & 11th June | 4pm – 5:30pm @ The Barefoot Playground (Part of Things) | Teens & Young Adults | $8 per session
Fan club meet-ups for young adults.
A space to write, draw, scream, jump and cry about all the things that make up your fandom. Come along and write, draw, make and talk about all the things that make you love everything about your favorite fandom.
Organised and hosted by Riverland Youth Theatre.
More info and register here.
Check out the Projects tab for past activities and more detail on 2022 activities as they develop. If you’ve got an idea for a virtual or small in-person gathering/project/event that you’d like to deliver under our umbrella, get in touch here.