Flowstate resides in the space in-between; a place where creative collisions are made and seen. It is the state of the unexpected.


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The Name

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Flowstate is a revitalised location in the heart of South Bank. We offer it up to our community as an inspiring place of beauty and respite; a well-spring of fresh experiences and sweet diversions. Somewhere entirely different to anything modern South Bank has ever been, a symbol of the potential to come. Locals and visitors are invited to relax, to eat, to collaborate with some of Queensland’s most compelling artists, to witness new performance work in development, engage in workshops, listen to fascinating discussions and cool beats – while communing with stylish, contemporary design. The original structures still cheekily traversed by possums have been integrated more seamlessly into the site with materials that sing of nature and surfaces for sinking into – grass, climbing rope, soft fall.

Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi coined the term ‘flow’ to define the state of absorption he identified in painters in the process of art-making. This same deep meditative focus has long been documented in eastern religions and recognised by athletes as being ‘in the zone’. In our desire to emphasise the contemplative joy offered by great parks, to refer to our sporting culture in this the year of the Commonwealth Games and to bring our beloved local community closer to the wealth of exquisite Queensland artistic talent we draw on the idea of ‘flow’. Flowstate at South Bank alludes to the Brisbane River – the site being in parallel – it bespeaks data flows with which Jem pulsates (the digital installation resplendent at its heart); it references crowd flows in public realm; and the inherent qualities of movement imbued in our year-long Pavilion program with its emphasis on dance, theatre, circus, music and visual installation. At a fundamental level, Flowstate encapsulates the ever-changing nature of the South Bank precinct – a place in a state of continuous evolution. We look forward to welcoming you to Flowstate where you can come to play, to learn, to reaffirm your place in our city and participate in the collective dreaming. Be with us and revel in soulfulness, in joy, in the pleasure of being together. Celebrate the art of life in our site of artmaking.

Jem at Flowstate —
Jem is the creation of multidisciplinary design studio ENESS. Practitioners known for large-scale installation art that proposes new forms of interactivity, their works grace sites internationally. Jem, produced for SouthBank is located in the main courtyard of the redevelopment. This work is a core element in uniting the community through shared experience. The concept of metamorphosis proposed by site architects Stukel Stone was used as a springboard for the development of Jem. When approached, Jem emits a symphonic and visual experience that responds to peoples’ proximity, defining a new typology of sculpture that combines art, science, design and technology. Within an ecosystem of visuals and audio, strangers come together in this unifying experience that gently nudges lovers, strangers and friends into each other’s company. In a world dense with curated self-perceptions, this work is a conduit for people to communicate with each other through experience. The organic form is a new type of performance space where artists can engage with the public and the public can participate in the making of art.

Stukel Stone —
Following a national search, Stukel Stone, an award-winning interdisciplinary practice with a legacy of delivering conceptually-driven architecture and performance design were engaged to transform the site. Directors Daniel Stukel Beasly and Tobhiyah Stone Feller employ a comprehensive suite of skills across architecture, installation, costume and set design. The practice focuses on movement and the performative aspects of human environments – public, theatrical and domestic – resulting in rigorous work imbued with expressiveness, innovation and inclusivity. ‘Chrysalis’, Stukel Stone’s architectural premise refers to the transitionary nature of the site and is evidenced in features like the facetted khaki mesh fused to the Pavilion entrance. This transparent exoskeleton is a grand and subtle contemplation; a demonstrable expression of the passage of time, of gestation, transition and growth. The Pavilion space itself with its re-configurable velvety topology; lighting and sound rig, dressing rooms and theatrical drapery; is a purpose-built space sitting softly in the lush Parklands at the ready for artists and the community in which to collaborate and connect.

Chief Executive Officer
Bill Delves

Acting General Manager Planning + Projects
Julia Scodellaro

Concept + Creative Director: Design, Programming, Marketing
Lyndal Hall

Creative Producer
Nick Paine

Producer 
Brodie Peace

Venue Hire + Events Producer
Caitlin Dooley

Retailer Liaison
Kira Donohue

Project Manager
Andrew Gott

Project Manager
Chelsey Smith

Project Administrator
Amber Miller

Venue Technical Manager
Kyle Berry

Venue Technical Coordinator
David Shackleton

Project Coordinator
Nicola Jones

Marketing Assistant
Brittany Mohr

Programming + Administration Intern
Angela Goh

Venue Supervisors
Kieran Cerato, Lizy Dawson, David Hints, Stephanie Ganfield, Domi Prince

Front of House Staff
Bianca Bality, Jess Bunz, Libby, Jeisman, Josh McCann-Thomson, Sheree Mirabito, Sarah Moore,  Peter Wood

South Bank Corporation recognises the traditional owners of the lands at South Bank, the Turrbal and Yuggera people. We also pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and the elders from other communities who visit from time to time.

Flowstate resides in the space in-between; a place where creative collisions are made and seen. It is the state of the unexpected.

Our Story

Flowstate is a revitalised location in the heart of South Bank. We offer it up to our community as an inspiring place of beauty and respite; a well-spring of fresh experiences and sweet diversions. Somewhere entirely different to anything modern South Bank has ever been, a symbol of the potential to come. Locals and visitors are invited to relax, to eat, to collaborate with some of Queensland’s most compelling artists, to witness new performance work in development, engage in workshops, listen to fascinating discussions and cool beats – while communing with stylish, contemporary design. The original structures still cheekily traversed by possums have been integrated more seamlessly into the site with materials that sing of nature and surfaces for sinking into – grass, climbing rope, soft fall.

The Name

Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi coined the term ‘flow’ to define the state of absorption he identified in painters in the process of art-making. This same deep meditative focus has long been documented in eastern religions and recognised by athletes as being ‘in the zone’. In our desire to emphasise the contemplative joy offered by great parks, to refer to our sporting culture in this the year of the Commonwealth Games and to bring our beloved local community closer to the wealth of exquisite Queensland artistic talent we draw on the idea of ‘flow’. Flowstate at South Bank alludes to the Brisbane River – the site being in parallel – it bespeaks data flows with which Jem pulsates (the digital installation resplendent at its heart); it references crowd flows in public realm; and the inherent qualities of movement imbued in our year-long Pavilion program with its emphasis on dance, theatre, circus, music and visual installation. At a fundamental level, Flowstate encapsulates the ever-changing nature of the South Bank precinct – a place in a state of continuous evolution. We look forward to welcoming you to Flowstate where you can come to play, to learn, to reaffirm your place in our city and participate in the collective dreaming. Be with us and revel in soulfulness, in joy, in the pleasure of being together. Celebrate the art of life in our site of artmaking.

The Site

Jem at Flowstate —
Jem is the creation of multidisciplinary design studio ENESS. Practitioners known for large-scale installation art that proposes new forms of interactivity, their works grace sites internationally. Jem, produced for SouthBank is located in the main courtyard of the redevelopment. This work is a core element in uniting the community through shared experience. The concept of metamorphosis proposed by site architects Stukel Stone was used as a springboard for the development of Jem. When approached, Jem emits a symphonic and visual experience that responds to peoples’ proximity, defining a new typology of sculpture that combines art, science, design and technology. Within an ecosystem of visuals and audio, strangers come together in this unifying experience that gently nudges lovers, strangers and friends into each other’s company. In a world dense with curated self-perceptions, this work is a conduit for people to communicate with each other through experience. The organic form is a new type of performance space where artists can engage with the public and the public can participate in the making of art.

Stukel Stone —
Following a national search, Stukel Stone, an award-winning interdisciplinary practice with a legacy of delivering conceptually-driven architecture and performance design were engaged to transform the site. Directors Daniel Stukel Beasly and Tobhiyah Stone Feller employ a comprehensive suite of skills across architecture, installation, costume and set design. The practice focuses on movement and the performative aspects of human environments – public, theatrical and domestic – resulting in rigorous work imbued with expressiveness, innovation and inclusivity. ‘Chrysalis’, Stukel Stone’s architectural premise refers to the transitionary nature of the site and is evidenced in features like the facetted khaki mesh fused to the Pavilion entrance. This transparent exoskeleton is a grand and subtle contemplation; a demonstrable expression of the passage of time, of gestation, transition and growth. The Pavilion space itself with its re-configurable velvety topology; lighting and sound rig, dressing rooms and theatrical drapery; is a purpose-built space sitting softly in the lush Parklands at the ready for artists and the community in which to collaborate and connect.

Flowstate Team

Chief Executive Officer
Bill Delves

Acting General Manager Planning + Projects
Julia Scodellaro

Concept + Creative Director: Design, Programming, Marketing
Lyndal Hall

Creative Producer
Nick Paine

Producer 
Brodie Peace

Venue Hire + Events Producer
Caitlin Dooley

Retailer Liaison
Kira Donohue

Project Manager
Andrew Gott

Project Manager
Chelsey Smith

Project Administrator
Amber Miller

Venue Technical Manager
Kyle Berry

Venue Technical Coordinator
David Shackleton

Project Coordinator
Nicola Jones

Marketing Assistant
Brittany Mohr

Programming + Administration Intern
Angela Goh

Venue Supervisors
Kieran Cerato, Lizy Dawson, David Hints, Stephanie Ganfield, Domi Prince

Front of House Staff
Bianca Bality, Jess Bunz, Libby, Jeisman, Josh McCann-Thomson, Sheree Mirabito, Sarah Moore,  Peter Wood

South Bank Corporation recognises the traditional owners of the lands at South Bank, the Turrbal and Yuggera people. We also pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and the elders from other communities who visit from time to time.