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"Take pause to locate yourself. Not just at Adelaide Fringe, but right here, right now. In this hammock. In these trees. In this moment".

hammocktime invites you to pause, disconnect from technology and reconnect to yourself and your environment while contemplating three questions promoting social change.

Festivals can be a stressful business, whether you're an artist or a punter. Treat yourself to one of our four hammocks, each with their own personal guide, and let yourself drift off into the trees.

hammocktime standard sessions last for half an hour and are open at Gluttony from 5-8.30pm every Weds-Sun throughout the Festival.

Special hammocktime evening sessions last 45minutes, starting from 9.30pm every Weds, Fri & Sat throughout the Festival. Hang out with special guests and fairy lights and enjoy a glass of fizz included in your ticket price.


Photos from WOMADelaide:
Word clouds from WOMADelaide:

Brought to you by your personal pause consultant, Fee Plumley:


call for #hammocktime guides and musicians at Adelaide Fringe #adlfringe

4 min read

Last year at WOMADelaide we had a wonderful team of hammocktime guides who generously lavished their care and attention on our guests (including sometimes holding parasols to shade them from the sun, bless). They did a marvellous job and I was super-proud of them taking my little idea and turning it into a beautiful shared experience over four hectic (fully booked!) days. And you know what was the best thing about it? At the end of the run, after working so very hard, they all turned round to me and asked when we would all be doing it again!

Not wanting to disappoint, this year we are running at Adelaide Fringe, for the whole season, with a special new evening version. That's 23 days and 11 nights of hammocking!

We are therefore looking for more volunteer guides to join our team. Is that you?

The run starts on 12th Feb and ends on 13th March. Daytime sessions are 5-9pm, Weds-Sun inclusive, and evening sessions are 9.30-10.15pm on Weds, Fri and Sat (with a bit of time at the start and end to help set up and pack down, and a bit of flyering too).

We will have four hammocks, so for each session we need four guides (one per hammock), plus a 'front of house' person to welcome guests, take care of their bags (making sure all mobile devices are switched off and safely stored until the end) and generally keep things running smoothly.

There will be a training session before we start, with notes, so you can see how it works and meet the rest of the team. No training other than that is required, but it's worth knowing that you'll be spending about 4-5hour blocks on the daytime sessions and an hour or so on the evening sessions, with most of that time waiting patiently and quietly by the side of your guest. If that sounds like it'd drive you nuts, this probably isn't for you :)


This year's new feature is a special set of evening sessions which last longer (by popular demand!) and come with fairy lights, musical accompaniment and an optional glass of fizz.

We have a few fabulous musicians lined up but thought we'd open up a call for more of those too. You will of course have to be analogue - no technology is allowed anywhere near the hammocks (except, um, fairy lights...).

How it works

Four hammocks are rigged in trees, each one with their own guide. The session starts by delivering a short guided meditation to get the guests into the swing of things (pun fully intended!). Then they just chill out and you stay quietly next to them in case they need anything.

At the beginning of the session (as they come in, and again within the guided meditation introduction) we will have posed three social change questions, asking for one word answers to each of them. At the end of their session the guests tell us their words and I will turn them into a data visualistion set (see below). Those anonymised collections then become a snapshot of the moods and values of that place and time.

A friend once described it as "activation through inaction", which I love!

all the words that were contributed across all three questions

all the words that were contributed across all three questions at WOMADelaide


In return for your time...

We have a bunch of Adelaide Fringe and Gluttony Artist Passes, so depending on how many sessions you can cover we will either share them amongst the team or give you a dedicated pass to keep for the whole festival.

In case you're not familiar with how artist passes work, let me assure you they are golddust and highly sought-after each year. They give you discounts to food and drinks at most Fringe venues across the city; priority access to the Artist's Bar just behind Gluttony (so you get to swan through while everyone else has to wait in verrrryy long lines!); free entry to events which offer artist pass entries (which is almost all of them) and discounts to events that don't offer free artist pass entries.

That's worth a whole lot of money over the festival month!

I'm in! What next?!

Excellent! Well the first thing is to have a look at the schedule - - and let me know which sessions you can cover. Then drop me a line to or via private message on the hammocktime Facebook Page, and we'll take it from there! 

Know other people who you think this would suit? Feel free to pass it on!

We look forward to sharing our hammocktimes with you! x


#hammocktime gets a mention in @theTiser - thanks @adelaide_fringe #ADLfringe @heathercroall xx

#hammocktime gets a mention in @theTiser - thanks @adelaide_fringe #ADLfringe @heathercroall xx
OOOOOOO - the fabulous Heather Croall gave a mention in an article about Adelaide Fringe in The Advertiser:  
"Some of them are digital media-based, interactive games and virtual reality projects which require putting on headsets … then within that interactive genre there’s also things that are not digital like Hammocktime, where you buy 20 minutes in a hammock under a tree.’’  
We're REALLY excited to bring you an entire festival season of our 'activation through inaction' project.
Thanks Heather and the Fringe team! Love ya work! <3



some photos from at @WOMADelaide​


#hammocktime #WOMADelaide word cloud

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Huge thanks to everyone who joined us for at WOMADelaide last weekend. We were fully booked out from lunchtime on the second day, which was most delightful (for us, at least)! Fortunately, as there tend to be a few distractions at festivals like WOMADelaide, we were also able to fit a bunch of people visiting on one-day passes in to some no-show slots too. Next year we will come back with MOAR hammocks and a heap more guides (well, here's hoping we will!).

During hammocktime we asked our participants to consider three questions, the idea being to create a word cloud data visualisation as a kind of mood snapshot, representing the values and beliefs of each location at that moment in time. As the project develops we will be visiting different communities in different contexts, so it'll be interesting to see how the clouds vary.

So, without further ado, here is the collective output from almost 200 delightful WOMADelaide participants:

Q1: What would make the world a better place?

Q1: What would make the world a better place?

Q2: What can I do personally to enact change?

Q2: What can I do personally to enact change?

Q3: What can we do collectively to enact change?

Q3: What can we do collectively to enact change?

and finally, just for jollies, here's ALL the words that were contributed across all three questions:

all the words that were contributed across all three questions

What a lovely bunch of humans!

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We have had a couple of lovely memories triggered by you guys over the week, including this review in Lipmag by Lou Heinrich and this colourful shot of the bus by Libby Price (above). Feel free to add your thoughts, reflections, feedback or photos from your experiences with us via Twitter @feesable, Facebook or in the comments below. But obviously not while you're in a hammock...

On behalf of your guides, Steven Abbey, Calixta Cheers​, Anna Crump​, Indigo Eli​, Kim Pedler​, Scott Wings​, Manal Younus​, my bus homeJames, and myself: Thank you so very much for sharing your hammocktime with us!



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your #WOMADelaide #hammocktime invitation

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hammocktime invites WOMADelaide guests to pause, disconnect from technology and reconnect to yourself and your environment by spending twenty minutes in a hammock.

Your first few minutes will be spent in a gentle guided meditation, followed by ten minutes of private pause.

"Take a moment to locate yourself. Not just at WOMADelaide, but right here, right now.

In this hammock. In this tree. In this moment".

your view from the hammock

The form of meditation we use to get you in the right mood is inspired by British philosopher, Alan Watts, who says, "The art of meditation is the art of getting in touch with reality... by going out of your mind, you come to your senses".

During your pause we ask you to consider your own reality and come up with one word that responds to each of the following questions:

  • What would make your vision of the world a better place?
  • What personal action could you take that would lead to that change?
  • What collective action could we take that would lead to that change?

All answers will be collected at the end of each session and presented online in datavisual form.

You will find us in The Pines area near the Healing Village, just look for , the beautiful big red bus.

Friday 6th March: 4:30pm – 8pm
Saturday 7th March: 2pm – 8pm
Sunday 8th March: 2pm – 8pm
Monday 9th March: 2pm – 8pm

#homeJames at The Pines in WOMADelaide

Your guides in this journey are Fee Plumley, Anna Crump, Calixta Cheers, Indigo Ely, Kim Pedler, Steven Abbey and Thom Buchanan. Huge thanks to WOMADelaide for giving us such a perfect context in which to provide this experience, and to Ticket to the Moon who provided our beautiful, ethically produced, hammocks. 

Thank you for sharing your hammocktime with us x


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no #hammocktime today so here's Friday's most entertaining guest, Opera Singer William Adami, to see you through the week x

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Freo Markets have sadly double-booked the laneway, so no today :( And there was me hoping for another famous Opera Singer to join me! Thanks William Adami for being a total legend on Fri - come back soon!


#hammocktime ready and waiting for @fremantlemarket Fri & Sun - get your free "personal pause consultation" :)

#hammocktime ready and waiting for @fremantlemarket Fri & Sun - get your free "personal pause consultation" :)

I've been playing with various approaches for as an artwork, but after running it in a busking context last weekend (where 20mins is too long for most people) I am prepped and ready to go with a new model.

For Fremantle Markets on Fri 9th & Sun 11th Jan I will be offering 5min "personal pause consultations". Recline in the hammock, answer up to 10 short questions, and then stay for more hammocktime if you so choose.

Hope to see you there! x