Wowzzzeee by Adele Varcoe

13 - 25 Mar

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Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan & Reuben Ingall

16 & 18 Mar

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Worktable by Kate McIntosh

13 - 25 Mar

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Twerkshop by Caroline Garcia

14 - 18 Mar

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Festival of Live Art

13 - 25 Mar

Step into your unknown

Season 1, 2018

It's what you make of it

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Festival of Live Art at the North Melbourne Town Hall.

Each evening at the North Melbourne Town Hall, experience a series of installations, one-on-one works and performances before topping-off your night with a special event, talk or performance in the Main Hall & Festival of Live Art lounge.

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Festival of Live Art at the Melbourne City Baths

Festival of Live Art is taking over Melbourne City Baths for one night only. Dust off the running shoes and play a game of squash, sign on, suit up and take a dive in the pool or simply barrack in the grandstands as a spectator.

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S.J. Norman & Georgia Banks in conversation

Listen to S. J. Norman and Georgia Banks in conversation about their upcoming works Rest Area and Stone Tape Theory (S. J.) and Intercourse with the Artist (Georgia), and exploring the changing notion of intimacy.

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Kate McIntosh & Adele Varcoe in conversation

Kate Mcintosh and Adele Varcoe in conversation about their upcoming works Worktable and Wowzzzeee, discussing themes around construction, destruction and reconstruction.

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The culturally promiscuous performance maker

Learn more about performance maker Caroline Garcia who is presenting Twerkshop for Festival of Live Art.

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Dance to the beat of the sewing machine

From South Africa to Mona Foma and now Festival of Live Art, watch how Adele Varcoe’s onesies brings community together .

Step into Adele Varcoe’s world

Through a series of illustrated drawings, Festival of Live Art artist Adele Varcoe depicts what it is like to wear a onesie all day, every day and how fashion can affect the interactions between us.

Participate in Landing by Tanya Lee

Swimmers of Melbourne and those passionate about the plight of refugees and asylum seekers: we need you to swim at the Melbourne City Baths during Festival of Live Art to help make Landing by Tanya Lee possible.

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How to best experience Festival of Live Art

This year’s cheat sheet on how to best experience Festival of Live Art. We recommend you bring a sense of adventure, comfortable shoes and your bathers!

Festival of Live Art Audio Described Tour

In consultation with Description Victoria, we have curated an audio described tour of Festival of Live Art catered for people who are blind or have low vision. Book tickets here.

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Does capitalism work for you?

From New York Times Square to Melbourne CBD, US artist Steve Lambert brings his retro billboard sign, that asks you to cast your vote on whether or not capitalism works for you, to Festival of Live Art.

Accessible Events at Arts House

We welcome all visitors to Arts House events and we are committed to ensuring that our program is accessible as possible for everyone to enjoy.

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It’s what you make of it

Acting Artistic Director Josh Wright gives us an insight into what we can expect for season 1, 2018.

Arts House acknowledges the traditional land upon which we are located, of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.