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Incoming works in progress for 2024-25

Behind closed doors, artists are always working at Arts House. The gentle hum of music, the excitement of testing ideas, and sounds of laughter from the rehearsal room – new works are in the making. 

We are thrilled to introduce the creative minds and experimental practice of the 21 artists and their collaborators who will be making new work at Arts House over the next year. Through our open access callouts for The Warehouse Residency and CultureLAB, and our by invitation program – Arts House Develops, these projects will push boundaries and explore great issues of our current time.  

These artists will centre First Nations stories and Indigenous eco-futurism; will call on ancestral knowledge systems and will meld music with field recordings from the Great Ocean (islands of the Pacific).   

They will develop large scale sign language opera; share food and song with recently arrived refugee women from Gaza; use ‘bird vision’ to weave stories of survival, loss, endurance and shared futures.  

They will bring together artists at the intersection of emerging technology and game design – and will centre on our trust, action and empathy for others.   

We will be working with artists from across the continent, and artists from over the seas from Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea and Nepal.  

We are excited to welcome our new partner in delivering The Warehouse Residency, Arts Centre Melbourne through Alter State. Their partnership means we can now support Deaf and Disability led works of scale through this program.  

We’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to our artist and industry peers contributed their enthusiasm, smarts and passion to our curatorial process: Kate ten Buuren, Renay Barker-Mulholland, Sarah Houbolt, Daley Rangi, Elvin Lam, Jodee Mundy, Kath Duncan, Bernadette Fam, Indranjan Banerjee and Harrison Hall. 

We can’t wait to share these works with you over the coming years!

Read on to discover more. 

– The Arts House team 


Image: Tokelau Melbourne Mataliki Sports and Culture, Toe fai! by Studio Kiin. Commissioned by Arts House for BLEED 2022.
Image by On Jackson Street.