Program Launch Party
6pm – 9.30pm, Thu 13 Dec
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreted
Tools down – let’s party.
It’s time to break open the bubbly and celebrate the end of the year with Arts House’s new team as we reveal our 2019 program.
Performances, inflatables, reflections, resolutions and the finest and fiercest beats throughout the night. Featuring local artists DJ Sezzo, Bron Batten, David Cross, Bron Batten, Jen Jamieson, Shian Law, Niharika Senapati, Phillip Adams, Carly Sheppard and Raina Peterson.
Fresh Meet is THE end of year party for the independent arts community. Bring your creative comrades and friends, raise a glass to 2018 and look forward to what’s next.
Free event – all welcome.
Artists & Programs:
Lean by David Cross
Kick off your party shoes and jump, climb or fall into Lean – an immersive inflatable sculpture inviting you to toe the line between risk, fear, joy and amusement.
Let’s Make Love by Jen Jamieson, Shian Law, Niharika Senapati
Tune into your own biology and take a moment to make love. Jen, Shian and Niharika turn Arts House into an oxytocin sanctuary where we can create the ‘love hormone’ all night.
The Evaluation by Bron Batten
It’s the end of the year. Time for your evaluation. An intimate, irreverent and non-denominational holiday ritual contained inside a mystical rave cave. Designed for celebration, contemplation, reflection and resolution. Also contains champagne. We need to look back to look forward – so have you been naughty or nice?
Club renegade and Precog curator DJ Sezzo will be on the decks looking after the dance floor. Sezzo is a rare delight bringing her signature genre-fluid, fun mixing style twisting together UK Garage, deconstructed club-left sounds, techno and Cardi B edits for a hell of a ride.
1234 (get on the dance floor) by Raina Peterson
Combining the camp theatrics of Bollywood and everything that is weird and wonderful about queer performance art.
Fantasy Santa by Phillip Adams
This isn’t your traditional Santa. Imbued with the aesthetics of The Huxleys and played by Phillip Adams; sit on the big red chair, share your art dreams, take a selfie and don’t forget to get your present.
Crazy and Wild by Carly Sheppard
A witch’s dance. A spell. Carly shares a sneak peak of her solo Crazy and Wild, as part of DubaiKungkaMiyalk’s Same but Different, premiering in Dance Massive 2019.