What's On


Arts House opens its doors once more

Presented in Season 1 2021

8 – 18 April 2021

Session times
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun:
1.30-2.30pm / 3.00-4.00pm / 4.30-5.30pm / 6.00-7.00pm

Sat 10 Apr:
1.30-2.30pm / 3.00-4.30pm* / 5.00-6.00pm / 6.30-7.30pm

Sat 17 Apr:
1.30-2.30pm / 3.00-4.00pm / 4.30-5.30pm / 6.00-7.30pm*

*this 90 mins session includes Palmistry of Pointlessness

Free – bookings essential

Housewarming tickets are for 60 mins sessions. Audiences can make their own way through each work in the building.

Suitable for all ages.

Warning: Please check out each project page for content warnings.

Accessibility: Please refer to each project for different accessibility details.

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Housewarming Auslan Interpreting sessions are available on Sat 10 Apr 3pm & 5pm – please email Arts House to book this service.

Read our COVID-Safety Plan here.

You’re back, and we’re throwing you a celebration.

Since you’ve been away we’ve been planning the welcome back that you deserve, assembling a crack team of artists to celebrate the occasion.

11 of Melbourne’s most original minds have been given free rein to transform spaces throughout Arts House, and we know you’re going to love what they’ve done to the place.

Saturate yourself in light as lasers explode from a multitude of crystal balls, or enter a space of gentle textiles and performance poetry that will immerse you in the Deaf experience. Join a reading group that leaves the book room in favour of the streets of North Melbourne, or step into Arts House’s smallest space for a sonic encounter that will expand your horizon.

Suitable for all ages and featuring seven boundary-breaking works across the entire building and beyond, Housewarming invites you to rediscover Arts House at your own pace, charting your own way through spaces carefully created for you to discover.

Housewarming includes:

North Melbourne Constellation by Robin Fox

As We Bloom by Irihipeti Waretini and Bella Waru

Deep Clean by Andy Butler

Elevation by Aviva Endean, Matthias Schack-Arnott and Samara Hersch

Listen by Chelle Destefano

Palmistry of Pointlessness by Matto Lucas – this work is only available on Sat 10 Apr 3pm & Sat 17 Apr 6pm.

The Re-Enactors: The Walking Reading Group by Amaara Raheem and Zoe Scoglio – this event is not included in the Housewarming ticket. Book your free ticket to The Re-Enactors here.

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Housewarming: As We Bloom

Irihipeti Waretini and Bella Waru
Realistic open Empty Elevator with Half Open Door 3d render

Housewarming: Elevation

Aviva Endean, Matthias Schack-Arnott and Samara Hersch

Housewarming: Listen

Chelle Destefano