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Introducing Alter State

Alter State is a major disability arts festival celebrating contemporary art and live performance by artists from Australia and Aotearoa (NZ).

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Alter State provides a platform for Deaf and Disabled artists to tell stories informed by their own lived experience of disability. It is a deep dive into disability arts from our region, and a space to showcase its creative and cultural history.


“Alter State is more than a presentation of amazing art, it is a two year journey of artists exploring creativity shaped by our geographic location and histories, telling stories from our region and delving into new approaches to Access in a program that we hope will seed and imagine diverse futures,”

– Wendy O’Neill, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Creative Producer, Access Inclusion and Alter State Lead



September 2021 Alter State Launch Week Details Announced
November 2021 Alter State Launch Week
September 2022 Alter State Festival


You can find out more over at Art Centre Melbourne.