Alter State 2022
Alter State celebrates disability, creativity and culture. Presented in partnership with Arts Access Victoria (AAV) and Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM)
Rodney Bell for Meremere by Movement of the Human. Photographer Tom Hoyle.
Alter State opens 12 September to 9 October 2022.
You can enjoy Alter state in person at the Arts Centre Melbourne or online!
There will be theatre, circus, music, film and much more!
Check out the snapshot of the program below or visit the Arts Centre Melbourne Website for more details and tickets.
Alter state 2022 Program
The Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony officially opens Alter State’s inaugural festival, running from 12 September – 9 October.
Join us at Hamer Hall’s Upper Terrace for a shared moment of reflection, connection and celebration.
When: Tuesday 13 September, 12:30 pm
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Forecourt
No booking required
Access: Accessible venue and Auslan and NZSL interpreted
CheckPoint is your space at Alter State festival. Join a conversation with Alter State artists, or create an artwork of your own. Wind down on Friday afternoons with live music and performances.
When: Wednesday to Saturdays, 12 – 6 pm (during Alter State)
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Forecourt
Booking: Some booking is required, all events are free.
Access: Accessible Venue, Companion Card Affiliate, Auslan interpreted, Relaxed performance, Captioned
Check Point is supported by the City of Melbourne
Flaunt is a flamboyant reclamation of disability cinema. Join the online cinematic adventure with Guest Curator Kath Duncan at ACMI Cinema 3.
When: Dates will be released 19 August
Booking: Ticking information will be available 19 August
Access: Captioned, Audio Described
Flaunt is presented by ACMI and AAV, with support from The City of Melbourne and Screen Australia.
A simple shift can initiate momentum, an energy, revealing connection between all of us and the power we all possess to create change.
When: Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 September, 4 pm
Where: Main Lawn, Covered Walkway
Tickets: Booking required; tickets cost $20
Access: Accessible Venue, Companion Card Affiliate, Auslan interpreted, Relaxed Performance, Visual Performance, Audio description
Momentum by Women’s Circus has been co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program.
When the World Turns is a fantastical experience for young people with complex disabilities and their families, leading a participating audience into a sensory state of mind and body.
When: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Where: The Pavilion
Tickets: Booking required; tickets cost $30 per pod, (Up to five people can be in each pod)
Access: accessible venue, Relaxed Performance, Visual Performance
When the World Turns is supported by the British Council and the Australian Government.
A four-part series exploring contemporary disability arts nationally and internationally.
When: Tuesdays 13, 20, 27 September and 4 October, 10:30 AM
Tickets: Booking required, all events are free.
Meremere is compelling, a story told with artistry and power by an exceptional artist from Aotearoa/New Zealand.
When: Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October, 7:30 pm, 1 pm (Saturday only)
Where: Fairfax Studio
Tickets: Booking required, $30 Concession / $40
Access: Accessible Venue, Companion Card Affiliate, Auslan interpreted, Assistive listening system, Relaxed Performance, Visual Performance, Audio description, Tactile Tour
Australia’s annual forum on arts, culture and accessibility. The Program will be available closer to the date
When: Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 October
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne and Online
Tickets: booking requiered for 3-day tickets $200 concession / $400 standard (Register before 31 August for 20% off)
Access: Accessible Venue, Auslan interpreted, Captioned, Audio description
Meeting Place is presented by Arts Access Australia in partnership with ACM and AAV
CAMP International is Back to Back Theatre’s delightfully ruthless theatre and art-making workshops delivered online.
When: Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 October, 10:30 am, 2 pm
Tickets: Booking required, booking opens 19 August, all workshops are free.
Access: Auslan interpretation, captioning and audio description on request
CAMP is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Assistive Listening System
Opened Captioning (all audience can view)
75 Eye Symbol (Fully open captioned providing access to spoken word)
100 Eye Symbol. (No music; No dialogue; All dialogue open captioned)
Touch or tactile tour
Relaxed Event (Adapted to be accessible for autistic and other audiences)
Visual Story (Yes)
Companion Card Affiliate
Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome
Assistance & Companion Animals facilities