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Alter State 2022

Alter State celebrates disability, creativity and culture. Presented in partnership with Arts Access Victoria (AAV) and Arts Centre Melrboune (ACM)

person with white paint on their face, hair and neck. Feathers are covering their eyes.

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.

More events will be released on August 19.

More information about online offers will be available closer to the festival.

Alter state 2022 Program

Alter State Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony

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, 11:30 am

Where: Hamer Hall’s Upper Terrace

No booking required

Access: Accessible venue and Auslan and NZSL interpreted

CheckPoint by Arts Access Victoria

CheckPoint is Alter State’s festival hub. Join a conversation with Alter State artists, or create an artwork of your own. Wind down on Friday afternoons with live music and performances.

The Program and ticketing will be available Friday 19 August, 12 pm.

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 by Arts Access Victoria’s The Other Film Festival

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

Where: Online

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.

Momentum By Women’s Circus

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 A collaboration between Polyglot Theatre (Aus) and Oily Cart (UK)

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.

Curated Conversations by AMAP

A three-part series exploring contemporary disability arts nationally and internationally.

When: Tuesdays 20, 27 September and 4 October, 10:30 AM

Where: Online

Tickets: Booking required, all events are free.

Access: Captioned

Meremere by Rodney Bell | Ngāti Maniapoto

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

Meeting Place

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 by Back to Back

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

Where: Online

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.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet
  • Assistive Listening System Assistive Listening System
  • Auslan Auslan
  • Opened Captioning (all audience can view) Opened Captioning (all audience can view)
  • 75 Eye Symbol (Fully open captioned providing access to spoken word) 75 Eye Symbol (Fully open captioned providing access to spoken word)
  • 100 Eye Symbol. (No music; No dialogue; All dialogue open captioned) 100 Eye Symbol. (No music; No dialogue; All dialogue open captioned)
  • Audio Description Audio Description
  • Touch or tactile tour Touch or tactile tour
  • Relaxed Event (Adapted to be accessible for autistic and other audiences) Relaxed Event (Adapted to be accessible for autistic and other audiences)
  • Quiet Space Quiet Space
  • Visual Story (Yes) Visual Story (Yes)
  • Companion Card Affiliate Companion Card Affiliate
  • Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome
  • Assistance & Companion Animals facilities Assistance & Companion Animals facilities