The artists, performance companies, festivals and one-on-one experiences that make up 2012 Season Two all offer ways to complete a picture.

Arts House 2012 Season Two is bursting with ideas, provocations and urgent calls to action; with playful seductions, intimate explorations and an invitation to embrace open dialogue about contemporary situations, issues and trends.

SNAP SHOT: Arts House 2012 Season Two

4 x WORLD PREMIERES (Shifting Ground, Impasse, Gauge and Going Nowhere)
2 x AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES (Metapraxis and Hell House – Provocation, Belief & Morality)
5 x VICTORIAN PREMIERES (The Democratic Set, DOKU RAI (you, dead man, I don’t believe you), Star*****s, RAMP – the Collector, the Archivist & the Electrocrat and Hold)
2 x ONE-ONE-ONE PERFORMANCES (Impasse and Hold)
3 x FESTIVALS (The Other Film Festival, two productions in the 2012 Melbourne Festival and Going Nowhere)
8 x INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS/COMPANIES/COLLABORATIONS (Liuria Fo’er, Galaxy, David Cross and five Going Nowhere artists)

AT A GLANCE: Arts House 2012 Season Two

Jon Rose, Atticus & guests
Australian Premiere 19 – 21 July 2012

Shifting Ground
Zoe Scoglio
World Premiere 19 – 22 July 2012

Hell House – Provocation, Belief & Morality
Back to Back Theatre
3 – 5 August


The Democratic Set
Back to Back Theatre
Victorian Premiere 7 – 9 August 2012

DOKU RAI (you, dead man, I don’t believe you)
The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm with Liurai Fo’er and Galaxy
Victorian Premiere 29 August – 2 September 2012

RRAMP – the Collector, the Archivist & the Electrocrat
Christine Johnston, Lisa O’Neill & Peter Nelson
Victorian Premiere 5 – 8 September 2012

Laura Caesar & Malcolm Whittaker
Victorian Premiere 6 – 8 September


The Other Film Festival
Arts Access Victoria
Including World and Australian Premieres 19 – 23 September 2012

Denis Beaubois, William McClure & Jeff Stein
World Premiere 19 – 28 October


David Cross
Victorian Premiere 19 – 28 October 2012

Madeline Flynn & Tim Humphrey
World Premiere 15 – 21 November


Going Nowhere
Arts House
Inaugural Festival 23 – 25 November 2012



Arts House presents contemporary arts in programs encompassing performance, exhibitions, live art, installations, residencies, events and other activities that nurture, support and stimulate cultural engagement. Arts House value work in which artists at different stages of their careers, as well as our diverse audiences and communities, are actively involved in creating an imaginative, just and environmentally sustainable global society. Arts House’s programs include two curated public seasons of multidisciplinary work each year. From 2013, approximately half of each Arts House season’s programming will be selected through a new Expression of Interest process. Arts House will be seeking artists who are responding to the urgent issues of our time in imaginative and surprising ways, taking artistic risks and offering multiple ways for audiences to engage with or co-author their work. Arts House is a City of Melbourne contemporary arts initiative.

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