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Festival dates: 16 April - 11 May 2014

Clockwise from top left, Shift, Tukre', Winds of Woerr, Overworld, Article 14.1.



I'm glad I caught you,  I have to be quick see, there isn't much time left and I still have 15 Next Wave shows to see before Sunday...totally doable.
By the third quarter of this year's Festival I have been inspired, moved and entertained by 17 #nwf14 events, speared a bullock 4 times at Melbourne Museum, folded 23 paper boats at No Vacancy Gallery, spent 38 minutes in a stranger's house in Kensington (while they were out) and sent 465 emails (yep, I checked).
But with the final few days upon us, my advice to you is; STOP, DROP & BOOK! Tickets that is. We have 200+ national and international visitors in Melbourne this weekend who will all be going to Next Wave shows. We wouldn't want you, dear reader, to miss out. Book now, book fast, book everything! It’s ALL good. In fact, the best way to get the most out of your last weekend of Next Wave is to book into one of our Primo Passes. Still spots on Super Pass #3, Night Pass #3, Super Pass #4 and Day Pass #4!
In today’s Pegboard you’ll find out what’s happening over the final weekend of the Festival - but if you are having trouble reading it on your tiny little smart phone, just download our Festival App, its jammed with extra content and is the easiest way to navigate your Next Wave experience. 
See you out and about this weekend!
Paul Gurney
Executive Director


Next Wave News

Don't miss Blak Wave

With only a few days left of the Festival, we've compiled a super-handy list of all the remaining Blak Wave events. Check out the program and watch a sweet little trailer on Blak Wave where the contributors talk about their Next Wave projects as well as their personal experiences with history, mentorship and accessibility.

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Festival Club at Shebeen

Have you been to the Festival Club yet? There's something on every night of the Festival and it's all FREE. Tonight, catch a series of pop-up and roaming performance works backed by DJ John Anon at Tomorrow's Rebellions, followed by some very seedy, human-operated karaoke. There's more fun on over the weekend, so we'll see you there!

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Artist Profile: Rebecca Jensen & Sarah Aiken

Blending yoga, paganism and ritual with fashion & pop culture, Bec and Sarah's NWF14 project OVERWORLD examines our search for spirituality in the digital age. Conceived after a trip to 'witch camp' in Germany led the girls to question their own notions of access, religion and superficiality.

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Artist Profile: Matthias Schack-Arnott

Percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott works in the realms of contemporary classical performance, hybrid art and improvisation. In the following  interview with Matthew Lorenzon, Matthias describes the process of making a huge installation instrument for his NWF14 work Fluvial out of metal, glass and stone.

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Next Wave Suggests


White Face

In new contemporary dance work White Face, artist Carly Sheppard examines the social, cultural and personal impact of the 1937 Aboriginal Assimilation Policy.

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Das Boot

A car-boot sale with a twist, Esther Stewart & Oscar Perry take over the Meat Market car park to peddle an eclectic mix of  contemporary work & kitsch this Saturday and Sunday.

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Concerto No. 3

Sarah-Jane Norman and five other "failed" pianists will work in shifts to sight-read their way through Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 in a grueling 12 hour musical experiment.

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Winds of Woerr

Dance-artist Ghenoa Gela brings to life the stories of her family and ancestors in the Winds of Woerr, the tale of the Four Winds of the Torres Straits.​

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Next Wave is Reading

White Face: Notes From A Fair Skinned Aboriginal
via Kristy Ayre

Olfactory Art Makes Scents
via Meg Hale


Fluvial: A System  Of Chaos
via Erica McCalman

Collaboration: the Sincerest Form of Flattery
via Dave Sleswick


Everything Else

Ticket Offer: Tukre' at Dancehouse

A contemporary dance work  by Raghav Handa, Tukre' explores how lineage and rites of passage transcend borders, inspired by Raghav's own migration to Australia as a young man. 

By using the code PIECES, you can get 2-for-1 tickets through the Next Wave Website til Friday 5pm. 

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Melbourne Fringe Registrations

Registrations for the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival are now open. The festival presents diverse artwork from both emerging and established artists. Producers and artists across any medium are encouraged to apply. 

Applications close Friday 23 May

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Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

ACMI and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust are calling for submissions from mid-career artists for the second iteration of the Commission. The successful artist will receive $100,000 as well as professional development support from ACMI.

Applications close Saturday 17 June
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Melbourne Art Trams

Submissions for the 2014 Melbourne Art Trams are open. Now in its second year, the public art project transforms Melbourne’s iconic trams into moving works of art. Presented by Melbourne Festival, Arts Victoria and Yarra Trams

Applications close  Sunday 1 June

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The Next Wave Festival 2014
16 April - 11 May


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