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Next Wave Collective 2014  art walk talks to bomb collective at the State Library.



Howdy Pegs,

Winter is coming and the real question is: do the GoT writers have the balls to kill off Peter Dinklage? Let’s hope not.

Ahh the Festival aftermath. Time for watching HBO, drinking wine, planning holidays, repairing severed relationships… But enough about me, this Pegboard brings YOU plenty to see, hear and do.

You might remember the team of white-overall-donning artists scrubbing the steps of the State Library for NWF 2014? Well they’ll be exhibiting their excavated grime and dust at BUS this month, while up the road fellow Festival artist Phuong Ngo has a new show at CCP. Read on for other OUTs with NWF 2014 artists Esther Stewart and Steaphan Paton.
For those of you who hit snooze and didn’t make it to our NWF 2014 Breakfast Club series, you’re in luck! We’ve podcasted those bad boys and you can listen to them right here. We’re also cooking up a cozy Next Wave Collective-exclusive Breakfast Club event for next month. So now is the time to pledge or renew your Next Wave Collective support (end of financial year and all that) – do it!
Also, are you our next Artistic Director? Applications are due next Friday so pen to pads people.. err fingers to keyboards?
Stay warm cats.
Valar Morghulis,
Marketing & Development Manager


Next Wave News

Love Next Wave? Come Closer!

Plegde or renew your support with the Next Wave Collective! Over the rest of this year we’ll be hosting exclusive Next Wave Collective events, including a very special Breakfast Club in July, at a secret CBD location. In fact, right now is the best time because your donation could be tax deductible (EOFY! Woo!) You are the ones creating the next Next Wave. 

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Be our new Artistic Director

There's just over a week left to apply to be Next Wave's next Artistic Director! For three decades we have shaped the Australian arts landscape through imagination, bold ideas and an obsession with the new.  For an artistic visionary who is creative, strategic and entrepreneurial, this is your dream job.

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Next Wave Podcast Series

From Blak Wave to Breakfast Club, the NWF14 free talks program covered everything from sexism to chaos, rebellion and climate change. If you missed  it – never fear! We’ve distilled  the very best bits down to digestable chunks for your listening pleasure. All recorded live at Melbourne’s The Wheeler Centre as part of Next Wave Festival 2014.

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Survey Winner Announced!

We send out a huge thank you to all those who took the time to give your perspective and fill in our 2014 Festival Survey. We truly appreciate your voices and your desire to help us make the next Next Wave Festival even better! A big congratulations to Graham Coffey who will enjoy 2 nights at Art Series Hotel on us!


Next Wave Suggests


bomb collective at BUS Projects

During NWF14, bomb collective worked in shifts to clean the steps of the State Library in an 88 hour durational performance. Now at BUS, they present a catalogue of dust and...

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Esther Stewart at Roslyn Oxley9

Up in Sydney, Festival alumna Esther Stewart presents new work alongside a group of artists who re-work existing cultural, commodity & art historic forms for Never-Never ...

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Phuong Ngo at CCP

Alumnus Phuong Ngo  joins five other early career artists at CPP  for The Sievers Project, an exhibition responding to the work of renowned Australian photographer ...

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Steaphan Paton at LRG

Previously on display at the Melbourne Museum Bunjilaka Centre, 2014 artist Steaphan Paton takes his  Boorun's Canoe project to the Latrobe Regional Gallery...

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Next Wave is Reading

The American Economy: Who Gets Rewarded?
via Erica McCalman

Why Drawing Needs To Be A Curriculum Essential
via Nicole Smith


Leadership: An Ensemble Performance
via Emily Sexton

The Art of Screenwriting No. 4 Matthew Weiner
via Alex Sadka


Everything Else

Carriageworks seeks Resident Arts Companies

Carriageworks is seeking Expressions of Interest for a Resident Arts Company. As a resident company you will be provided with subsidised office accommodation and the opportunity to partner with Carriageworks in the development and presentation of new Australian work. A range of office and production space is available to ambitious organisations. Respondents must undertake a site visit to discuss space requirements prior to the EOI submission.

Applications close Friday 13 June

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Dance Massive seeks Project Coordinator

Dance Massive is a biennial festival programming contemporary Australian dance works across a number of venues in Melbourne including Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre. Dance Massive is seeking a Project Coordinator to develop and implement several key project plans crucial to the delivery of the festival in March 2015.

Applications close Sunday 15 June

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Metro Arts Call for Proposals
Metro Arts are calling for proposals to develop and present new visual and performance works as part of the 2015 program. Early career, established and senior practitioners from Australia and overseas are encouraged to apply; ready to engage with the organisation as a site to experiment with their practice. From single night creative experiments to year-long residencies, the program is flexible and responsive to various development and presentation possibilities.

Applications close Friday 20 June

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Speak Percussion at Sydney Myer Music Bowl

This coming August, Speak Percussion & Arts Centre Melbourne present new electro-acoustic performance work Transducer at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. A collaboration with new media artist Robin Fox, Transducer presents kinetic sculptures and unorthodox modes of transduction to form the musical material of conceptual Australian work. Speak Percussion are offering Next Wave audiences presale tickets to Transducer from 6 – 10 June. 

Visit the website here and use the code PERCUSSION to purchase tickets. 


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