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Next Wave’s art news worth knowing about
27 March 2013

New Grand Narrative Artist Profile Ghenoa Gela

It's Party time!


Dearest Pegs

Guess what? It's party time. And not just any party. Our. Launch. Party.

That's right, after two years of gestation we're hitting the go button on this baby. And we'd like you all to bear witness.

Come down to Testing Grounds tomorrow night from 6–11pm for a night of merriment and mayhem as we officially launch our 2014 festival program New Grand Narrative. There'll be a smokin' selection of video art curated by the amazing Channels Festival as well as pop-up performances, art installations and a very, very special guest. Grab a beer, indulge in a minute makeover, then shake yo' ass at a micro dance party. And while you're at it, get your mitts on a copy of the very sexy Next Wave Festival 2014 Magazine, fresh off the press!

If you're itching to get the party started early, come down to tonight's launch of Precious Metals at Centre for Contemporary Photography. Curated by Sophie Kitson, Precious Metals is a collection of new and recent photographs by 25-year-old, Sydney-based artist, Jack Mannix, and is the very first cab off the ranks for NWF2014! Join Sophie, Jack and the Next Wave team from 6-8pm for a pre-pre-Launch drink.

Go easy though, because Friday's gonna be, well…GRAND. 

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, BLAST OFF!

Meg Hale
Artistic Program Manager
Next Wave


Next Wave News

NGN Artist Profile – Ghenoa Gela

Our final New Grand Narrative Profile features dancer Ghenoa Gela, speaking about the Torres Strait Islander stories of creation that influenced her Next Wave Festival 2014 work Winds of Woerr
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Next Wave Artists on Pozible

More NWF14 artists have jumped into our lovely Pozible Collection, and there are some pretty nice rewards on offer! With the festival just around the corner, you’ll be injecting our artists with a bit of extra coin to help make sure their projects are shit-hot.

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Next Wave Suggests


NWF 2014 Launch Party

It’s finally time to get your glad rags on and join us for a night of art, music and mayhem THIS FRIDAY at Testing Grounds...

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Precious Metals at the CCP

Our very first project for the Next Wave Festival 2014 is launching tonight! Emerging Curator Sophie Kitson presents Precious Metals, a collection of new  ...

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DSS Fantasy Light Yoga

It's Autumn Equinox and this is your last chance to practice before our gigantic Next Wave Festival 2014 Deep Soulful Sweats PEAKS OF PHANTASM!

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Next Wave is Reading

Jay Z & Drake's Art-Collecting Tête-à-Tête
via Alex Sadka

Voices in Time: On India and modernity
via Daniel Santangeli


Reaching my Autistic Son Through Disney
via Emily Sexton

A Tribute to Adrian Howells by Andy Field
via Nicole Smith


Everything Else

NWF14 x ACMI Intermix Festival Correspondents

ACMI is on the lookout for festival correspondents aged 15-20 to produce, shoot and edit a video portrait of Next Wave Festival 2014. Supported by ACMI and Next Wave, participants will work to complete this process from start to finish, including planning, shooting and editing. Register for the briefing session on 3 April by emailing

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Crack Theatre Festival Artist Call Out

Crack Theatre are looking for unique contemporary performance works that span various artistic practices, engage with audiences and the wider artistic community. Seeking to reactivate and revitalise forgotten parts of Newcastle, Crack is especially interested in work that has an interest in activating these private spaces.

Applications close Monday 7 April 2014

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Proximity Festival 2014 Call Out 

As of this Sat, applications will be open for Proximity Festival 2014, Australia’s only one-on-one performance festival. Held at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Perth, practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for participatory new work. There are no limitations on ideas but for one rule – the experience is for one artist and one audience member at a time.

Applications close Friday 2 May 2014

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The Seed Fund 2014 

Applications for the Seed Fund 2014 are now open, offering support via three grant categories and two music-specific initiatives. The Fund supports emerging musicians, artists and arts workers from various backgrounds to establish professional practice.

Applications close Monday 5 May 2014

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Next Wave Festival 2014 is 16 April - 11 May


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