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Next Wave Festival 2018

The new generation in Australian art.

The biennial Next Wave Festival provides a platform for emerging artists taking creative risks, with a program committed to diversity, sustainability and inclusion.

Next Wave Collective is a two-year program, where an intimate group of supporters experience Next Wave's unique festival cycle from the inside.

Next Wave is the most comprehensive platform in Australia for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. Next Wave produces unparalleled learning programs and a biennial festival, which reflect a commitment to social and cultural diversity, environmental sustainability and inclusion.

Next Wave Festival 2018

Festival Opening Party
Presented by Archie Rose

3 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute

3-20 May
Next Wave Nights
Presented by Mountain Goat

3-20 May
Crunch Time

3-12 May
House of Vnholy

3-8 May, Main Theatre, Darebin Arts Centre
Sancintya Mohini Simpson

3-20 May
Daydreamer Wolf
Elyas Alavi

3-20 May
Not Good Place
Josh Muir, Adam Ridgeway

3-20 May, Blak Dot Gallery and Testing Grounds
tracing transcendence
Shireen Taweel

4 May ' 16 June, The SUBSTATION
Endless Romantica
Field Theory

5-6 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute
On the Border of Things (Part Two)
James Nguyen, Nguyen Cong Ai

4-20 May, Various
Deep Water Dream Girl
Athena Thebus

5-20 May, Testing Grounds
Amelia Winata

5-20 May, Emely Baker Building, Edinburgh Gardens
Sezzo Snot, Makeda Zucco

6 May, The Tote Hotel
Embittered Swish

8-13 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute
M/other Land
Roberta Rich

8-12 May, Arts House
Lifestyle of the Richard and Family
Harriet Gillies

8-13 May, The Stables, Meat Market
Victorian Theatre Forum 2018

9 May, Arts Centre Melbourne
I am a…
Luke Duncan King

9 May ' 12 June, Bus Projects
Baby Cake
Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez, Kerensa Diball

9-13 May, Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall
Black Birds

9-12 May, Arts House
Selina Thompson

9-12 May, Arts House
Lady Example
Slown, Smallened & Son

9-13 May, The SUBSTATION
Wild Tongue Vol. 2 ' How Should an Artist Be?
Timmah Ball, Azja Kulpińska

9-19 May, Southbank Library at Boyd Community Hub
Bureau of Meteoranxiety
Olivia Tartaglia, Alex Tate

10-19 May, BLINDSIDE
Jupiter Orbiting
Joshua Pether

10-13 May, Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall
Canine Choreography
Danielle Reynolds

11-12 May, Testing Grounds
Great Movements of Feeling
Zara Sigglekow

11 May - 16 June, Gertrude Contemporary
Kickstart Helix Information Sessions

12 & 19 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute and Testing Grounds
SANKOFA the love vibration
Sista Zai Zanda

12 May, Arts House
Zak Pidd, Charles Purcell

16-20 May, The SUBSTATION
Future City Inflatable
Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward

16-20 May, Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Taree Sansbury

16-20 May, Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall
Shimmer of the Numinous
Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Jen Ritchie-Jones

16-19 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Intestine in my eye
Rosie Isaac

16-18 May, The Supreme Court Library Precinct
Athena Thebus

19 May, Testing Grounds
Caroline Garcia, Lucreccia Quintanilla

20 May, Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Acknowledgement Of Country
Next Wave is grateful to the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation on whose unceded country our festival takes place. We extend our deepest respects to all Elders: past, present and emerging. For 60,000 years, generations of Kulin peoples have carried a cultural and creative continuum which is intimately connected to the people, lands and waters of Melbourne. It is with this spirit we gather to dance, talk, sing, write, share and celebrate in this place that always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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