Kickstart Helix artists announced!

We are super excited to announce our Kickstart Helix 2017 artists, writers, curators and producers.

These 17 artists and collectives are part of the new generation in Australian art. From printmakers, curators, installation artists and zine makers, through to practitioners working in Islamic decorative arts, queer performance and radical alter-egos, the selected participants represent a diverse cross section of identities, abilities and artistic practices operating in Australia today.

Make a note of these names – you’re going to be hearing a lot more from them, both now and into the future!

Embittered Swish (VIC/NSW)
Rosie Isaac (VIC)
Luke Duncan King (VIC)
Azja Kulpińska and Timmah Ball (VIC)
Lady Producer Gang (ACT)
Josh Muir and Adam Ridgeway (VIC)
Zachary Pidd and Charles Purcell (VIC)
Danielle Reynolds (VIC)
Harrison Ritchie-Jones (VIC)
Taree Sansbury (NSW)
Zara Sigglekow (VIC)
Sancintya Simpson (QLD)
Brendan Snow (NT)
Rhen Soggee (SA)
Alex Tate and Olivia Tartaglia (WA)
Shireen Taweel (NSW)
Athena Thebus (NSW)

We can’t wait to get started on creating Next Wave Festival 2018 with these brilliant people.

Kickstart Helix is our fresh new learning program designed to support emerging and early career artists, curators, producers and writers from across Australia. This year-long program combines professional skills development with creative discussion and critical feedback through a series of residencies, workshops, showings and events, together with self-directed learning and ongoing staff support. Read more about it here.