Next Wave X artist Bruno Booth (co-commissioned by Perth Institute of Contemporary Art PICA) sits in a room in front of wooden doors. He is wearing a blue and white top and gestures to someone out of frame. Photo by Ella Sowinska.

Next Wave X co-commission artist announced

Next Wave has partnered with nine organisations across Australia to commission new work for Next Wave Festival 2020. Next Wave X provides artists with national support to develop and present ambitious new work through increased funding, residency space, expert mentorship and multiple presentation opportunities.

This unique co-commissioning initiative, now in its second year, provides artists with resources and support to present on a national stage, without creative compromise. In 2018, Next Wave X artists successfully toured their works nationally and internationally after Next Wave Festival.

In 2019, Next Wave will partner with the following organisations to support selected artists:

Campbelltown Arts Centre — Moreblessing Maturure (NSW)
Liquid Architecture — Rachel Meyers (TAS) — Marcus Whale (NSW)
Punctum Inc. — Daz Chandler (NSW)
PACT Centre for Emerging Artists — Black Birds (NSW)
Metro Arts — Warraba Weatherall (QLD)
Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival — Libby Harward (QLD)
PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art) — Bruno Booth (WA)
Salamanca Arts Centre (SITUATE Art in Festivals) —  Alex Last (TAS)
Vitalstatistix —  Ben Brooker and Kate Power (SA)
ACE Open — Fine Print Magazine (SA)