Zita Whalley at Big West Festival

Those vulgar and irreverent puppets are bringing their gratuitously violent and comic sensibility to Big West Festival this year. Snuff Puppets, featuring 2006 Next Wave alumni Zita Whalley, present Snuff Party the Third, the top puppet party place in town. A night of artistic trickery, coupled with devious shock-jock entertainment, tackles all that is taboo.  This is a […]

Speak Percussion in Big West Festival

Music, theatre and politics intersect in Common Ground, the latest collaboration between Speak Percussion, featuring current Next Wave artist Matthias Schack-Arnott, and Brisbane’s Topology. As part of Big West Festival, these music powerhouses explore themes from the Cuban Missile Crisis and Australiana through to club culture. All the works in the program are either composed by the […]

PUBLIC at Big West Festival

PUBLIC is a new site-specific performance work by Tamara Saulwick,  in collaboration with NWF alumni and current board member Martyn Coutts, for Big West Festival. Set amongst the comings and goings of the Highpoint food-court, PUBLIC is a playful riff on our need be with others and our desire to be alone, pushing at the boundaries […]

NW at Big West

It’s time again for the Big West Festival which takes over Melbourne’s western suburbs with 10 days of cutting edge, multi-cultural and multi-artform works. A slew of NW alumni are participating in projects alongside an amazing FREE program, activating public spaces with works with, for and by the people of Melbourne’s inner west. Tamara Saulwick’s PUBLIC,  in collaboration with […]