Next Wave at Open Spaces Book and Zine Fair

Abbotsford Convent is throwing open its doors in a celebration of live music, visual art, contemporary dance, literature and food, showcasing the best of the Convent’s onsite talent as well as the wider arts community. Next Wave is participating in the Open Spaces Book and Zine Fair, selling Blak Wave (at the special market price of $20!) as […]

From BLAK WAVE: ‘Answering A Question With A Question’ by Steaphan Paton

To celebrate NAIDOC Week (5-12 July 2015), we’re thrilled to publish Steaphan Paton’s full text from 2014’s Blak Wave publication online. The landmark publication features eighteen pieces exploring the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists though rich, strong, diverse and inspiring responses. Blak Wave is still on sale! Get your copy for $25+shipping by […]

Colin Kinchela in Coranderrk

NWF14 artist Colin Kinchela joins the cast of Ilbijerri Theatre‘s Coranderrk alongside some of Australia’s best actors, including Coranderrk descendant and Blak Wave contributor Jack Charles. Playing at the Northcote Town Hall, Coranderrk tells the story of a group of men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve who went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board, aiming to hold on […]

NAIDOC WEEK: Big Yam Dreaming

The late Aboriginal artist Emily Kam Kngwarray’s monumental artwork Big Yam Dreaming represents a central aspect of Utopia community cultural heritage. Kngwarray’s country, Alhalker, is an important Anwerlarr (Pencil Yam) Dreaming site, the staple from which she takes her bush name, Kam (yam seed). Hosted by Wheeler Centre Director Michael Williams, panelists – including Blak Wave contributor […]

Next Wave Podcasts

The 2014 Festival was full of exciting conversations, new provocations and stories from new perspectives. From our keynote initiative Blak Wave, to our highly popular Breakfast Club series at the Wheeler Centre; our free talks program covered everything from sexism, conservatism and critical theory to chaos, rebellion and climate change. If you missed out on any of it – never […]