Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemardjo and Shivanjani Lal in NEON

For Next Wave’s Kickstart 2015 program, Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemardjo and Shivanjani Lal are creating a portable installation-performance in the shape of three distinct ‘homes’, custom-built to their cultural backgrounds: Chinese-Indonesian, Fijian-Indian, Anglo-Australian-Javanese. Yes Way, We Made Australia Home is a gentle reproach to the Australian Government’s Operation Sovereign Border’s slogan, No Way, You Will Not […]

What Makes Good Art? Kickstart Intensive 1, 2015

During the first Kickstart intensive, we asked our friends and guests Made in China (Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki), Next Wave Associate Producer Daniel Santangeli and artists Angela Goh and Hannah Bronte Cooper-McCoy – ‘what makes good art’? Over dinner, each thoughtful contribution added depth, complexity and fire to energetic and passionate conversations about audiences, […]

Rafaella McDonald at SAM

Over the last few weeks, Kickstarter Rafaella McDonald has been hanging out at the Shepparton Art Museum, or SAM for short. She’s been hard at work designing and painting the exhibition space for benwell/halpern, a new exhibition featuring the work of celebrated 1990’s ceramicists Stephen Benwell and Deborah Halpern. Raf’s integrated design responds to Benwell and Halpern’s visual lexicon, whilst also […]

Kickstart 2015 Announced!

We are super pumped to introduce you to the 14 artists and collectives who now make up Kickstart 2015. You can head to their individual artist profiles below, or see them all in full blazing colour over on our Artist Hub. A huge congratulations to all, we are damn excited to be working with you. […]

Kickstart 2015 Briefings

Kickstart Briefings are open sessions where you can learn more about the program and fire off any questions. We’ll be holding briefings in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and online, hosted by our Artistic Director, Georgie Meagher and Artistic Program Manager, Meg Hale. If you can’t make it to any of the dates below, never fear. The artistic team […]

Kickstart 2015 Applications open!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for… Applications for Kickstart 2015 are now open! Kickstart is Next Wave’s flagship development program. It’s money, time and space for young artists to develop ambitious projects – to think bigger than they ever have before. It’s for artists who are excited by talking and thinking with other artists, […]