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 […]

NW artists at Margaret Lawrence

NW artists Marcin Wojcik and Matthias Schack-Arnott feature as collaborators on Drew Pettifer’s immersive 3-channel video installation Mapping the interior: In search of an inland sea,  opening tonight at VCA’s Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Inspired by colonial explorer Charles Sturt’s ill-fated search for an inland-sea in Central Australia – four young men lug whaleboats through the […]

Melbourne Festival Picks

We’re gearing up for a huge Melbourne Festival at NW HQ with heaps of Wavers past and present involved in shows we’re excited to catch! NW alumnus Max Delany curates Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, a tribute to  a hundred years of ready made art. Bringing together works by over 50 artists – from Duchamp […]

Speak Percussion at Melbourne Festival

Speak Percussion make their Melbourne Festival debut this October! For more than a decade, these musical innovators, including NWF 2014 artist Matthias Schack-Arnott, have been exploring the outer limits of sonic endeavour. Now, with The Black of the Star, they find themselves at the edge of all known sound. The Black of the Star (Le Noir […]

Pegboard 16 May is out!

Our latest Pegboard is out with some very special news, we’ve selected 6 amazing projects to be a part of the 2014 Festival! There’s also some great shows to see, Kickstart artists and alumni doing their thing, opportunities for artists and just a little bit of Bowie. Get all the goss here!

Festival Artists Announced

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the six new Festival artists recently selected by our unique response to our Festival theme and a sense of adventure, sensitivity and inquisitiveness that we adore.  We can’t wait to share their projects with you.  And in the mean time, learn a little more about each of them here: Jackson […]