Alumni for The Unconformity

The Unconformity (formerly Queenstown Heritage & Arts Festival) is an arts festival inspired by a rare geological unconformity and the remarkable cultural paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community in Tasmania’s wild West Coast. Check out the work by Next Wave alumni, including: Pip Stafford (2008, 2016) in Flux, transforming an old limestone quarry into a meeting […]

Alumni for Site is Set

Field Theory’s annual site-responsive performance festival is back! Site Is Set 2016 will see durational performance in the Queen Victoria Market, unusual tours at the NGV, one-on-one readings and more, featuring a host of Next Wave alumni. Together, Field Theory (featuring Martyn Coutts [2004, 2006], Mish Grigor [2008, 2010], Jason Maling [2008], Lara Thoms [2006, 2008], Jackson Castiglione [2010] […]

Alumni for Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab

From elaborate and evocative installations to ethereal moments of human connection and release, this suite of temporary new works will reinterpret the Queen Victoria Market; probing its Indigenous, mercantile, migratory and colonial past, while sharing its secrets and celebrating its stories. Featured Next Wave alumni include: Field Theory (featuring Martyn Coutts [2004, 2006], Mish Grigor [2008, […]

Alumni for Liveworks

Performance Spaces’s Liveworks program – which runs 27 October to 6 November at Carriageworks – is brimming with free and ticketed performances, workshops, conversations and interventions, featuring a remount of Pony Express’ Ecosexual Bathhouse, and works by alumni Mish Grigor, Liesel Zink, Benjamin Forster and Jo Lloyd. Pony Express fire up their Ecosexual Bathhouse again, bringing their hit Next Wave Festival 2016 work to Sydney […]

Lorna Munro and Mish Grigor for Soapbox

Performance Space’s Soapbox is presented as part of the 2015 Surry Hills Festival and is a celebration of the performative possibilities of public oratory. Using the ‘speakers corner’ as a starting point, four artists will experiment with public address – testing its limits to tackle contemporary issues with verve and panache. This public display of common concerns will […]

Alumni at Slipstream Festival

This August, Brisbane’s Metro Arts presents Slipstream, a festival of time-based art. With a focus on process and experimentation, Slipstream enters exciting new territories where the boundaries between artists and audiences, performance and visual art, the present and the future blur and disappear. Next Wave alumni on the bill include: Liesel Zink (Next Wave Festival 2012) […]

Arts House Season One Picks

So Arts House have announced the first half of their 2015 season and its a tasty smorgasbord of artforms, events and talks, featuring 8 world premieres and 3 Victorian premieres. The program also incorporates the dance and choreography summit Dance Massive as well as an Indigenous Choreographers Residency and and an international exchange program. Of course there’s a […]

Alumni for MWF

Melbourne Writers Festival is just around the corner and THE RABBLE, their 2014 Theatre Company in Residence, are cooking up an inspired evening of poetry, angst, death and fun in DEATHLY/ DEATH/ DEAD. THE RABBLE (Kate Davis and alumna Emma Valente) have asked performance makers to reinvent poems that have been typically ghettoised as ‘angsty’. The result: […]

Pegboard 13 Feb is out!

The Festival edges ever closer and we just keep getting busier! A cracker Pegboard this week with all the gossip on JUMP, more chances to work with Next Wave, heaps of suggests, opps and readings, as well as the chance to submit your Next Wave Memories! Get into it here!

NW picks at FOLA

Hola FOLA! The Festival of Live Art hits Melbourne in March, with 17 category-busting days of performances, experiences and happenings. The program is cracking with NW alumni,from intimate one-on-ones to dazzling show-biz spectacles. Check out our picks below, happening all over Melbourne from the 14 – 30 March. Amy Spiers (NWF 2008) and staff alumni Ashley Dyer […]

Sydney Festival Picks

We’re gearing up for summer, which means parties, sunshine and one giant rubber duck… That’s right, it’s Sydney Festival time again! Transforming the bay-side city with three weeks of high quality programming. Packed with summer fun and artistic delights, Sydney Festival will host a heap of local and international artists, including a number of Next Wave alumni. […]