MAXIMUM at PICA

Get ready to sweat when alumna Natalie Abbott performs MAXIMUM (Next Wave Festival 2014) at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Two highly trained performers, a female contemporary dancer and a male bodybuilder, combine forces in a compelling and impossibly physical feat of strength and stamina. Challenging the limits of the body, the two performers move in sync continuously with […]

Next Wave represents in this year’s Green Room Award nominations

Congratulations to all the Next Wave artists past and present who received nominations for the 2014 Green Room Awards! Next Wave Festival 2014 projects have taken 4 for 4 in the Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist category. We wish you could all win! Best of luck to Shian Law (Personal Mythologies), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Fluvial), Dylan Sheridan (Terminal) and […]

Brooke Babington

Brooke Babington is an independent curator, artist and writer based in Melbourne. In 2012, Brooke was the recipient of the NAVA Curator Mentorship Grant for which she was mentored by Director Melissa Loughnan to curate Navel-gazing, Utopian Slumps, 2013. More recently she has worked collaboratively with Melissa to curate Between being and doing, Utopian Slumps, […]

New Grand Narrative Profile: Golden Solution

Our latest New Grand Narrative Profile features Brisbane-based collective Golden Solution, who use home-made mechanical installations, alcohol and house music to examine notions of compliance, collective morality and surveillance. For their Next Wave Festival 2014 project Altertruism, Andrew McLellan, Michael Candy and Kiah Reading present a series of social experiments; including a thumping night of club […]

New Grand Narrative Profile: Brienna Macnish

Next up in our New Grand Narrative Profile series is theatre maker Brienna Macnish. Here, Brienna unpacks the experiences of ageing Australians in her intimate, one-on-one audio theatre work  HOME. Over 18 months and countless cups of tea, Brienna has interviewed a range of ageing Melbournians to hear their stories and ask the unspoken questions: what it is […]

New Heroes

Company New Heroes was founded in Amsterdam in 2008 by Wouter Goedheer, Bas Van Rijnsoever and Lucas De Man and is now a network of creators who develop art projects and urban actions for public space.

Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury lives and works between London and Beirut. She creates immersive installations and challenging performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Her work has toured around the world and won multiple awards. It has been shown in spaces ranging from the British Museum to a cable car, a fisherman’s boat and […]

Too Many Weapons and Sipat Lawin Ensemble

Too Many Weapons are a Melbourne based ensemble made up of four writers, Sam Burns-Warr, David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley and Jordan Prosser. Interested in new approaches to performance texts, they are exploring interactive, immersive and documentary forms and making works that weave together existing and found texts with new writing, video and audio. Since 2012, […]

Claudio Tocco at RMIT

A diverse bunch of emerging sound artists and musicians exhibit tonight at the RMIT Sound Art Grad Show, Subcarrier. Examining the possibilities of sound for artistic purpose,  the subtle to the visceral, these beats cover the widest possible context. Featuring current Next Wave collaborator Claudio Tocco (I’m Trying to Kiss You‘s Madonna Arms and James Welsby‘s HEX) and […]

Liang Luscombe

Liang Luscombe completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours (Visual) from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Non in Casa, 157 Blyth St, Melbourne, 2013; Bauhaus Fisher Price, TCB art inc., Melbourne, 2012; String Strung Out, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include: No fond return of […]