Next Wave x Expression Of Interest Call Out

This opportunity has now expired. Successful applicants will be notified by late August 2017. Good luck to those who applied!  Next Wave invites expressions of interest from Australia’s emerging artists & curators who wish to be a part of our exciting new national co-commission project. ‘Next Wave x’. Seven (7) ambitious projects by early career practitioners will be developed through the project, for presentation […]

Ecosexual Bathhouse at PICA

Perth-based artist collective Pony Express offer up an immersive cave of wonder with a variety of eco-erotic experiences. Experiment with pollination, unwind in the sauna or be guided by a bathhouse regular toward your own organic awakening. Catering to all – from the mildly bio-curious to the environmentally experienced – this is an invitation to […]

Alumni for ‘Radical Ecologies’

Pony Express (2016) are set to heat up Perth with their ecosexual sauna in PICA’s major group exhibition, Radical Ecologies: a sensory invitation to question our complex relationships with our own bodies, each other and the natural world. Featuring new work by Western Australian artists practicing at the sharpest edge of contemporary practice including fellow alumni Katie […]

Reko Rennie and Abdul Abdullah in PICA Salon 2015

PICA Salon 2015: Epic Narratives is a curated selection of responses to our over-saturated digital age by artists who seek to carve out ‘experiences’ and connect with others and the natural world in meaningful ways. Featuring Blak Wave contributor Reko Rennie and Next Wave alumnus Abdul Abdullah (Next Wave Festival 2014) PICA Salon 2015 explores recent artistic […]


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 […]

George Egerton-Warburton at PICA

Currently showing at PICA is Administration is Just Oulipian Poetry, a new solo exhibition by NW alumnus George Egerton-Warburton (NWF 2010, 2012). In a large architectural intervention presents carved pieces of the gallery walls will be suspended from a sprawling mobile, to reveal the city beyond the gallery. A visual and olfactory installation will complete this setup, forming a sensorially charged, contemplative […]