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 […]

MPavilion Consortium — Invisible Hands Make Light Work: art and unwaged labour

Next Wave, together with MPavilion, Gertrude Contemporary, West Space and RMIT Design Hub, present Consortium: a series of conversations by a coalition of partners who support emerging and experimental art and design practices in Melbourne and beyond. The first panel – including artists Anastasia Klose, Lou Hubbard and Liang Luscombe, DJ and artist Lisa Lerkenfeldt, writer and artist Aurelia Guo, […]

Emerging Curators Program open!

Are you a curator (or artist-as-curator, producer, writer, activist or other type of organiser) with an idea for a curatorial project? Applications are now open for our Emerging Curators Program, which seeks research-driven curatorial projects for development over 12 months with one of five partner organisations: Arts Project Australia, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Gertrude Contemporary, […]

Beth Caird at West Space

Text Camp Alumni Beth Rose Caird’s video essay Rules For Leaving A Small Town follows the narrative of returning home to family in upstate Maine, USA to attend the scattering of a deceased matriarchal figures ashes. Shot over two years using footage from a range of videos, Caird has intertwined narration and subtitles based on […]

Alumni at West Space Fundraiser

West Space are having their annual fundraiser this month and once again it’s a crazy good opportunity to snag a bargain artwork  from a wide selection of emerging and established Australian artists.  Including a stack of Next Wave alumni. You’ll also be supporting one of Australia’s oldest and most respected artist-led initiatives, helping raise the essential […]

5 Sept 2013 Pegboard is out

Your pre-election Pegboard is here! Packed with announcements, festivals and other distractions to help you think happy thoughts throughout the weekend. The big NW news is that we’ve selected our final 4 projects to premiere in galleries about town for the 2014 Festival – so dig in to get the scoop on our successful emerging […]

ECP Announced!

Next Wave has been running our flagship Emerging Curators’ Program with program partner Gertrude for over a decade now. This year we’ve expanded the program by getting West Space, the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Craft on board too and we’ve received a record number of applications.  Following a rigorous selection process, we’re now pleased […]

Emerging Curators: Call for Applications

Next Wave in association with four curators/curatorial collectives to work with over the next 10 months to each develop a major exhibition project for the 2014 Next Wave Festival, New Grand Narrative. Applications for Emerging Curators’ Program have now closed. Thanks to those who applied, successful applicants with be notified by 30 August 2013.