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thursday27 September 2012

Greetings from Sydney,

Emily and I are in sunny NSW as part of our Kickstart tour of duty, coming soon to a town near you. Next up: Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth and Tassie – if you’ve got something on the boil for Kickstart be sure to get in touch when we’re in your hood, we’d love to meet with you! Closer to home, I’ll be talking about Kickstart at RMIT’s First Site Gallery this Monday at midday. And if you’re somewhere remote not to worry, we’ll be posting footage of our Melbourne briefing on our website shortly; that way no one misses out!

In other news, NW alumni Malcolm Whitaker and Michaela Gleave have shows on this weekend, read on for all the details..

OK, time to head to Carriageworks (thanks for having us!) to meet with a whole bunch of brill Sydney artists. So let me leave you with this week’s highlight of the internets, an apt post in light of the Jill Meagher tragedy, Jarred Robb asks what can we do now?

Until next time,


Serena Bentley
Artistic Program Manager, Next Wave

Image: Emily and Serena prancing around Carriageworks

Next Wave News

adelaide here we come!

Adelaidians you're up! Next week we're continuing on our whirlwind Kickstart tour and we're coming to you. If you're a young and emerging artist living in Adelaide and you haven't made a meeting to talk to us, what are you waiting for?


Serena at rmit

Next week Serena is talking all things Kickstart at the RMIT Professional Development Opportunities Seminar for both undergraduate and post-graduate RMIT students across all disciplines in the arts.


Emily at the Edge of the World

In October our AD Emily will be joining the panel of Melbourne Cultural Commentators at the Wheeler Centre as part of their A Question of Identity series, which over three nights will seek to answer questions such as “What does it mean to be Australian today?” and “Is being Australian important to the art we produce, or promote?”


Everything Else

Malcolm Whittaker’s best friend


Prompted by the loss of his family’s long-time pet dog, Winnie, NW alumnus Malcolm Whittaker’s (Team MESS) new performance work, My Best Friend, explores the space that is left behind when our beloved canine pals pass on...

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Image: Malcolm Whittaker's furry friend Winnie

Michaela Gleave at MOP Projects


The group show Photo-Sculpture pictures, objects and paradox is now exhibiting at Sydney’s MOP Projects, featuring NW alumnus Michaela Gleave, along with Criena Court, Gemma Messih, Super Kaleidoscope (Kim Fasher & Sarah Mosca) and Marian Tubbs...

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Image: Gemma Messih Photo: Sarah Mosca

Next Wave Is Reading

What Breaking Bad owes to The Shining by Margaret Lyons

via Paul Gurney

Jesus, I’m married! by Mark Morford

via Nicole Smith

The New World by Frank Jacobs and Parag Khanna

via Emily Sexton

From Russia with Love is not unsophisticated you are by Matt Zoller Seitz

via Emily Sexton

Paul Graham on loving what you do

via Harry Lee at Freeplay’s “More than just studios...” session on Sunday
Next Wave News

Slow Clap Giveaway

Having just returned from smashing the Edinburgh Fringe, Vachel Spirason and Steph Brotchie (Slow Clap) return home with 'TRUTH' - the acclaimed physical/character/dance comedy that Sold Out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, was nominated for Best Comedy at this year's Adelaide Fringe and was Highly Commended for the 2012 John Chataway Innovation Award. For your chance to win a double pass to see Truth on Sunday the 30th September, please email your name and number to with the subject line 'Next Wave Truth Comp'.

28th Sept - 5th Oct (not 1st)
Lithuanian Club, 45-50 Errol Street, North Melbourne

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hail giveaway

2012’s Hail marks acclaimed Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s dramatic feature film debut. Both epic love story and autobiography, Hail is the culmination of six years of collaboration between Amiel and lead actor Daniel P Jones, a former prisoner with a poet’s view of the world. The film focuses on the relationship between Daniel and his real life partner, Leanne Letch, following his release from prison. The film has already received critical praise, debuting at the 2011 Venice Film Festival where it was the first Australian feature to be selected for ten years. Hail will be released nationally for a limited season on October 25, 2012 through Madman. We’ve got 5 double passes to give away for the October 18th screening of Hail at Cinema Nova, email for your chance to win!

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Portable Curators Conference Discount

Portable’s Curators Conference is a one day event featuring the leading creators of culture and business across film, fashion, design, publishing and more. Presented as an intimate and open conversation, they will draw together creative areas that intersect with modern culture, to share strategies and encourage conversation and ideas. Portable are offering a 15% discount to Pegboard readers which can be redeemed by entering the promotion code ‘NEXTWAVE’ at the checkout.

Tuesday 2 October
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy

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SEVENTH call for proposals

Our friends at SEVENTH are accepting proposals for Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Project Space, The Night Screen and Workers Window. They are looking for a more open-ended, less static approach to exhibitions and events. They encourage: collaborative dialogue, interaction, performance, workshops, projects that evolve during their time at SEVENTH. Proposals from curators and arts collectives are also encouraged, as are site-specific projects. They also want to continue to show solo exhibitions, and of course, if you have a really good idea that you feel exists outside these particular parameters, tell them all about it!

Applications due Friday 12 October 2012

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JUMP applications now open!

As we announced in the last edition of Pegboard we are super proud to have been selected to partner with the Australia Council to deliver the Jump Mentoring Program in 2013! Jump start your career, individuals can apply for up to $10,000 and groups can apply for up to $20,000. Applications are open until October 12, head over to the JUMP website to read all about it.

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