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18 April 2012
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Image: Que Minh Luu & Raghav Handa Kickstart Intensive 2 Photo: Damien Vincenzi

Hello there Next Wave friends!

I’m Erica McCalman one of the new Associate Producers.  I’m super excited to be here and looking forward to working with many amazing people. I have returned to Melbourne after living in Sydney for three years where I was blessed to work with Performance Space, Sydney Festival, Performing Lines, Blackfella Films and Gadigal Information Services on many exciting projects.

We have just finished our second Kickstart intensive weekend where our Kickstarters had the opportunity to meet and learn from visual artist Tony Albert, workshop their projects, get behind the scenes with the creative team for School Dance and even experience what it might be like to be on a grant committee.

You can get a sneak peek at some of their talents this month, with Phuong Ngo , Oscar Perry, I'm Trying to Kiss You and Giselle Stanborough all presenting exhibitions and performances. Read on for all the details!

See you in the foyers,

Erica McCalman
Associate Producer 

Next Wave News

Goodbye CSIRAC at SmartBar

Festival alumna Zoe Meagher plugs in at Melbourne Museum’s May Smartbar, Retro Futurism, remounting her 2012 festival work, Goodbye, CSIRAC. Past and future... 

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Ash Keating Wins Guiguis New Art Prize

The Guirguis New Art Prize is a new national acquisitive contemporary art prize which presents a selection of works that explore and embrace new ways of artistic ... 

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Blindscape on Tour

Look out west coast! 2012 NWF alum Skye Gellman is touring his Green Room Award nominated work Blindscape over the next two months. In May he’ll be hanging out in... 

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Physical Fractals at PACT

Alumna Natalie Abbott is remounting her 2012 NWF work PHYSICAL FRACTALS as part of PACT Theatre’s Month of Dance , a program of intriguing and mesmerising works by the next gen of Australian...

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Next Wave Suggests
article image first Elizabeth Willing at Boxcopy

Forcing me to resist my temptation for food-puns, 2012 NW Fresh Produce alumna Elizabeth Willing examines the collective experience of gastronomy in her new show at Boxcopy, Leaving the Table...

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article image second Michelle Sakaris at Kinross House

Alongside several other contemporary Victorian artists, 2012 NWF alumna Michelle Sakaris exhibits as a part of Blake Resonances at Kinross House...

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article image second Giselle Stanborough at Polar

Nestled between the zeros and ones of the lush Internet landscape is Polar, a new online exhibition space providing a platform for works that use the Net as a tool for artistic enquiry. 2013 Kickstart ....

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article image second Oscar Perry at Westspace

Opening tonight, Kickstarter Oscar Perry's exhibtion Home Honey I'm High explores Zui Quan, a category of techniques, forms and fighting philosophy that appear to imitate drunkard’s movements...

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Everything Else

SmartBar Giveaway

Thanks to Melbourne Museum we have 5 x double passes to give away to the next SmartBar, Retro Futurism, on Thursday 2 May from 6pm. Exploring vintage machines, retro technologies, the future of 3D and the origins of electronic music.

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VCA – Pathways

Our Program Coordinator Daniel Santangeli is speaking as a part of Pathways, VCA & MCM’s professional development symposium for emerging artists this weekend. The program hosts a number of established artists, arts organisations and industry professionals for 2 days of panel discussions and workshops.

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John Fries Memorial Prize 

The John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000. The annual prize is open to artists resident in Australia and New Zealand who are not enrolled as a student and whose work is not represented in the collection of an Australian state, territory or national public art gallery.

Applications close 6 May

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Melbourne Fringe Producer Mentorship

Melbourne Fringe and the Arts Centre Melbourne have launched a new program to support producers presenting work in the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The program is open to emerging and established producers, as well as producers already working towards this year’s Festival 

Applications close 24 May

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Big West Maternity Leave GM position

Big West Festival are seeking an experienced, efficient and enthusiastic General Manager (Maternity Leave Replacement – 13 month contract, starting late June) to oversee and implement the administrative, financial and legal structures and marketing strategies for the Festival.

Applications close 22 April 2013

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The Substation – Get it On

The Substation has launched a new supported performance program Get it On alongside the Melbourne Fringe. The program will provide venue support in the development and presentation stage of up to 4 works at The Substation as part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Applications close 1 May 

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Firstdraft Artist Callout

Firstdraft Gallery in Surrey Hills is seeking exhibition proposals from individuals and groups, artists and curators for 3 week exhibitions in all 4 gallery spaces.

Applications close 10 May 

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Arts House EOI’s

Arts House are seeking expression of interest to present or develop work as part of their 2014 Season 1. This includes both financial and in-kind venue and marketing support at any of the Arts House venues – North Melbourne Town Hall, Warehouse and Meat Market.

Applications close 31 May 

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Next Wave is Reading

Notes on Theatre Notes by Alison Croggon
via Nicole Smith 

Why it Sucks to be Tim Sanford (previous knowledge of Tim Sanford not essential)
via Nicole Smith

China: Every Day We Put the State on Trial
via Paul Gurney

Australia has the oldest Art
via Daniel Santangeli 

Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher
via Erica McCalman 

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