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2 May 2013
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Image: Breakfast Club, Next Wave Festival 2012. Photo: Sarah Walker

Howdy troops,

Guess what? One year from now Next Wave Festival 2014 will be in full swing – woo hoo! ONE YEAR to book flights, get your annual leave signed off and polish those dancing shoes.

In the meantime, we’ve been cooking up some things to keep you busy like our spicy Breakfast Club series next month. Same place (Wheeler Centre), same price (free) and this time with REAL coffee and a new compact 1 hr format to get you to work on time. It’s the pretty much the best thing to happen to breakfast since the Rollie Eggmaster.

Not an early riser? Not to worry. We’ve got plenty of exhibitions, shows and other art happening in the PM too – read on for all the deets. And be sure to stop by Underbelly Arts Festival’s sexy Pozible collection – there are some fantastic projects and you might even recognise a few NW alumni in there.

Adios for now!

Nicole Smith
Marketing & Development Manager
Next Wave 

Next Wave News

Breakfast Club is Back!

Following a highly successful series at the Wheeler Centre during our 2012 Festival, your early morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight is back. Every Wednesday morning for four weeks beginning in June we’ll explore issues that stimulate our artists and creative thinkers as they develop ...

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Underbelly Arts Crowdfunding Initiative

Our lovely friends at Underbelly Arts have launched their first round of projects for the 2013 Festival alongside an amazing new crowdfunding initiative. For every donation you make to any of the eight, first-round projects, the Keir Foundation will MATCH you! Nice!

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Next Wave Suggests
article image first Alumni at Bus Projects

2012 NWF alumni Danae Valenza and Marcin Wojcik join a group of Melbourne artists for SOLUTIONS, a new exhibition at Bus Projects. Taking shared creativity as their MO, the artists make use of open...  

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article image second Esther Stewart at Utopian Slumps

This weekend, Kickstart Artist Esther Stewart opens her new exhibition Makin’ Plans  at Utopian Slumps. Stewart’s latest body of work contrasts simple shapes and colours, shifting and repositioning... 

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article image third NO SHOW on Tour

The duo who brought us NWF 2012 hit Shotgun Wedding are heading to sunny Queensland to tour their Melbourne Fringe success The Séance. As its title suggests, The Séance is an intimate performance ...

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Everything Else

Giveaway: The Seance at La Boite

Thanks to NO SHOW we’ve got 2 x double passes to give away to The Séance at La Boite Theatre on Weds 8 May at 6.30pm. The Séance is an intimate performance encounter for a circle of people who wish to make contact with the ghost of a dead celebrity. 

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CHANNELS International Call out

Channels is a new biennial video art festival of experimental single-channel video art. Submissions are now open for the 2013 Festival, taking place in Melbourne in September. Their open call seeks to find the defining works of our present moment and close the generational gap on the medium.

Applications close 1 June

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Seventh Gallery Studios Now Available

SEVENTH has opened 5 beautiful studio spaces above the gallery at 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy. Suited to creatives of all disciplines, the studios have built-in shelves, natural light and access to a kitchen and bathroom. All studios $85 p/w (includes all bills). For enquiries contact Brendan. Click here to download the floorplan.

Big West Marketing Manager Position

Big West Festival are currently seeking a Marketing Manager for the 2013 Festival,  working with the GM and AD to develop a comprehensive marketing campaign, including style, branding and collateral for the Festival.

Applications close 20 May 2013

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DEFAULT 13  Residency in Italy

Default 13 are seeking artists and creatives for a 10 day residency and masterclass in Lecce, Italy,  focusing on the role of public art and its implications as a tool for socio-cultural transformation. Participants will develop research, expand their networks and meet leading cultural and artistic representatives from Europe and Asia.

Applications close 26 May 2013

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HRAFF 2013 on Tour

Melbourne’s annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival  will hit the road through May and June, visiting a whole heap of Australian cities to showcase a collection of captivating stories. 

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Next Wave is Reading

James Rhodes: Find What you Love and Let it Kill You
via Nicole Smith

What is The Future of Performance?
via Emily Sexton

How to Make a Bean Teepee
via Lucy Mcnamara

Moving Away from Free
via Nicole Smith 

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