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Art news worth knowing about
January 2014
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Image: Phuong Ngo, New Grand Narrative Profile, video still. Video: Nick Roux

Howdy Pegs,

Well it’s all happening here at Next Wave HQ. In the marketing corner, we are busily proofing media releases, building web pages and putting the finishing touches on our Festival magazine. On the programming front, you may have seen some NWF spoilers floating around this past week with the launch of Wheeler Centre, Theatre Works and Arts House's terrific looking programs. The rest of the NWF 2014 goods shall be revealed Friday 28 March, so bookmark and watch this space.

One bit of Festival goss we can let you in on is that 2014 marks our 30th anniversary and to celebrate the milestone we’re gathering as many of our awesome alumni as we can find into one centralised place on the internetz. Find out more about the Next Wave Artist Hub and how to get involved below.

In other Festival-related news, this week we meet Phuong Ngo in our New Grand Narrative Profile series. Some of you may remember Phuong from Breakfast Club last June or maybe you tasted one of his delicious Vietnamese spring rolls at the NWF 2012 closing party Fresh Produce. For NWF 2014, he turns his focus to the personal and increasingly topical plight of asylum seekers. In fact, tomorrow he’ll embark on a 6-week research trip touring refugee camps around Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. You can follow his adventures (and learn how to fold a bill into a boat) on his blog here: Safe travels Phuong!

Speaking of artists on the move, for all of you headed to APAM next month, be sure to check out Nathan Stoneham’s Underground at Brisbane Powerhouse produced by our very own AP Dave Sleswick (I saw it in Brissie in 2012 and it is all kinds of fabulous). There’s also plenty of action happening here in Melbourne so read on for summer fun at flake (formerly Rearview), the Wheeler Centre and other groovy spots around town.


Marketing & Development Manager
Next Wave

Next Wave News

New Grand Narrative Profile: Phuong Ngo

Next up in our New Grand Narrative Profile Series is visual artist Phuong Ngo, whose Next Wave Festival 2014 project, Article 14.1,  sees him living off the limited rations his parents had as boat people coming to Australia. Perhaps ironically recorded at a Vietnamese restaurant in Richmond, Phuong speaks of his father's experience as a people smuggler in the 1980s. Check it out at the link below.

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Intern at Next Wave

We’ve got two fantastic opportunities within our marketing and communications team to gain valuable skills and first-hand experience working on a major biennial arts festival. We are seeking a Digital Media Intern and a Media & Communications Intern to help us build NWF 2014.

Many Next Wave interns have gone on to develop significant careers in the arts – not least of all our current Artistic Director, Emily Sexton who interned for Next Wave in 2006! 

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Next Wave Artist Hub

Calling all Next Wave alumni! We’re building an Artist Hub and we need your help. The idea is to create a centralized hub to profile and promote the work of all the amazing artists who’ve been part of Next Wave over our 30-year history. So if you’re an artist or collective who has been involved in a Next Wave Festival, head over to our nifty Artist Profile Form, fill in your deets and – VOILA – your artist page will be born! Easy as that.

Once your page is published, any Next Wave News or Events relating to you will be aggregated on your profile page for all to see. You’ll also be the first to know about alumni events in Next Wave 2014. 

NW at the Wheeler Centre

Our lovely AD Emily Sexton is getting on board the Art & us program, sitting on Penny Modra’s Art & the city panel alongside NGV director Tony Ellwood and cartoonist Oslo Davis. Emily and the crew will discuss the role the city plays in forming the artistic practice of those who live within its boundaries.

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Next Wave Suggests
article image first Renee Cosgrave at flake

2012 Festival alumna Renee Cosgrave presents new exhibition canvas – board paintings at flake for it’s grand opening. Formerly REARVIEW, the much loved Collingwood gallery  has been tidied up...

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article image second Underground  at Brisbane Powerhouse

NWF 2014 artist Nathan Stoneham brings a strange and beguiling traveling tavern to the Brisbane Powerhouse with Underground. Part of the World Theatre Festival in 2014, produced by Next Wave ...

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article image third Eliza Dyball at Gertrude Contemporary

2012 alumna and current Gertrude Studios artist Eliza Dyball presents an exhibition of new work, Impotent/Impetus, at Gertrude Contemporary. Setting up in the Studio 12 Project Space, the exhibition explores ...

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Everything Else

Aust Council Artists with a Disability Program

The Artists with Disability Program provides funding for Australian artists with disability (including Deaf artists) to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work. The program is open to individuals and groups who identify as having a disability. It also offers applicants from Indigenous, regional, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and young people are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications close Monday 3 March 2014

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Studio Vacancies at Abbotsford Convent

A number of spaces are becoming available at the Abbotsford Convent for creative practitioners in the Convent and Mercator Studio spaces. The successful applicants will join over 60 arts, cultural, educational and WellBeing practitioners in the iconic Convent Building. This important heritage-listed landmark provides an excellent space for creative people to pursue their chosen practice.

Applications close Monday 3 Feb 2014

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Screen Australia Grants

Screen Australia’s International Documentaries Program supports Australian projects that have international finance as well as a domestic broadcast licence fee. The Program has 3.5 million to be distributed over 3 rounds, hoping to inject funds into the Australian documentary production sector by encouraging Australian producers overseas and to support the building and maintaining of international production partnerships.  

Applications close Friday 21 Feb 2014

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Critical Animals seeks new Co-Director

Creative research symposium Critical Animals is looking for a motivated and engaged individual to join the team as Co-Director in 2014. They are seeking someone who is passionate about the intersection of arts and research and interested in developing an innovative festival program. You may have your own creative practice, work or study at a tertiary institution, be an organiser or curator, or all of the above. 

Applications close Tuesday 4 Feb 2014

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Next Wave is Reading

Why Political Theatre is a Complete Fucking Waste of Time
via Meg Hale

Learning to Measure Time in Love and Loss
via Emily Sexton 

Australia Day is a Time for Mourning, not Celebration
via Erica McCalman

At Arm's Length: A History of the Selfie
via Alex Sadka 

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