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Image: Benjamin Law and Stella Young at JUMP Induction Breakfast Club, Photo: Eugene Howard
February 21, 2013

This Saturday Next Wave is throwing a party.

Why? Because we’ll have finished a stellar week of running two of Australia’s biggest artist development programs: a three-day intensive for Australia Council for the Arts’ JUMP Mentorship Program followed by a three day intensive for our flagship program, Kickstart, all smashed into one week. Saturday’s NEXT WAVE SOCIAL at Northcote Town Hall is our way of celebrating these artists.

If you speak to any of the JUMP artists they’ll tell you that Brian Fu%$ing Ritchie’s keynote speech was a highlight of the week. He also played the intro to Blister in the Sun and then we all wet our pants. If you see me at Next Wave Social, I’ll probably tell you that I carried Brian F#@cking Ritchie’s guitar yesterday - the highlight of my week.

Rock legends aside, our own Kickstart rockstars are just diving into three days of chats, giggles, practical tips and art musings. For further inspiration they’ll be soaking up the local theatre scene this week traveling to Theatre Works to catch Mutation Theatre’s latest work and The Malthouse for some William Zappa action.

So make like a groupie at Next Wave Social and go out like a blister in the sun (that’s right, I just said that) with art and performances by Kickstart and JUMP artists alongside local bands and DJs including Sleepy Tea (sweet), the Harpoons (ahem, awesome) and Playwrite (ahem, also awesome).

Catch ya!

Daniel Santangeli
Program Coordinator

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Conduit Arts Solo Series

Conduit Arts Initiative is seeking artists of all disciplines to be part of their upcoming Solo Series in April 2013. The Solos each run for 1 week, including a Wednesday opening night and four days of public viewing. The exhibition fee is $560 including space rental, advertising and sitting of the show by Conduit Arts members. Applications that show a strong spatial understanding will be most successful.
Deadline 4 March 2013

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Tarpspace call out for Proposals

Tarpspace is a new mobile ARI, aiming to extend the physical and conceptual artspace. It consists of a blue tarpaulin which can be used to construct a 3 x 3 metre cube.

In 2013, Tarpspace will be travelling around Australia to present new works in the local arena, or in otherwise uncharted artistic territories. Artists are encouraged to submit exciting and ambitious project proposals for presentation.

Deadline 28 Feb 2013.

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Portable Presents Debbie Millman

This month Portable presents international design practitioner Debbie Millman, a leader in the world of branding and visual communication. The series, held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, will explore the thought process and action behind good design, from both a practical and anthropological angle.

Portable are offering 15% off tickets for all cities using the code PEGBOARD.

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5x5x5 Mentorship

Coordinated by the Arts Centre Melbourne, 5x5x5 is a new program where five emerging composers and five mentors create new compositions of five minutes long. The pieces will respond to an unusual Arts Centre Melbourne site and once completed will be available for free public download.

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