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thursday 21 june 2012

Howdy readers,

What a tumultuous week we've had with tremors in the earth and Australian media not to mention the bitter cocktail of icy wind, slanted rain and general misery Melbourne's been serving up. Yes, Winter Solstice is upon us, but don't let the colder, shorter days get you down, there's still plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy. This weekend, join us in celebrating the end of Arts House Season 1 with a showcase of Next Wave alumni and heaps of other fine artists here at the Meat Market. We've also got tickets to give away and some great opportunities for artists and audiences alike.

This is your Pegboard and this week's Highlight of the Internetz goes to a pint sized Gosling in pleather tearing it up at a Morman talent show.



Nicole Smith
Marketing & Development Manager, Next Wave


Image: Dara Gill puttin' his hands up for BINGO Unit at NWF 2012. Photo: Sarah Walker.

Next Wave News

Next Wave artists in SafARI 2012

SafARI, the unofficial fringe event to the Biennale of Sydney, is on again this year, redirecting some of the intense attention on Sydney to the work of exciting emerging artists. Crossing disciplines of sound, performance, installation, sculpture, painting, photography and new media, the 16 emerging and unrepresented Australian artists, including Next Wave Festival 2012 artists Dara Gill, Jodie Whelan and Elizabeth Willing...


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Alive! 20 years of Dancehouse


Dancehouse marks its 20 year anniversary with a rare and suitably immense production. Alive! presents 20 of the most significant works Dancehouse has produced and supported since 1992 from 20 celebrated choreographers including Next Wave alumni Deanne Butterworth, Nat Cursio, Jo Lloyd, Sandra Parker, Phoebe Robinson and Paul Romano...

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The season one closing party of Arts House, Solstice, is a party of experiments, an experiment of a party. Local artists, including Next Wave alumni Tristan Meecham, Brooke Stamp, Matthew Day, Fiona Bryant and Zoe Scoglio, mark the return to longer days by testing new ideas and sparking imaginations in an atmosphere of celebration and experiment...

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Exploration of Infinity Within Small Spaces @ Eckersley's Gallery


Eckersley's Open Space Gallery (behind the Eckersley's store on Franklin Street) hosts Exploration of Infinity Within Small Spaces, a group exhibition by emerging artists in their second year in the Australian Academy of Design Visual Art program. Featuring nine young artists including Next Wave Festival 2012 Ringleader Shivanjani Lal, the exhibition...

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Image: Amber Smith

Next Wave News

GIVEAWAY: Soundstream Collective

Newly formed ensemble Soundstream Collective brings the rarely performed Circle Series by contemporary Polish composer Hanna Kulenty to Melbourne Recital Centre this Saturday, 23 June. Kulenty's Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Circle for piano, violin, flute and trumpet make up the composer's first post-minimalist work, or what she terms 'European trance music', evoking the meditative qualities of Indian ragas. Generally played individually, Soundstream Collective's performance of the complete Circle Series presents an extraordinary opportunity to experience the emotional intensity and sheer sonorous impact of Kulenty's craft.

Melbourne Recital Centre are giving away five double passes to Pegboard readers. To go into the running, send your contact details to with ‘Soundstream Next Wave' as the subject.

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Blindside seeking vollies and committee members

BLINDSIDE in Melbourne's Nicholas Building are searching for passionate people for several volunteer positions and committee member vacancies. Volunteers able to give their time regularly as a photographer, web administrator or gallery invigilator are encouraged to apply. Artists and other people with experience in managing budgets or law, and with an enthusiasm to contribute to the development and sustainability of the artistic program, are welcome to apply to be a committee member. Committee members must be able to commit a minimum of 5 hours a month, including attendance at monthly meetings and assisting with opening nights.

Applications close 30 June

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Samtag scholarships in SA

The University of South Australia are accepting applications for the 2013 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Established in 1992, the scholarship program covers the costs of visual arts study overseas for a period of twelve months. Australian residents that have graduated less than five years ago from a practice-led visual art degree at an Australian institution are eligible to apply. Next Wave Festival 2012 artist Monte Masi is a 2012 Samstag scholar.

Applications close 30 June

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New arts writing program from FELTspace

Adelaide- based ARI FELTspace invites applications for The Writing Project, an ambitious arts writing-based project fostering experimentation and inter-disciplinary collaboration in critical arts writing across Australia. Four teams of emerging artists, writers, designers and curators will work together to produce discrete bodies of work as innovative publication, production or exhibition to be launched at the FELTspace gallery. FELTspace invites group applications from artists, curators, writers and designers across Australia for this exciting project.

Applications close 30 June

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Get touring support from Australia Council

Hopscotch, Australia Council's touring initiative, is open to submissions from Australian live art practitioners. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to tour live art work regionally, interstate and/or overseas. Work must be tour-ready and presentation spaces must be confirmed at application. Funds are available for travel, freight, accommodation and per-diems for the tour.

Applications close 20 July

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