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thursday 19 july 2012

Yo ho ho. It's Christmas in July. Hang your stocking over the artificial fireplace and stuff it full of the exciting events on this month, including Marcin Wojcik and Rachael Haynes at BUS Projects, and the eclectic TIME MACHINE festival in Sydney, featuring the Creo Nova lads and Ella Barclay.

Plus we get involved in the festivities - hosting a Project Room and showcasing Renee Cosgrave at Melbourne Art Fair 2012, rapping on arts writing at The Resonance Project Forum and getting creative with the Back to Back Theatre team.

And especially nice girls and boys will be heading to free shows at Melbourne Writers Festival and The Last Tuesday Society. See the giveaway notices to find out how to enter.

Speaking of nice things we're happy to report that:

  • We've crunched the numbers and are happy to announce a 43% increase in festival attendance from 2010. You can read all about it in our Festival Report
  • Serena, our Artistic Program Manager, is living large at ARTJOG - you can follow her adventures here:

It all adds up to plenty of cause to dig your mittens into your Pegboard and feel around for some goodies. Get it there!

Sean Wilson
Marketing Assistant, Next Wave

Image: Renee Cosgrave's at New Babylon, as part of Next Wave Festival 2012.

Next Wave News

Emily Sexton and The Resonance Project

Next Wave Artistic Director Emily Sexton will join The Resonance Project Forum this Saturday 21 July - a public discussion with writers, bloggers and performing-arts makers examining current practices in arts writing...


Next Wave artists in Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair returns to the grand old Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens in 2 weeks. The Project Rooms at MAF are an opportunity to showcase the work of the up-and-coming generation of artists from Australia and New Zealand. This year, Next Wave is curating a Project Room...


North Melburnians: join The Democratic Set

Do you live, play or work in North Melbourne? Arts House wants you for The Democratic Set. The Next Wave staff will be there, representing North Melbourne, and getting busy with the Back to Back Theatre team...


Everything Else

Wojcik + Haynes in BUS


This year, BUS Projects presents a Project Room at Melbourne Art Fair, showcasing the structural creations of Next Wave alumnus Marcin Wojcik. This month BUS has brought Marcin together with Chris Bond (who exhibited at MAF 2004) for a parallel exhibition, Method...

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Image: BUS Projects

Time Machine in Sydney


The inaugural TIME MACHINE festival is on now at venues around Sydney, presented by Serial Space. Featuring time-based works by more than 50 Australian and International artists, the program brings together everything from a microsynth-making workshop to a park audio-lecture tour...

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Image: Serial Space

8 hours in Screen Space


NWF 2012 artist Michelle Sakaris continues her exploration of ritual and tradition with Monument to the 8-hour day at Screen Space this month. Questions of what is work and what is non-work, and what place art has within the division, is central to the project...

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Image: Michelle Sakaris

Next Wave News

GIVEAWAY: Last Tuesday Society @ The Northcote Social Club

The Last Tuesday Society, presenters of Comfort Zones at Next Wave Festival 2010, are back again for a July special. Performing under the lights at the Northcote Social Club will be The List Operators, Bron Batten, Ash Flanders, Telia Nevile, Miles O'Neil and Sabrina D'Angelo, with house band Sex on Toast. We have two double passes to the show to give away to lucky Pegboard readers. To enter, email your name and contact details to with ‘Last Tuesday Society' in the subject line.

31 July
Northcote Social Club
301 High Street, Northcote

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GIVEAWAY: Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 is on again from 23 August to 2 September. Billed as a destination for the curiously minded, British actor, writer and director, Simon Callow, will kick off this year's festival with a celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in his Opening Night Keynote address. The festival will also import an all-star team from the internationally iconic magazine The New Yorker to Melbourne. Thanks to our pals at Melbourne Writers Festival, we have two double passes to give away, valid for any regular event of your choice (subject to availability). Email your name and contact details to, with 'Melbourne Writers Festival' in the subject line for your chance to win.

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Encounter(s) at Theatre Works

Performance makers are encouraged to apply for ENCOUNTER(S) – a creative development and commission project from Theatre Works, produced by Next Wave alumnus Dan Koop. Successful applicants will undertake development residencies, exploring the relationship between audience and artist and developing new work for surprising and unusual locations.

Applications close 23 July

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Work for Melbourne Fringe

The 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival is on from 26 September-14 October and you could help make it happen. Melbourne Fringe is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to work with the small, dedicated team to coordinate advertising, print, online and signage requirements for the 2012 festival.

Applications close 24 July

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Auditions for PACT Ensemble 2012

Registrations are open for emerging artists to audition for PACT Ensemble 2012. Part creative development and training, part performance season, the PACT Ensemble program runs from September 2012 to March 2013 and is open to artists aged 18-30 years. Successful participants will work with industry professionals to create a new performance work, making lasting connections with PACT's network of artists and peer organisations. Registrations are still open for round 2 auditions, to take place on 30 July.

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Adelaide Fringe on the road

The Adelaide Fringe team are holding sessions in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Edinburgh to answer any and all questions about putting on a show at Adelaide Fringe. One of the biggest open-access arts festivals in Australia, Adelaide Fringe is an important launching pad for emerging artists and a great showcase of work from around Australia.

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