This is an ongoing archive of Next Wave Alumni spanning our 40-year history. You can browse the list below or use the filters to find someone fast. If you have been involved in a Next Wave Festival and don’t have an artist profile yet, fill in the form here. If you have any questions, email

Steaphan Paton

Steaphan is an interdisciplinary artist. His practice explores tradition, race and colonialism informed through his worldview being Aboriginal Australian. Some of his key achievements in the last year have been being commissioned for the City of Melbourne Laneways Commission and having an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. His goal for the next few years is to create good art, to be a finalist in the Archibald Prize and to get an overseas residency.

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