Last week, artists and community came together and turned Brunswick Mechanics into a hub for collecting, storing, and packing boxes of supplies for those detained in nine of Melbourne’s public housing towers. We saw community action at the forefront of our sector and are still amazed and overwhelmed by the support that came through. We want to extend a massive thank you to Amrita Hepi for making all of this possible alongside AMSSA. The residents at 33 Alfred Street remain in hard lockdown.
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The Next Wave 2020 cohort continue to get things done and keep conversations going. Andy Butler is featured in West Space’s Offsite Issue 2.
Riot Stage rethought their NWF2020 performance and tried to get internet-famous in just three weeks.
Aaron Claringbold and Rebecca McCauley’s video work Hero(es) is screening on Ace Open’s recess presents until 31 July and includes an accompanying text by Neika Lehman.
Our Associate Producer, Nikki Lam recently published a piece in Running Dog. Our Marketing & Engagement Coordinator, Lujayn Hourani has a poem in Voiceworks’ upcoming issue #119 Butter.
Our Associate Producer for Partnerships, Anita Spooner has just launched a new set of writing workshops with her literary platform free association – and applications are open now!
Each week, we move further away from and further into 2020 at the same time. At the NW (virtual) HQ, we’re sharing our favourite throwback tracks, lockdown treats, and conspiracy-theory readings, some of which are featured in this week’s Pegboard – scroll with us.
Next Wave xx
NEXT WAVE, IS READING
Priya, is watching
Use of laws such as the Epidemic Diseases Act allows the Modi government to extend its authoritarian powers
Kalyani, is reading
Weaving memory, living embodiment
Lujayn, is reading
LIMINAL Interview #141 – Hiroyoshi Nagami
Emily, is reading
Introduction | Colonial Repercussions