THIS IS NOT A FESTIVAL.
THIS IS ASSEMBLE!
For our community, by our community. Assemble! is a program of online presentations, artist interventions, experimental sound, a DIY radio station, and an artist-run shop that questions value and directs income back to artists and community.
Assemble! is a rich cluster of initiatives that challenge hospitality in the age of Covid-19, as we deliver Next Wave Essentials to your door, brimming with artist writing, locally-made products and art you can actually touch and smell.
In a time where connection is compromised, our artists adapt and respond. Assemble! centres our artists ideas around leadership, community and care in a time of crisis.
We can’t be together IRL, but we can come together to Assemble! Keep an eye out for the full program.
Next Wave xx
22 – 31 May
ONLINE @ NEXTWAVE.ORG.AU
COMING TOGETHER GENTLY: INTRODUCING WARM WELCOME.
Come sit with us and listen as we yarn through both traditional and contemporary modes of working and survival for Indigenous people and community. Through collective reflection led by Indigenous storytellers, Uncle Dave (Wurundjeri Land Council), Uncle Jack Charles, Peter Waples-Crowe, Alice Skye and Bella Waru we gather online to share and listen deeply.
Their stories stem from lived experience and collective knowledge, and speak to ways and methodologies that Indigenous people have developed and applied to their way of living. These are stories about survival, strength and resilience. Reflecting on collective grief and loss, Warm Welcome is a moment to acknowledge what has come before as a way to help accept what is ahead.
“Each person that contributed to Warm Welcome recognises the strength and voice of our Indigenous communities. The voices that are Warm Welcome are generous with what they share. We hear about Country and the importance of Indigenous Knowledge, and we learn together.”
–– Moorina Bonini, Warm Welcome Curator
Warm Welcome is the opening event for Assemble!
FRI 22 MAY