Next Wave is more than just a festival. We facilitate learning programs and provide creative development opportunities for artists from around Australia; we regularly present interdisciplinary and contemporary performance work at our venue and in partnership with our peers; and we work hard to improve the conditions for experimental artists working in Australia today.

What's On

Next Wave is more than just a festival, and we host one-off events and programs even when we’re not holding a Festival! Learn more about upcoming events including learning programs, creative developments, film screenings, performances, advocacy programs, exhibitions, parties and more.

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Where the sacred and sensual meet

Thu 20 Feb - Sun 23 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics Institute

A Super-warrior Mob of Artists

Sat 2 Nov, Brunswick Mechanics Institute

Halloween Party

Thu 31 Oct, South Lawn, University of Melbourne

Multi-realities on screen and beyond

Thu 24 Oct, Forum Theatre, Arts West, University of Melbourne.

Race and representation on screen

Thu 17 Oct, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.

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  2. Marcus Whale and Eugene Choi, Praise!. Photo: Daniel Boud.

  3. Artwork: Bobby Virgona

  4. Film still

  5. Live Work, a performance by VCA alumni Arini Byng, Aaron Christopher Rees and dancer Megan Payne.

  6. Film still: Catch Fish, 2005 (Director: Adam Arkapaw)