See what’s on from our base in Brunswick and beyond ↓

24–25 May, Melbourne and Brunswick

The 2024 LAB program considers Next Wave’s past, present and future – with a focus on intergenerational knowledge sharing and creative responses to notions of collectivism, preservation and care – culminating in a future-focused 40th birthday party.

Browse the program on the All School website


Fri 10 May, Brunswick Mechanics

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network is thrilled to host an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Nam Le.

Get tickets to Across the Ocean

Fri 19 Apr, High Note (Melbourne)

Next Wave x (nexus) is a multi-sensory Radical hospitality event of experimental dance battles, cuisines and a party.

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Friday 8 March, Counihan Gallery and Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 3 Feb, Testing Grounds (Narrm)
Thurs 5 and Fri 6 October, WXYZ Studios
Sat 26 Aug, Rapid Creek NT
Wed 23 - Mon 28 Aug, Rapid Creek NT
Tue 1 - Thurs 31 Aug, Online
Thurs 3 Aug, Footscray Community Arts
Tue 18 - Sat 29 Jul, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 6 Jun, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 6 May, Brunswick Mechanics
Wed 1 – Fri 31 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Fri 17 — Sun 19 Mar, Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre (PICA)
Fri Mar 24, Tue 28 Mar, Tue 4 Apr, Tue 11 Apr & Tue 18 Apr, Yagan Square (Perth)
Sat 25 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 11 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Wed 15 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 5 Nov, Brunswick Mechanics
Fri 18 Nov, Migrant Coffee
Fri 28 — Sat 29 Oct, Trades Hall, Carlton
Fri 21 Oct, Platform Arts
Fri 15 & Sat 16 Jul, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 11 ⏤ Sun 26 Jun, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
Wed 11 May — Sat 25 June, Brunswick Mechanics
Thu 28 Apr, Brunswick Mechanics
Sun 27 & Tues 29 Mar, Federation Wharf, Princes Walk
Thu 17 Mar, Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 26 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
Thu 17, Fri 18 & Sat 19 Feb, Brunswick Mechanics
  1. Deep Soulful Sweats at Castlemaine State Festival, photo by Keelan O’Hehir

Body-Cites: Conversation Series #2

Sat 25 Mar
6pm – 8pm
Brunswick Mechanics, 270 Sydney Road
Presented by Centre for Projection Art, as part of FRAME: a biennial of dance 2023

Body-Cites: Conversation Series #2, Presented by Centre for Projection Art in collaboration with Next Wave please join Professor Carol Brown in conversation with artists Megan Beckwith and Wendy Yu at Brunswick Mechanics on Saturday the 25th March.

In this conversation the artists will discuss the transformative nature of the digital and the position of a body in the future and how this informs the making of their works. This talk is presented as part of FRAME: a biennial of dance 2023 followed by informal drinks at the Brunswick Mechanics.

Carol Brown is an interdisciplinary choreographer working with practices of dance, music, image, place and architecture. A Pākeha of Irish descent, she was born in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, Te Wai Pounamu, Aotearoa NZ and is based in Naarm, Melbourne, Australia, on the lands of the Kulin Nations.

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Megan Beckwith is a transmedia artist who combines dance and digital media. Her practice explores the intersection of physicality and technology through the figure of the post-human cyborg. Beckwith combines dance performance with technologies such as stereoscopic 3D illusions, motion capture, and virtual and augmented reality. She creates performance installations that combine the body and 3D animation in a process that layers one over the other, re-working the human figure into new forms.

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Wendy Yu is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersections of dance and urban media art. With particular consideration of elevating local street dancer’s through computer systems, she designs and builds large-scale immersive experiences for public spaces to broadcast dance to a wider and more diverse audience. Yu holds experience as a choreographer and dancer as well as an experience designer for web applications and motion design.

Follow on Instagram @wendellsmindblowers

  1. Image courtesy of the artists (2023).