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See what what’s happening at our home at Brunswick Mechanics, and right around the continent ↓

Wed 11 May –– Sat 25 Jun | Brunswick Mechanics

Secretos de la Raíz - Innato is a multi-dimensional video installation that investigates ancestral knowledge, and the spiritual and physical connections shared across generations, cultures and continents.

Visit the Sydney Road side of Brunswick Mechanics to view this work and join us for a free performance and conversation with Kathleen Gonzalez on Jun 19.

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Sat 4 Jun | Brunswick Mechanics

What does your gut feeling look like? Can you illustrate your instincts?

In a session of art play, using acrylics and canvas, artist facilitator Aida Azin invites participants to explore their gut health while collectively painting together. No experience needed. All materials provided.

This event is part of Making it in Moreland by Arts Moreland, a free series of workshops, gatherings and talks presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council

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Wed 8 Jun | Brunswick Mechanics

Next Wave welcomes back friends and experimental music collective, New North for their fifth concert, Veils. This concert features musicians Reuben Lewis, Jenny Barnes & Cat Hope.

Experience the pulsating delays of Reuben Lewis’s solo electroacoustic, the visceral depths of Jenny Barnes’s extended vocality, and two responses to Cat Hope’s unique graphic scores that communicate with an abstract visual language.

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Sat 11 –– Sun 26 Jun | SiteWorks, TwoSixty & Melbourne

Hyperlocal Headlines takes place as a series of artist-facilitated creative conversations and collective storytelling and writing sessions that imagine the future of news. Participants will become citizen journalists for a day, learning to collaborate with AI technologies, understand media bias and language, and explore how the ways we tell stories can impact collective futures.

Discover Hyperlocal Headlines on display across SiteWorks, TwoSixty and a Melbourne location and participate in public Work Sessions.

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Thu 16 Jun | Glenroy Community Hub

Join our host Shantel Wetherall and artists Roberta Joy Rich, Ngioka Bunda-Health and Mira Oosterweghel as they consider and discuss self-care and community within collaborative and creative practices.

This event is part of Making it in Moreland by Arts Moreland, a free series of workshops, gatherings and talks presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council

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Sat 18 Jun | Mood Studios

You’re invited to a free 2-hour workshop with Melbourne based artist Kay Abude at Mood Studios, where we’ll gather for an afternoon of food and conversation to discuss sustainability in art practice.

This event is part of Making it in Moreland by Arts Moreland, a free series of workshops, gatherings and talks presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council

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Sat 25 Jun | Brunswick Mechanics

Farewell the festival for another year with a night of interactive readings. As some of our favourite writers share stories, you are invited to guess who is speaking the truth, and who is spinning a web of pure fiction. Will you uncover what is real, or will it all remain a mystery? Who’s to say? Afterwards, join us on the dance floor as we celebrate the final festival night with a live DJ and our best moves.

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Thu 30 Jun | Schoolhouse Studios, Coburg

Join us for a facilitated panel discussion with artists Luke Duncan King, Larissa MacFarlane and Gemma Mahadeo who share their learnings and experiences about creating work with access at its core.

This event is part of Making it in Moreland by Arts Moreland, a free series of workshops, gatherings and talks presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council

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Thu 14 –– Sat 16 Jul | Brunswick Mechanics

Desire is a form of possession, commanding the body from within. Do we resist its embrace, or allow it to compel us wherever it must? Drawing on film tropes of the monster queer, this electronic opera for one is a magical summoning – a longing for communion with the invisible, where the performer’s body moves, and is moved by sound.

Possession celebrates the high drama and craft of opera via a solo performer inhabited by forces beyond human control.

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Sat 9 –– Sat Jul 30

How do we see the world around us, when the dominant contemporary visual language is determined by colonial histories and capital?

In The Revolution Will Not Be Aestheticised artist Warraba Weatherall considers the way that scientific and cultural perspectives inform contemporary cultural knowledge systems and forms of representation. Researched through archival materials, Australian politics, and Indigenous knowledges, the exhibition encourages a deeper insight into the construction and transmission of Indigenous knowledge systems and its direct influence in shaping social, political and cultural futures. In assessing how cultural archetypes are maintained throughout society, Weatherall builds on an existing dialogue of contemporary cultural identity to consider what encourages a healthy cultural continuum.

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Archive

Feb 2022 | TAS, NSW, VIC
Thu Feb 24 2022 | Brunswick Mechanics VIC
Sat Feb 26 | Brunswick Mechanics, VIC
Fri 4 Feb - Sun 6 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics
Sat 5 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics
Sun 6 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics, VIC
Fri 4 Feb - Sun 6 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics
Wed 9 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics, VIC
Thu 10 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics, VIC
Thu 17 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics
Sun 27 & Tues 29 Mar | Berth 4, Federation Wharf (VIC)
Wed 27 Apr, 7:30PM | Brunswick Mechanics
Thu 28th Apr, 5:30PM | Brunswick Mechanics
Above:
  1. Credit: Belinda Locke, ‘Everyday Acts of Disobedience’. Photo: Jack Dixon-Gunn

  2. Credit: Studio Portrait of Aida Azin. Photo: Thomas McCammon

  3. Image: Jenny Barnes. Courtesy of the artist.

  4. Image: Lily Nie at Paperlily Studio. Courtesy of Emerging Writers’ Festival

  5. Credit: The Purple Shall Govern (2022). Photo: Jody Haines.

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  8. Credit: Silk screen printed textiles in the studio (2021). Photo: Kay Abude.

  9. Image: Marcus Whale - Possession. Photo: Rena Zheng.

  10. Image: Kathleen Gonzalez, Secretos de la Raiz (video still), 2022

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  12. Image: New North Foreign, Intimate Concert 4. Courtesy of New North

  13. Image: Radical Hospitality at Next Wave. Photo: Mae Hatrick (2022)

  14. Image: Here We Have It by Amrita Hepi, 2021, VCA Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti.

  15. Image: James McLean (photo credit James McLean)

  16. Image: Jacqui Shelton ‘Department of Lost Notes’ Anne Moffat (2022)

  17. Coil, Image: Lucy Parakhina (2022)

  18. Image: Coil. Photo: Rosie Hasties (2022)

  19. Image: install of Jacqui Shelton at Brunswick Mechanics. Courtesy of the artist.

  20. Image: Chik Chika Photo: Nick Mckinlay

  21. Image: Jacqui Shelton ‘Department of Lost Notes’ video- still 2022

  22. Image: Leisuretime I. Photo: Aaron Claringbold and Rebecca Mccauley (2022)

  23. Image: Magic Steven. Courtesy of the artists and Brunswick Music Festival.

  24. Image: Maria Moles. Photo: Nick Mckinlay

  25. Image: Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Photo: Anne Moffatt (2020)

  26. Image: Coil. Photo:Diana Domonkos


Making it in Moreland: Insights into Practice: Embedding Accessibility

Thu 30 June
6pm-7.30pm
📍 Schoolhouse Studios, 28 Victoria St, Coburg
Free
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Join us for a facilitated panel discussion with artists Luke Duncan King, Larissa MacFarlane and Gemma Mahadeo who share their learnings and experiences about creating work with access at its core.

In this discussion we will explore what it means when we talk about embedded access and why it is important for independent art practice. We will dive into shared learnings to better understand what role allyship has within the sector. And we will hear what real steps or considerations are needed to embed access at the beginning of the creative process.

Artist Bios

Belinda Locke (Moderator) is a disabled theatre-maker, director, and disability advocate based in Naarm (Melbourne). Belinda’s artistic practice brings to light hidden stories and experiences through performance and participatory art, collaborating with artists across multiple disciplines. She has been acknowledged for her work as the inaugural recipient of the Rose Byrne Scholarship for an Emerging Female Leader in the Arts (2016), selection for Australia Council for the Arts’ Sync Leadership program (2014) and shortlisted for the Graham F Smith Peace Award (2019). Belinda serves as the Chair of Arts Access Australia, the national advocacy body for arts and disability. View website.

Speakers
Luke Duncan King is a visual artist, whose practise is grounded in printmaking, but extends into video, performance and other art forms. He has an interest in collaboration and has performed or co-created works with choreographers, dancers, performers, and other visual artists, in public and private museums and galleries. Luke is a board member for the Arts Access Victoria and participated in Moreland Art Committee from 2017 to 2021. He has participated in several art organisations as an Artist, a Deaf community rep and a creative advisor. Luke completed a BFA (Hons) at the VCA in 2015. View website.

Larissa MacFarlane is a visual artist and disability activist based in Naarm (Melbourne), on the lands of the Kulin nation. Her arts practice encompasses printmaking, street art and a community art practice. Larissa identifies as a proud queer disabled artist (she/they) and uses her experience of a 22-year-old brain injury to investigate Disabled culture, community, identity and pride. Her work is inspired by the urban industrial landscapes of Melbourne’s West, as well as her experience of disability, to investigate ideas of belonging and place, healing and change, and ways that we can celebrate what we have here and now. View website.

Gemma Mahadeo has been living, working, and playing on Wurundjeri land since 1987. Prior to that, they lived in the UK and the Philippines. Their work has appeared in print and online publications nationally. They are a writer and occasional musician, producing poetry and creative non-fiction, and have spent the last year working on state and local council digital commissions. They are currently finishing their first full-length poetry manuscript, and working with the Disabled QBIPOC Collective, of which they are a founding member.

You can find them on Twitter at @snarkattack or Instagram @eatdrinkstagger obsessing over cats, beer, tea, cheese, and being a failed musicologist.

Accessibility

Auslan interpretting This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Wheelchair icon Schoolhouse Studios is a wheelchair accessible venue.

  • A Quiet Space will also be available.

  • This venue is pram accessible and has an accessible bathroom.

We are able to assist with any access requests you may have ahead of this event. For further enquiries about how Next Wave can support your access requirements, please contact our team on (03) 9387 3376 or email us at ticketing@nextwave.org.au

Please contact Next Wave for assistance booking tickets via ticketing@nextwave.org.au

We also welcome suggestions for how we can continue to improve our experience for people with disability.

Getting to Schoolhouse Studios

Schoolhouse Studios is located near the corner of Sydney Road and Victoria Street in Coburg. Just 18 min (9.9 km) drive from Melbourne Central Schoolhouse Studios is next to Coburg train station and about 70 metres from trams (No. 19) on Sydney Rd.

By Tram
No. 19
Stop 33 Victoria St/Sydney Rd

To find out if the next tram at your stop will be a low-floor tram, look for the wheelchair symbol on tramTRACKER®

By Train
Catch the Upfield Line train from Melbourne Central to Coburg train station, then a 1-minute stroll.

Parking
Available on site

By Bicycle
Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the building. This venue is located close to the Upfield Train bike path.

Making it in Moreland, Arts Moreland’s FREE workshop and speaker series is presented by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council. Aimed at building both professional and practical skills the 2022 series is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new, increase industry expertise, engage with local artists and their practices and meet other people in the creative industries.

Making it in Moreland is generously supported by Moreland City Council through Arts Moreland.

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Above:
  1. Credit: Belinda Locke, ‘Everyday Acts of Disobedience’. Photo: Jack Dixon-Gunn