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.

Get tickets to (nexus)

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
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Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune + Radical Hospitality

Thurs 5 October, 6-7pm
Fri 6 October, 6-7pm followed by Radical Hospitality 7.30-8.30pm

📍 WXYZ Studios


Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune is a new experimental work by Naarm-based artist Prue Stevenson as part of Next Wave’s Kickstart program.

Through extensive creative development, Prue has worked closely with a creative team and ensemble to conceptualise this work over the past 18 months. Fiddle, Twiddle + Tune explores the notion that repetitive sensory seeking behaviours linked with autism, can have regulatory benefit to all neurotypes (autistic and non-autistic people).

Prue chooses any material that matches their sensory profile and puts them through a repetitive and regulatory process. They find each material and process gives them a richer understanding of the content they’re working with which is often about celebration of self, sensory joy and collective regulation.

On Friday 6 October, Fiddle, Twiddle + Tune will be accompanied by a Radical Hospitality event, co-devised by Prue and Machehi Komba (Popular By Default | Say Less Music Group). We invite you to stay and join us to connect with others through the joy of food and conversation.

Journey through ancestral storylines of the Swahili coast to the forgotten Islands of Comoros. Islands Of The Moon translated to “Juzur al-Qomor" tells an imperative story encompassing the reign of forty sultans across the islands through its rich cuisine translating traditional and intersectional use of spices that speak to the culinary influence of African, Malagasy, Shirazi, Indian, and French degustation.

Prue Stevenson – Lead Artist and Artistic Director
Andrea Meacham – Ensemble member
Carla Ori – Ensemble member
Chanelle Rogers – Ensemble member
Kuda Mapeza – Ensemble member
Becky Silveira – Costume and Set Designer with a gold star review from Prue
Emily Barrie – Becky’s Mentor and provider of hot tips on the go!
Ceri Hann – Props and ideas master
Rachel Edward – Prue’s Support Worker and all-round good person
Kate Sulan – Mentor and full of love and support for Prue and is gluten free
Jessica Tanto – Project Coordinator – Good hair and a good laugh
Machehi Komba – Radical Hospitality Lead Artist and cooks really yummy food!! Popular By default | Say Less Music Group
Joshua Lynzaat - Prue’s support with a gold star review
Chas Maher - Lights, camera, action!

What to Expect

  • This is a collaborative, improvised movement based performance which has various sound and lighting elements (natural and amplified)
  • The venue is accessible, with wheelchair access via 41 Little Dryburgh Street South
  • The performance is 60 min long with no break. You are welcome to come and go as you please.
  • You are welcome to bring your own self-regulating fidgets for stimming.
  • There will be Auslan interpretation available on Friday 6 October from 5.30-8.30pm
  • Assistance animals are welcome throughout the venue.
  • There are gender neutral and accessible toilets.
  • Food will be served on Friday 6 Oct after the performance. The menu has been created with sensory experiences in mind and will provide a range of dietary options.
  • Content warning: Abstract regulatory behaviour. Subject to change/update closer to the show.

Fiddle, Twiddle & Tune has been commissioned through Next Wave’s Kickstart which is supported by Creative Australia and Creative Victoria. This iteration of Fiddle, Twiddle and Tune has also been generously supported by City of Melbourne.

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