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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, Ngokia 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 dancefloor 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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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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  7. Credit: Silk screen printed textiles in the studio (2021). Photo: Kay Abude.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Coil, Image: Lucy Parakhina (2022)

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

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

  19. Image: Chik Chika Photo: Nick Mckinlay

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

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

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

  23. Image: Maria Moles. Photo: Nick Mckinlay

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

  25. Image: Coil. Photo:Diana Domonkos


New North - Resonant Threads

New North presents Resonant Threads
Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung, Michael McNab and Maria Moles
Thu 10 Mar
📍Brunswick Mechanics
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Three soloists representing diverse sonic and audio-visual practices are brought together in an intimate space. Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung, Michael McNab, and Maria Moles weave their deep and personal explorations into resonance and bodies (human and acoustic) into multi-sensory fabric, enchanting for listeners of all kinds.

Presented by New North as part of Brunswick Music Festival.

Maria Moles - Photo credit: Nick McKinlay

Maria Moles is a Naarm/Melbourne based drummer/composer. Her solo percussion performances draw on ideas from the Kulintang music of the Philippines and contemporary electronic production to weave hypnotic webs from layers of unmetered pulse that slowly undergo subtle textural transformations.

She has performed and collaborated with some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including Anthony Pateras, Jim Denley, Lucas Abela, Jenny Barnes, Scott Tinkler, Carolyn Connors, The Australian Art Orchestra, James Rushford and Dave Brown, and is the drummer for Jaala, Ajak Kwai, Jonnine (HTRK), and Doroth. Maria’s debut EP ‘Mondo Flockard’ was released in 2016 through Perth label Tonelist, and she released her solo LP ‘Opening’ through Nice Music in January 2020.

Michael McNab - Photo credit: Josh Wells Photography

Michael McNab is a drummer, percussionist and artist working in rock, experimental music and performance. He plays drums in the band Adore, improvises with EPS foam boxes as contact amplifiers of percussion and found materials, performs “suburban rituals” with small visual objects and speakers, and repurposes the web browser as an instrument, using multiple youtube tabs to arrange collages of pop, club, rap and other musics under the alias “Listening Labour”. This performance will be a live execution of one of those collages.

Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung - Caleb Colledge

Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung is a composer/musician who works within concert and installation settings, investigating the possibilities inside intimate sonic and social spaces. She is interested in ideas of listening, resonance, tuning, environment, sharing and communication. She also plays the Erhu and has developed an extended practice for this instrument. An active member of the experimental/improvised music scene in Australia, Jasmin has also shared her work in Europe, China and North America. She is the 2021/2022 Pathfinders Associate Artist for the Australian Art Orchestra and is currently living in Naarm/Melbourne.

New North is Narrm’s (Melbourne) newest platform for local musicians who push boundaries in their areas of practice, situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We empower artists and audiences to try the untried, experience the new, and expand conceptions of the possibilities of sound.

Ambitious ideas need space and opportunity to reach their fullest expression. Through concert presentations, commissions and community initiatives, New North aims to support and celebrate innovation from Melbourne’s extraordinary musicians and sound artists, both established and emerging.

New North’s inaugural 2021 series is presented in partnership with Brunswick Mechanics Institute, a centre for experimental performance managed and curated by Next Wave. New North is supported by Australia Council for the Arts.

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Three soloists representing diverse sonic and audio-visual practices are brought together in an intimate space. Jasmin Leung, Michael McNab, and Maria Moles weave their deep and personal explorations into resonance and bodies (human and acoustic) into multi-sensory fabric, enchanting for listeners of all kinds.

Thu 10 Mar
Brunswick Mechanics
Tickets: LINK HERE

Presented by New North as part of Brunswick Music Festival.

(VIC)

Maria Moles is a Naarm/Melbourne based drummer/composer. Her solo percussion performances draw on ideas from the Kulintang music of the Philippines and contemporary electronic production to weave hypnotic webs from layers of unmetered pulse that slowly undergo subtle textural transformations.

She has performed and collaborated with some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including Anthony Pateras, Jim Denley, Lucas Abela, Jenny Barnes, Scott Tinkler, Carolyn Connors, The Australian Art Orchestra, James Rushford and Dave Brown, and is the drummer for Jaala, Ajak Kwai, Jonnine (HTRK), and Doroth. Maria’s debut EP ‘Mondo Flockard’ was released in 2016 through Perth label Tonelist, and she released her solo LP ‘Opening’ through Nice Music in January 2020.

(VIC)

Michael McNab is a drummer, percussionist and artist working in rock, experimental music and performance. He plays drums in the band Adore, improvises with EPS foam boxes as contact amplifiers of percussion and found materials, performs “suburban rituals” with small visual objects and speakers, and repurposes the web browser as an instrument, using multiple youtube tabs to arrange collages of pop, club, rap and other musics under the alias “Listening Labour”. This performance will be a live execution of one of those collages.

(VIC)

Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung is a composer/musician who works within concert and installation settings, investigating the possibilities inside intimate sonic and social spaces. She is interested in ideas of listening, resonance, tuning, environment, sharing and communication. She also plays the Erhu and has developed an extended practice for this instrument. An active member of the experimental/improvised music scene in Australia, Jasmin has also shared her work in Europe, China and North America. She is the 2021/2022 Pathfinders Associate Artist for the Australian Art Orchestra and is currently living in Naarm/Melbourne.

New North is Narrm’s (Melbourne) newest platform for local musicians who push boundaries in their areas of practice, situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We empower artists and audiences to try the untried, experience the new, and expand conceptions of the possibilities of sound.

Ambitious ideas need space and opportunity to reach their fullest expression. Through concert presentations, commissions and community initiatives, New North aims to support and celebrate innovation from Melbourne’s extraordinary musicians and sound artists, both established and emerging.

New North’s inaugural 2021 series is presented in partnership with Brunswick Mechanics Institute, a centre for experimental performance managed and curated by Next Wave. New North is supported by Australia Council for the Arts.

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Above:
  1. Michael McNab - Photo credit: Josh Wells Photography