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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: Veils

Wed 8 Jun
7.30pm
📍 Brunswick Mechanics, 270 Sydney Road Brunswick
$15/$20
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Next Wave welcomes back friends and experimental music collective, New North for their fifth concert, Veils.

Behind the veil is a silhouette, a landscape obscured, a hidden truth, a silent presence. New North presents an evening of exploratory music that revels in mysterious processes beneath the surface. 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.

New North offer complimentary tickets to those who can’t afford entry. To arrange a complimentary ticket, please send an email with your name and the phrase ‘COMP’ to info@newnorthmusic.online.

Artist Bios

Reuben Lewis
ARIA nominated improviser/composer/producer Rueben Lewis performs music from his debut solo record, ‘The House is Empty’. Using a deceptive mix of trumpet, electronics, field recordings and synthesisers to create “a vivid listening experience that gleams with sinister detail ”(The Wire), Reuben plays on our expectations and unravels all semblance of familiar form to deliver a moving sonic experience that “is beyond category” (The Australian).

Cat Hope is a composer and performer who creates music that is conceptually driven, in animated graphic scores formats for acoustic / electronic combinations and improvisations. Her music is characterised by aleatoric elements, drone, noise and glissandi as well as an ongoing fascination with low frequency sound that threads through all her creative work.

“one of Australia’s most exciting and individual creative voices…a remarkable composer.” — Gramaphone Magazine UK, 2017.

Jenny Barnes is a vocalist dedicated to improvisation. Her practice had been an inquiry driven by extricating vocal sounds from linguistic meaning. Examining and mimicking recordings of mammals, domestic pets and birds to achieve an extensive and diverse vocal capacity. She’d then study the rhythmic cadences and pitch modulations of language and apply her findings to musical contexts.

For the past 7 years Jenny has been practicing listening for what and who she cannot hear and why? She explores the subjectivity of power through her improvisatory practice as she deeply believes playing improvised music equips her with the skills and insight to respond well, with integrity, strength and care in critical situations.

About New North

New North is Melbourne’s newest platform for local musicians who push boundaries in their areas of practice. We empower artists and audiences to try the untried, experience the new, and expand conceptions of the possibilities of sound. New North is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Moreland.

Accessibility

Wheelchair icon Brunswick Mechanics is a wheelchair accessible venue.

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 hello@nextwave.org.au

Please contact Stacy Jewell for assistance buying tickets via stacy@nextwave.org.au.

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

Above:
  1. Image: Jenny Barnes. Courtesy of the artist