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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: The Power of Community and Vulnerability

Thu Jun 16
6pm–7:30pm
📍 Glenroy Community Hub, Room 3, 50 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy VIC 3046
Free
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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.

Talking through how they’ve been guided by creative responses to social, economic and industry pressures, such as doing less, and will touch on what it means to engender care & responsibility to yourself, your creative team, and to your audience.

Artist Bios

Speakers:
Roberta Joy Rich
Born on Wathaurong country (Geelong, Australia), Roberta Joy Rich is a multi-disciplinary artist who seeks to re-frame archives and histories, responding to constructs of “race” and gender identity. Often referencing her own diaspora southern African identity and experiences, she utilises language, archives and sometimes satire, in her video, installation and mixed media projects. Roberta draws from various knowledge systems within socio-political, historical and popular culture, to engage with notions of “authenticity”, with the aim of deconstructing colonial modalities and proposals of self-determination within her arts practice.

Ngioka Bunda-Heath
Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi from Queensland (matrilineal); and Birrpai from New South Wales (patrilineal). She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts as the first Aboriginal woman to graduate in her field. Ngioka has been awarded the 2021-2022 Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship and Residency at the Victorian College of the Arts. She worked for Bangarra Dance Theatre in “Rekindling” their youth education program, and is the First Peoples Partnership Coordinator at Chunky Move. Ngioka has performed in works by the esteemed independent choreographers Mariaa Randall, Amrita Hepi, Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen. Ngioka’s choreographic work includes Blood Quantum (2019), Birrpai (2021), and Bridge (2022).

Mira Oosterweghel
Mira Oosterweghel is an artist living and working on the stolen lands of the people of the Kulin Nations. Selected exhibitions include: Objects for ruminant restraint, 2019 at Bus Projects; Figuratively Speaking, 2018 curated by Laura Lantieri at CCP; Fake it til you make it or you’ve got the power, 2017 at TCB Art Inc; Primavera 2016, curated by Emily McCormack at the MCA, Sydney; Screen as a Room, 2016 curated by Nikki Lam at the Substation, Melbourne.

Host:
Shantel Wetheral
Shantel is a Next Wave Board Member, Writer and Host of Hey Aunty! podcast. Her writing about culture and change has been featured in Guardian Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Voices. She hosts wonderful nuanced conversations at events like Photo 2021 and The Wheeler Centre’s Broadly Speaking and works with organisations to integrate community and change their understanding of where they are and where they can go.

Accessibility

Auslan interpretting This event will be Auslan interpretted.

Wheelchair icon Glenroy Community Hub is a wheelchair accessible venue.

  • Quiet Space Available

  • Assistance Animal Welcome

The venue is pram accessible and includes 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 Glenroy Community Hub

We’re gathering at Glenroy Community Hub in Room 3, located at 50 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy, 22 min drive from Melbourne Central.

By Train
Catch the Craigieburn Line train from Melbourne Central Station to Glenroy Train Station, then a 8-minute stroll.
Glenroy Train Station is a level access station.

Parking
There is free available parking at the venue.

By Bicycle
Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the building.

Making it in Moreland, Arts Moreland’s FREE workshop and talks 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 curated by Next Wave in partnership with Moreland City Council; all events are free and held in-person at various venues across Moreland.

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

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