What’s On

See what’s on from our base in Brunswick and beyond ↓

Co-devised by Belinda Locke, Joseph Stewart and Amanda Lever with Anna Seymour (creative development 2019-2020).

Director Belinda Locke uses performance to unearth invisible challenges that people face in their lives every day. Drawing from anonymous submissions about real-life experiences, Under My Tongue delves into the politics of connection, the aesthetics of access, and the unseen aspects of people’s identities, histories, and emotional lives.

The performance season (18-23 July) is complemented by a full takeover of Brunswick Mechanics Institute curated by Belinda Locke in celebration of Disability Pride Month.

We invite you to join us throughout Disability Pride Month to watch, listen, explore and contemplate your own relationship to the invisible challenges that surround us and those you experience yourself.

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MaggZ, Producer in Residence

Hosted by MaggZ, David Prakash and Oliver Le and supported by the World + focus group and mentors – The World + Event foregrounds multisensory approach, to explore and unpack the essences of street dance battles and the notion of world-building as the underpinning conceptual frameworks. The World + Event is the culmination of the co-design and lab processes.

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Sat 6 May, Brunswick Mechanics
Wed 1 – Fri 31 Mar | Brunswick Mechanics
Fri 17 — Sun 19 Mar | Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre (PICA)
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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  5. Image: Dead Ends and Detours Bruno Booth. Photo: Duncan Wright (2022)

  6. Image credit: “Cthuluscene” (2023), Megan Beckwith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

  7. Image credit: “Cthuluscene” (2023), Megan Beckwith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

  8. Image: Courtesy of the artist (2021)

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  13. Image: Saluhan x Next Wave presents: Radical Hospitality – Kain Na Tayo! Photography: MJ Flamiano. Art Direction: Catherine Ortega-Sandow

  14. Image: Saluhan x Next Wave presents: Radical Hospitality – Kain Na Tayo! Photography: MJ Flamiano. Art Direction: Catherine Ortega-Sandow

To pitch a tent, to pull it back down

Thu 4 May – 14 May 12pm-8pm
Opening night Fri 5 May, 7.30pm

An experiment in collaboration, this exhibition makes physical some of the ideas, approaches, and conceptual binds we have been thinking through and working around as part of Next Wave’s TIDAL research commission. It presents new individual work informed and shaped by our time together, forced into being in close proximity, and co-inhabiting shared physical and conceptual space. This work is about language, mapping, and the power in withholding or sharing knowledge; of artmaking and the sacred, and what it means to relate to a place in shifting times. Of our gratitude for swamps and wetlands and soggy football fields, and our love for the drainage systems beneath our cities.

Aaron Claringbold, Eliki Reade, Jack Mitchell, and Rebecca McCauley are artists whose work and lives intersect with a shared interest and appreciation for bodies of water, and socially engaged work that confronts and enriches understandings of place. Coming from various positionalities; including Nyungar, kailoma-Fijian, and English/settler descendent ancestry; they have previously worked collaboratively in pairs.

Working across storytelling, photography, sound and live art, they have individually and collaboratively shown work, including with Due West (Resistance Transmission, 2019), Next Wave (Leisuretime I, 2022), Adelaide Contemporary Experimental, CCP, Hillvale, and Dead End Film Festival; sat on committees for SEVENTH and KINGS Artist Run; and been part of programs such as Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program, RMIT’s Photo Futures Lab, the Creators Fund, and Footscray Community Arts’s Emerging Cultural Leaders Program.

TIDAL is supported through the City of Melbourne Arts and Creative Investment Program.


The Norla Dome is accessible via a seperate entrance along Flinders St, and also has a wheelchair accessible and gender neutral toilet. There are some steps throughout the ground floor of the building, and we have portable ramps to access those spaces.

Please direct specific inquiries to info@missiontoseafarers.com.au

TIDAL & Radical Hospitality is supported by City of Melbourne, Mission to Seafarers & Centre for Projection Art.

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