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

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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