Events

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

Tuesday 4 June, Brunswick Mechanics

Sonic Travellers seeks to discover shared connections between sonic pasts and presents, exploring regional affinities between Australia and Southeast Asia.

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Saturday 29 June, Brunswick Mechanics

Xiaole will present a ‘live anthology’ for narrator, percussion, violin, electronics and narrator—a musical setting of a collection of poems exploring the collision between music and language.

Get tickets to New North Concert 15

Archive

24–25 May, Melbourne and Brunswick

The 2024 LAB program considers Next Wave’s past, present and future – with a focus on intergenerational knowledge sharing and creative responses to notions of collectivism, preservation and care – culminating in a future-focused 40th birthday party.

Browse the program on the All School website

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.

Get tickets to Across the Ocean

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.

Get tickets to (nexus)

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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  1. Deep Soulful Sweats at Castlemaine State Festival, photo by Keelan O’Hehir


Ubuntu Magazine

Thurs 3 Aug
6 - 9pm
📍 Footscray Community Arts

$10 General Admission, $5 Concession, $0 No One Turned Away
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The Ubuntu Magazine launch is a meeting of philosophy, culture and community held at Footscray Community Arts. We invite you to join us in celebrating the official launch of ‘Ubuntu’ with food, drinks and conversation.

Drawing from the Bantu ideology of Ubuntu - “I am because we are” - Producer in Residence Leigh Lule has crafted and curated a platform for community-focused creatives. The first Ubuntu magazine issue features the creative works of Daniel Temesgen, Natasha Hertanto, Sarah Iman, Navaal Saeed, Amarachi Logo and Suzie Wang through a multimedia lens.

Ubuntu is an online, interactive magazine that embraces multimedia; where an audio-series can sit right in-between a playscript and an interactive illustration. With a focus on art, culture and history, Ubuntu platforms the work of young, emerging and mid-career creatives throughout the wider Melbourne area. Engaging and collaborating with varied practices and disciplines, the magazine includes artist features and interviews, alongside newly commissioned audio, visual and written works.

To explore the digital magazine and its works in full → Ubuntu Magazine

Schedule

6pm – Doors Open & Light Refreshments
6.30pm – Acknowledgment & Introduction
6.35pm – Digital Magazine Showcase
7pm – Banquet Dinner by sogobri + DJ Set by Mothafunk
9pm – Event Finishes

Artist Bios

Natasha Hertanto (she/her) is a Chinese-Indonesian writer, public speaker, and educator based in Naarm. Her work can be found on Kill Your Darlings, ABC, Australian Multilingual Project, Archer & more. Her short stories are part of the anthologies ‘Everything All At Once’ (Ultimo Press, 2021) and ‘New Australian Fiction 2023’ (Kill Your Darlings, 2023). @natashahertanto

Navaal Saeed (he/him) is an emerging film photographer, focused on sharing diasporic experiences, stories, and perspectives as a way of reconciling his own. He is entranced and empowered by various mediums, from contemporary editorials and conceptual shoots, to music and cinematography. @navsaeed

Amarachi Okorom (she/her) is a Nigerian born Igbo actor, spoken word artist, and emerging playwright based in Melbourne. She completed a residency with Lonely Company (2020), and was a part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s First Stage program (2021). Her play ‘Akaraka’ was shortlisted for the 2021 Griffin Award. @amarxchi_

Daniel Temesgen (he/him) is a photographer based in Naarm. His recent photography series include, ‘SEA OF HOPE’, ‘Brotherhood’, and ‘Mother’. He has worked with several brands, including New Balance, Hype DC, Chivas, Manchester United, Asics Foot Locker, Adidas, Football Australia and Tourism Tasmania. His work has previously been featured in RUSSH Magazine and Vogue Australia. @stillsbydaniel

Sarah Iman (she/they) is a first-generation Malaysian/Australian Muslim artist raised in the western suburbs of Naarm. Holding a Diploma in Theatre Arts and currently in their last year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) course at the Victorian College of the Arts, Sarah has worked in various creative fields from radio and broadcast presenting to community theatre. @_itsarah

Suzie Wang/俊俏 (they/them) is an artist based in North Fitzroy, who primarily makes illustrative art inspired by feelings of child-like wonder and their Chinese heritage. Playing with different mediums is an integral part of their art practice. Suzie has also been a part of organising events prioritising queer/trans BIPOC people and highlighting local DJs and performers. @jun888qiao

The Producer in Residence and Creative Leadership programs are generously supported by VicHealth through their Future Healthy initiatives.

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  1. Who are you? by Daniel Temesgen (2023)
    Image description: A photograph of a woman with tan skin and long, dark-brown and wavy hair. She faces the camera with a neutral expression and stands in front of a tall maple tree, surrounded by green and orange leaves.