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Continuing exhibitions

Continuing exhibitions

Next Wave Festival 2016 may be over, but there are still some exhibitions continuing over the next few weeks. Catch them before they’re gone!

Katie West, Decolonist

How can we undo the damage done by colonialism? What could it mean for us as individuals? Through reflecting on the impact of colonisation upon her sense of self as an Aboriginal woman, Katie West has developed her own method of decolonisation. Decolonist is a space to experience West’s personal meditation practice, where breathing out the traumas of colonisation and breathing in a decolonised state of mind can give life to philosophy and action that might dominate a new decolonised Australian reality. Read more.

West Space | Until  Sat Jun 4 | Free

The Fraud Complex, curated by Johnson+Thwaites

Featuring Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (WA), Hany Armanious (NSW), Tully Arnot (NSW), Bindi Cole (VIC), Megan Cope (Quandamooka/VIC), Beth Dillon (NSW), Sara Morawetz (NSW/USA), Técha Noble (NSW/GER), Yoshua Okón (MEX) and Tyza Stewart (QLD)

At a time when self-help books compel us to accept and express ‘our true selves,’ The Fraud Complex showcases the ways in which eleven artists approach the polar binary of authentic/fake, as it plays out in everyday life. Read more.

West Space | Until  Sat Jun 4 | Free

Telltale, curated by Justin Hinder & Anna Louise Richardson

Featuring Richard Lewer & Eden Menta, Paul Hodges & Georgina Cue, Katherine Hattam & Megan Sloan, Kate Knight & Kate Just, Mark Smith & Chili Philly (VIC)

is a writing and exhibition project centred on a narrative conceived by ten artists, written by Justin Hinder and explored over a series of collaborative workshops and studio sessions. In pairs, the artists have created a suite of works including painting, ceramics, video and drawing, that interpret and respond to the stories built up around the mythical hotel Telltale Grande, where some guests are destined to stay forever. Read more.

Arts Project Australia | Until Sat 11 Jun | Free

Ua numi le fau, curated by Léuli Eshraghi

Featuring Atong Atem (SSD/VIC), Dale Harding (Bidjara/ Ghungalu/Garingbal/QLD), Yuki Kihara (SAM/JPN/NZ), Carlos Motta (COL/USA), Frédéric Nauczyciel (FRA), Mandy Nicholson (Wurundjeri/VIC), Megan Cope (Quandamooka/VIC) and Robbie Thorpe (Gunnai/VIC)

Six leading local and international artists draw on resurgent First Nations and diasporic knowledges in Ua numi le fau, an exhibition project asserting sovereign futures through performance video, photography and textiles. Read more.

Gertrude Contemporary | Until Sat 18 Jun | Free


24 MAY | 6pm | 60 min
Screening + Q&A with Frédéric Nauczyciel, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Free, open to all

25 MAY | 1pm | 60 min
MADA Artforum, G104, Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA), 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East
Frédéric Nauczyciel
Free, open to all

26 MAY | 12.30pm | 60 min
VCA Artforum, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, 254 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Léuli Eshraghi & Frédéric Nauczyciel
Free, open to all


Our disappearing present | Online at | Free
Demonstrating a possible structure for our online world that sidesteps corporate control, this project is deliberately fleeting. Instructions here.

Ships in the night | Online here
Ships in the night is a series of love letters between artworks floating in a festival. At Next Wave Festival 2016, Kelly Fliedner presented a program of readings and texts that found relations between works that, at first, seemed incongruous,  but ended up creating new relationships between different works. Listen to the podcasts here.

Separating Hydrogen From Air: A Primer | Online here
Separating Hydrogen From Air: A Primer captures an unofficial history of Next Wave Festival 2016 by documenting and sharing the recommendations of its artists via a reading room, website and print publication. Visit the website.

Worm Hole | Online here
Worm Hole expands the possibilities of Next Wave Festival 2016 – the works, the themes and the conversations around them. It makes room for what’s missing, around corners and edges (maybe in different galaxies).  These poems, essays, images, videos and songs swarm across the Festival, growing in magnitude as more pieces are added, but remaining permeable, opening up infinite relations and new kinds of knowledges. Visit Worm Hole.