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Final weekend of Next Wave Festival 2016

Final weekend of Next Wave Festival 2016

It’s the final week of Next Wave Festival 2016 we thank all the artists who have already delivered their generous performances, and to everyone that’s made it along so far. If you haven’t had the chance to see anything yet, what are you waiting for?! There are more performance works opening their seasons this week, as well as a whole host of performances, exhibitions and discursive works both IRL and online that continue through until this Sunday 22 May. Here’s what’s happening in this epic final week of Next Wave Festival 2016.


Opens Tue 17 May | BlaaQ Catt | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sun 22 May **SOLD OUT**

Opens Tue 17 May | Desert Body Creep | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sun 22 May

Opens Tue 17 May | [MIS]CONCEIVE | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sun 22 May

Opens Wed 18 May | Admission into the Everyday Sublime | Arts House | Until Sun 22 May

From Fri 20 May | The Second Woman | ACMI | Until Sat 21 May



Passing | Northcote Town Hall | Until Wed 18 May

Algorithmic Misfits | RMIT Design Hub| Until Sat 21 May

Mummy Dearest | Arts House | Until Sat 21 May

Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About | Northcote Uniting Church | Until Sat 21 May

Angkot Alien | A secret CBD location | Until Sun 22 May **SOLD OUT**

The Horse | Arts House | Until Sun 22 May

Visual Art


Arrival of the Rajah | Abbotsford Convent | Until Fri 20 May

Blaksland and Lawless | Across Melbourne | Free

Decolonist | West Space | Free | Until Sat 4 Jun

Far From Here | Meat Market | Free | Until Sun 22 May

The Fraud Complex | West Space | Free | Until Sat 4 Jun

One Million Views | North Melbourne shopfronts | Free | Until Sat 21 May

shadow sites | Centre for Contemporary Photography and National Storage Collingwood | Free | Until Sun 22 May

Shadows on the hill | Around Melbourne | Until Sat 21 May

Sisters Akousmatica | Signal | Free | Until Sat 21 May

Still I Rise | Blak Dot Gallery | Free | Until Sun 22 May

Something Less | Meat Market | Free | Until Sun 22 May

Telltale | Arts Project Australia | Free | Until Sat 11 Jun

Ua numi le fau opening | Gertrude Contemporary | Free | Until Sat 18 Jun

Talks and workshops

Wed 18 May

1pm | Dale Harding ‘Cultural Safety as Research Methodology’ as part of Ua numi le fau | Monash University Art Design and Architecture, Caulfield | Free

6pm | Only Truth symposium, as part of Algorithmic Misfits| RMIT Design Hub| $10

Thu 19 May

1pm | Arrival of the Rajah Artist Talk | Abbotsford Convent| Free

2pm | Indigenous Language Workshop | Northcote Town Hall | Free **SOLD OUT**

Sat 21 May

2pm | Telltale Artist Talk | Arts Project Australia| Free

3pm | Decolonist Artist Talk and Meditation | West Space| Free

4.30pm | BlaaQ Catt Artist Talk | Northcote Town Hall| Free

Sun 22 May

5pm | Through Love: Five Feminist Perspectives | Private Home in Melbourne CBD | Free **SOLD OUT**


Closing Party | Sat May 21, 7pm-1am | The Toff in Town | Free
Featuring Andee Frost (The House de Frost), Misty Nights, Banoffee and Rainbow ConnectionRSVP on Facebook.

Also, don’t forget the Festival Club | The Toff in Town | Free
The Toff in Town is your late-night destination during Next Wave Festival 2016.


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.

Separating Hydrogen From Air: A Primer | Arts House and other Festival venues | Free
This project explores the fugitive nature of legacy and influence and attempts to address the scarcity of archival material faced by researchers of performative or ephemeral practices.