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Middle Weekend of Next Wave Festival 2016

Middle Weekend of Next Wave Festival 2016

We’re almost half way through Next Wave Festival 2016 and have already seen some amazing shows. We hope you got to see the ones you wanted but remember – if you didn’t, book in now as tickets are selling. Here are some exhibitions and performances opening this week/end, and one-off events that are not to be missed.


From Wed 11 May | A-97 | ACMI | 5 Days Only!
An operatic imagining of what it would mean if the year 1997 never ended.

From Wed 11 May| Camel | Arts House | 5 Days Only!
All fired up with nowhere to go, Camel is an ardently futilitarian protest performance without agenda.

From Thu 12 May | Algorithmic Misfits | RMIT Design Hub| Until Sat 21 May
Algorithmic Misfits introduces audience members to professionals on both sides of the internet privacy war in a multi-site performance.

From Thu 12 May | The Horse | Arts House | Until Sun 22 May
Traversing scales, spectrums, land, Earth and the universe, Dylan Sheridan makes the impossible possible: playing the galaxy; hearing the stars in this performance.

From Thu 12 May | Passing | Northcote Town Hall | Until Wed 18 May
PASSING combines Amrita Hepi’s hip-hop prowess and background in contemporary dance with Jahra Wasasala’s grounded and ritualistic choreographic style to create a physical dialogue between two daughters of diaspora.

From Thu 12 May | Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About | Northcote Uniting Church | Until Sat 21 May
Forging a new mode of composition and music making, Relating to… is musician and composer Megan Clune’s exploration of performance and space.


Ecosexual Bathhouse | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria | until Sat 14 May

GROUND CONTROL | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sat 14 May

The Voices of Joan of Arc | Northcote Town Hall | Until Sat 14 May

Sedih//Sunno | Arts House | until Sun 15 May **SOLD OUT**

Mummy Dearest | Arts House | Until Sat 21 May

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

Visual Art


Thu 12 May, 6pm-8pm | Far From Here | Meat Market | Free
A video installation of cinematic proportions, Claire Robertson leads the viewer through large-scale, multi-channel projections that capture uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps of the Pilbara Region.

Thu 12 May, 6pm-8pm | Something Less | Meat Market | Free
Something Less is an unmistakably Tasmania-centric collaborative exhibition and publishing project that breaks open the narrative of Tasmanian history and mythology, and its place in the Australian national psyche.


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

Blaksland and Lawless | Across Melbourne | Free

Decolonist | West Space | Free | Until Sat 4 Jun

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

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

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

Talks, walks and workshops

Wed 11 May

12pm | Indigenous Language Workshop | Abbotsford Convent

Thu 12 May

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

Fri 13 May

2pm | Ships in the Night reading | Meat Market | Free

Sat 14 May

12pm | Arrival of the Rajah Performance | Abbotsford Convent | Free

2pm | Still I Rise Artist Talk | Blak Dot Gallery | Free

6pm | Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About  live event | Northcote Uniting Church | Free

Sun 15 May

4pm | Far From Here artist talk | Meat Market | Free


FEMPRE$$ | Sun May 15, 7pm-1am | Howler | $15
Featuring SOVTRAX (VIC), SEZZO (QLD), Busty Beatz (QLD), Amrita Amrita (NSW) and guest MCs

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.

From Thu 5 May | Separating Hydrogen From Air: A Primer | Arts House | 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.