The Sphere visits Sydney


The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (GACPS) is on a diplomatic mission to Artereal Gallery, Sydney this month, presenting artefacts from the NWF 2012 exhibition. Conceived as an embassy for a fictional pan-Asian empire, GACPS explores the duality of the artists’ cultural legacy as Australians of both Western and Asian heritage. Works from the exhibition display the complexities and challenges of identity, forming a bizarre and humorous take on the clash between traditional cultures and contemporary globalised culture.


Image: Sam Ackroyd

fifteen weaves into Brisbane Festival


Liesel Zink’s fifteen, developed as part of Kickstart and presented at NWF 2012, will be weaving through a new audience in Brisbane this September. Featuring as part of Under the Radar at Brisbane Festival, fifteen brings fluid choreography to an unusual stage – the space between commuters in rush hour pedestrian traffic. Immersed in a live mixed-audio soundtrack, the audience will see a performance emerge and fade among the crowd inching their way home through Brisbane’s Queen Street mall from 7-15 September.


Image: Tom Teutenberg

Knock on the sky @ Biennale of Sydney


NWF 2012 Artist Tiffany Singh storms Sydney with her new work Knock on the sky listen to the sound on now as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Drawing on ceremonial materials and ritual practices, the work builds on Singh’s philosophies and practice, making the sky above Pier 2/3 a musical, sacred space. Audiences are invited to revisit the work in August and take the chimes on a personal pilgrimage home and finally to a dedicated space on Cockatoo Island.

27 June – 16 September
Pier 2/3
13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay


Image: Zoe Scoglio

Shifting Ground @ Meat Market


Arts House Meat Market gets geological later this month with Shifting Ground, an installation/performance work by NW Alumnus Zoe Scoglio. The boundaries between human and rock fall away in this new work as physical transformations mirror our own transformations, exploring the idea that all forms are temporal and metamorphic. Sights and sounds map a journey from the cosmic to the concrete, reminding us all of the ephemeral nature of our reign at the top.

19-22 July
Arts House Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne



Not sure which Day Pass is for you?


We’re here to help! We’ll be profiling day passes in the lead up to the festival to help you find your match.

Day Pass 2 on Sunday 20 May is all hit, no quit. Begin your Sunday with coffee and ideas about the role of artists at Breakfast Club, with special guest Cat Jones. Then venture down to Mission to Seafarers, one of Docklands oldest and most discreet landmarks, where Hull  artists have created a series of installations responding to time and place. From the Mission you’ll mosey on down to the ‘docks’ where empty industrial apartments are juxtaposed by Joseph L Griffiths’ organically crafted Shelters and then it’s off to the other side of the real docks at Footscray Community Arts Centre for PHYSICAL FRACTALS, a thrilling new dance work by Natalie Abbott. From Footscray you’ll ride the rails to North Melbourne Town Hall to see the rich, other-worldly Wintering, inspired by choreographer Aimee Smith’s travels to the Arctic. It all wraps up at Wake up and wait for the sun to rise, Next Wave’s art club at West Space – a daily meeting place for performance, parties and conversation. Plus, a unique treat: your Ringleader for Day Pass 2 is the incomparable Beau McCafferty, former Independent Arts Manager of Melbourne Fringe. At $45 full/$35 concession, we reckon that’s a pretty sweet deal.


WAKE UP: At The Request of Carl Sagan

Applespiel believe that Next Wave should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the festival is out, of sending someone to the stars and returning them safely to the earth. No single space project in this festival will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space-based theatre, and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.

Take a journey into the known and unknown.


WAKE UP: Th¿nk³

Are you thinking? Have you ever really thought? We think. At Th¿nk³ we have reinvented thought for the 21st century human. Come join master thinkers Charlie and Tully as they think about thought. At Th¿nk³ we have your think efficiency covered. Th¿nk³ is a space for you to think and a service for you to materialize your thoughts. Inventions while-u-wait

At Th¿nk³ we think… cubed