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Upcoming Events


Sunday Salon - Drowning Not Waving

September 29, 2019

Join us in a wood carving session, facilitated by New Wayfinders and Pacific Climate Warriors, as they share stories and highlight the realities of climate change and some of the work being done on the frontlines as resistance, as they share the spirit “we are not drowning, we are fighting”.

Light snacks will be provided, children are welcome and bookings are essential.

Presented as part of Go Deeper, Wyndham Art Gallery's Engagement Program. This Sunday Salon is in conjunction with Drowning Not Waving Exhibition.

New Wayfinders is a community collective that serves as a platform for aspiring, emerging, and established Oceanic diaspora artists; creating opportunities, connections, workshops, and networks within Narrm and abroad.

350 Pacific is a youth led grassroots network working with communities to fight climate change from the Pacific Islands.

350 Pacific works with organisers across 15 Pacific Island nations to highlight the vulnerabilities of our island countries to climate change while showcasing our strength and resilience as a people. We work through existing networks and with a range of partner organisations who share in our vision for the Pacific and the planet.

350 Pacific has organised, and facilitated workshops to educate and empower youth in the region, we have organised days of action to raise awareness and we have participated in the UN climate negotiations. Now, we are mobilising the warriors of the Pacific Islands to challenge the fossil fuel industry.


Workshops: Insurge

October 2, 2019

To celebrate the Insurge exhibition opening for Melbourne Fringe, we are hosting a free, one-day workshop series for Pasifika and Indigenous young people aged 15 - 23 years with spoken-word artists and activists, Grace Vanilau and Jacynta Fuamatu.

- Where: Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Hwy. Moorabbin (wheelchair accessible venue)
- When: Wednesday 2 October, 10am - 3pm
- This event is for Pasifika and Indigenous young people aged 15 - 23 years.
- Free, places limited. Lunch is provided.
**RSVP by Monday 23 September with dietary requirements - michelle.james@kingston.vic.gov.au or (03) 9556 4462.**

Spoken Word Workshop facilitated by Grace Vanilau

‘Upu’ - is the Samoan term for word.

The authority and energy we give to a word or a thought, can shift our lens and provide a powerful understanding of how we can navigate and manifest our dreams into lived realities.

In celebration of the 2019 Year of Indigenous languages - ‘Upu’ will encourage participants to explore their worlds and identities through language, oratory, cultural values and beliefs. Transforming their stories into a spoken word performance piece or poem.

Pacific Climate Warriors Storytelling Workshop facilitated by Jacynta Fuamatu

The power of storytelling can be as big as our imagination allows. The most empowering stories that are told about climate action are from communities who are living at the frontlines of its impacts. Frontline truths are real stories told by real people in their own words and in their own way. This is a tool used by the Pacific Climate Warriors who have inspired change in the movement.

There are many ways to tell a great story, this workshop will give you the tools to practice sharing your story.

If you knew your story could influence change in your community, would you be willing to share it?
'Insurge' is presented by New Wayfinders and curated by Isabella Whāwhai Waru at Kingston Arts Centre Galleries. 'Insurge' features new work by visual, sound, and performance artists of Oceanic descent, commissioned by Kingston Arts for Melbourne Fringe.


ANNOUNCEMNT: Next Wave Festival 2020

May 2020

We're part of Next Wave! We've been quiet for the last few months, but New Wayfinders (NWF) are excited to share that we have joined the line up for Next Wave Festival's (NWF) 2020 iteration - 'A Government of Artists'. We look forward to sharing more details in the program launch early next year