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Next Wave Festival 2020: A Government of Artists

2020

As COVID-19 / Coronavirus raises many concerns globally and within this sector, our involvement in Next Wave Festival 2020 will shift too. Whilst we are sad that the work we have been planning for a year now will inevitably change, we are grateful for the wise action taken.

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Next Wave Festival 2020: To Go Forward Slowly and Very Gently 

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

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New Wayfinders Podcast Channel

February 2-3, 2019

Developed with the guidance of Anja Kanngieser at SIGNAL Arts Hub. New Wayfinders sat a 2 day community workshop to develop members skills in producing and delivering podcasts. Two pilots were released with more to come. Stay tuned!

More info at https://anjakanngieser.com/

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Art + Healing, Curating our Families

By Yasbelle Kerkow

UnProjects 12.2, November, 24, 2018

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Back Home

By Ella Benore Rowe

UnProject 12.2, November, 24, 2018

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Runway Conversations - "QUEERING OCEANS" Review: Blak-Queer Futurism at Artspace, Cadi (Sydney).

April 24, 2018

By Talei Luscia

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Vault Magazine Issue 20 - Margins: "Collective Soul"

November 3, 2017

By Roj Amedi

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Digital Writers' Festival 2018 - "Collectives and Community with Areej Nur, Kate ten Buuren and Alec Reade"

October 12, 2017

Our guest host for this episode is the multi-talented Areej Nur, co-founder of Still Nomads African artist collective. Areej is joined by Kate ten Buuren of This Mob Aboriginal artist collective and Alec Reade of New Wayfinders Pasifika artist collective. Together, they discussed community, creativity, and collective strength.

Kate ten Buuren is a young Taungurung artist and filmmaker, whose driving force is building confidence throughout her community. Find out more about This Mob here: www.facebook.com/thismob/

Areej Nur is a radio producer, presenter and trainer. She is the co-founder and curator of African artist collective and organisation, Still Nomads. Find out more about Still Nomads here: www.facebook.com/stillnomads/

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Announcements

Next Wave Festival 2020: A Government of Artists

2020

As COVID-19 / Coronavirus raises many concerns globally and within this sector, our involvement in Next Wave Festival 2020 will shift too. Whilst we are sad that the work we have been planning for a year now will inevitably change, we are grateful for the wise action taken. A word from their team below.

"Next Wave will not go ahead in May in its planned form.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, artists and extended community has driven this decision. We acknowledge that these are unique circumstances and that the impact to our sector and independent artists is unprecedented.

Within the framework of a Government of Artists, we will support our artists to reflect, experiment, make and present responsive work. We’ll let you know what this looks like in the coming weeks.

During this time, please take care and look after yourselves and each other (from a distance...).

Love,
Next Wave ❤️"

Next Wave Festival 2020: To Go Forward Slowly and Very Gently 

May 2020

Inspired by the Samoan phrase Fai fai lemu, “Going forward slowly and very gently” asks audiences to slow right down and contemplate the severity of their actions.  

  

This show is about Reclaiming the past and inhabiting the present as Pacific people living in displaced contexts. In this exhibition four Oceanic artists from the New Wayfinders collective will present works that draw on their intergenerational experiences of Indigenous knowledge sharing through oral traditions.  


Oral histories have shaped communities and strengthened peoples responsibility in sustaining cultural practices.  


This exhibition presents new works by Siva Samoa dancer Florence Folole Tupuola interogating unique role that pacific young people living in Australia have in communicating climate urgency. Samoan painter Peter Lemalu examines the discipline and responsibility of working in the realm of our ancestors. Master bilum weaver from Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea Vicki Kinai is looking at a historical point of first contact for her village in Mt Hagen PNG. Fijian weaver and artist Yasbelle Kerkow explores communal ways of Fijian people working together to problem solve and also challenging viewers to see the mountain through the eyes of the silver trevally.  


Reconnecting with our ancestors through the movement of our hands when creating Siva, weaving or painting. Understanding the motions and processes of using our hands to serve, respect and remember our ancestors.  


The motion of your hands moving backwards is you acknowledging your ancestors in the past and then tapping into the wood (carving), skin (tattoo) and weaving represents bringing them into the present. To work with our hands is to become our ancestors.  

 

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