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Blak Wave 2014

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Fantastic art projects & discussions


Blak Wave is one of the highlights of Next Wave Festival, which runs from Wednesday 16 April to Sunday 11 May. This year, Blak Wave offers a series of events that take a look at the future of Australia's Indigenous people. There are various discussions and art projects held by contemporary artists and curators that allow visitors to explore the personal, political and artistic aspects of the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art and artists.

See below for Blak Wave's the jam-packed program. Most events are free, however, some may require booking.

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Concerto No.3 (Image 2014.nextwave.org.au)


Discussions

Wednesday 16 April - Opening Event
Tahjee Moar, Tony Albert, Clinton Nain, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser get together to talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists. This interesting conversation will focus on the future of contemporary Indigenous art covering a broad range of topics.
When: 5.15pm
Where: Tower Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne VIC 3006
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential. Click here to book.

Friday 3 May - Artist Panel
Join artists Colin Kinchela and Gavin Walters for a discussion on contemporary Indigenous performance practice.
When: 5.15pm
Where: Tower Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne VIC 3006
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential. Click here to book.

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My Bullock Modified (Image 2014.nextwave.org.au)


Saturday 4 May - Artist Roundtable
Artists Megan Cope and Ryan Presley join Project Officer Kimberley Moulton to explore how history and heritage influence their art.
When: 1pm
Where: Festival Club - Shebeen, 36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential. Click here to book.

Friday 9 May - Arts Worker Roundtable
Indigenous arts workers and artists are invited to join Erica McCalman, Clotide Bullen, Kimberley Moulton and Alison Murphy-Oates in an interesting conversation about Indigenous art - the practices at present and new methodologies.
When: 1pm
Where: Festival Club - Shebeen, 36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Cost: Free. Click here to book.

Saturday 10 May - Breakfast Club
Get your morning dose of intellectual insight accompanied by a good cup of coffee. This session is all about how we can listen and hear everything that's going on around us in terms of Indigenous art.
When: 10am
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Free. Click here to book.



Art Projects

Concerto No.3
Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.3 is one that requires a virtuosic pianist. This event invites five pianists to sight-read their way through this piece. So consider live artist Sarah-Jane Norman's question as you watch the performance: "in a culture driven, by the self-devouring pursuit of success, how might we make a space to contemplate the beauty, the humanity and the transformative potential of failure?"
When: Saturday 10 May, 9am - 9pm
Where: Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, The Conservatorium Building (Gate 12), Royal Pde, Parkville
Cost: Free. No booking required.

Lesser Gods
This interactive mixed media installation and exhibition takes a good look at the concerns of contemporary Australia.
When: Tuesday 1 to Sunday 17 May, 12pm - 7pm
Where: No Vacancy Project Space, Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000
Cost: Free. No booking required.

My Bullock Modified
This is a sitespecific sculptural work that tells the story about Aboriginal landowners and European squatters in Australia.
When: Wednesday 30 April - Sunday 11 May, 12pm - 5pm
Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053
Cost: Free. No booking required.

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The Blacktism (Image 2014.nextwave.org.au)


SEETHrough
This is a interdisciplinary performance about two men: Blackfulla and Whitefulla. Their journey from childhood to adulthood delves into the topic of masculinity.
When:
Wednesday 30 April - Saturday 3 May, 7pm
Tuesday 6 - Sunday 11 May, 7pm
Saturday 3 & 10 May, 4pm
Where: Tower Theatre - Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St Southbank VIC 3006
Cost: $25. Click here to book.

The Blaktism
This video by Megan Cope explores racism in popular culture, emphasising the fact that racial classification is ridiculous.
When: Thursday 1 - Wednesday 14 May, 12pm - 6pm
Where: Screen Space, 30 Guildford Lane Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Free. No booking required.



White Face
This performance takes a look at the effects of the 1937 Aboriginal Assimilation Policy. Social, cultural and personal experiences from Carly Sheppard will be shared via comedy, contemporary dance and theatre.
When:
Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 May 7pm
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May 1pm & 7pm
Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St Footscray VIC 3011
Cost: $15. Click here to book.

Winds of Woerr
Ghenoa Gela shares the stories about her family and her ancestors as well as the four winds of the Torres Strait - Kuki, Sager, Naigai and Ziai.
When:
Tuesday 6 - Friday 9 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 10 May, 5pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 11 May, 3pm & 7.30pm
Where: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070
Cost: From $12. Click here to book.

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Winds of Woerr (Image 2014.nextwave.org.au/)
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Why? To take a look at the future of Australia's Indigenous people through art.
When: Various dates and times. Check article for information.
Phone: 03 9329 9422
Where: Various locations in Melbourne. Check article for details.
Cost: Free and ticketed events
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