Next Wave is a biennial festival based in Melbourne which promotes and showcases the work of young and emerging artists. Encouraging interdisciplinary practice, Next Wave fosters the creation and presentation of works by artists aged 16 to 30 working across a broad range of art forms, including dance, theatre, visual arts, performance, new media, and literature.
2014 sees the culmination of a British Council supported three-year collaboration between Fierce Festival in Birmingham and Next Wave in Melbourne. Artists attending Next Wave include:
Tania El Khoury – a live artist based in London and Beirut, whose meditative, immersive and challenging work positions the audience as an active collaborator.
Deborah Pearson – a British and Canadian theatre producer, playwright, librettist and live artist born in Toronto, Canada. She is the founder and co-director of Forest Fringe (winner of the 2009 Peter Brook Empty Space Award). In 2012, she curated the inaugural Live Art Series at the SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto featuring a 40 day performance installation by artist Nina Arsenault.