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Every day of the Festival at sunset


    Welcome to Country and 12 May 5:22pm will be Auslan interpreted

This is not a ticketed event

Each sunset of Next Wave, a new artist leads us through a new Ritual.

Set to the rhythm of the sun, we start by paying our respects to Country and Elders before setting off on our pilgrimage across the Festival.

Curated by Next Wave Creative Producer Erica McCalman, Ritual sees 16 artists lead you through a sunset pilgrimage across the festival. Artists will be revealed each morning on Facebook and Instagram, follow #nwritual. Begin at Blak Dot Gallery at 5.31pm on Thu 3 May, and go from there.

Gather at sunset with friends and ancestors – bring sturdy shoes and an open heart.


Ritual Times and Locations

3 May 5:31pm – Wurundjeri man Bill Nicholson with dances and performance by the Djirri Djirri Dance Group – Blak Dot Gallery

4 May 5:30pm – Phuong Ngo – Abbotsford Convent, meet at the Gold House

5 May 5:28pm – Field Theory – Brunswick Mechanics Institute

6 May 5:27pm – Sancintya Mohini Simpson – Blak Dot Gallery

8 May 5:25pm – Sista Zai Zanda – Arts House

9 May 5:24pm – Joel Bray – Testing Grounds

10 May 5:23pm – Jamie Lewis – Northcote Town Hall

11 May 5:23pm – Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken – Atrium, Federation Square

12 May 5:22pm – Jai Leeworthy –  Brunswick Mechanics Institute

13 May 5:21pm – Katie West –  Emely Baker Centre, Edinburgh Gardens

15 May 5:19pm – Carly Sheppard – Blak Dot Gallery

16 May 5:18pm – Léuli Eshraghi – Abbotsford Convent, meet at the Gold House

17 May 5:17pm –  Shireen Taweel –  The SUBSTATION

18 May 5:17pm – Dan Koop – Siteworks, Brunswick

19 May 5:16pm – Harriet Gillies – Testing Grounds

20 May 5:15pm – Caroline Garcia and Lucreccia Quintanilla – Brunswick Mechanics Institute