The excitement leading up to the commencement of this year's Next Wave festival is palpable, and us here at CVHQ are even more excited that usual about exhibitions and openings - our wonderful curator Nella Themelios is part Next Wave show The View From Here: 19 Perspectives on Feminism! Hurrah for staff and independent projects!
The View From Here opens at West Space this Friday (tomorrow) from 6-8pm and you bet your Greer we'll be there.
The View from Here is a project curated by Victoria Bennett and Clare Rae (pictured above) and features Jessie Angwin, Emilie Zoey Baker, Laura Castagnini, Brown Council, Madeleine Donovan, Rachel Fuller, Tamsin Green, Anna Greer, Mariam Haji, Kiera Brew Kurec, Jo Latham, Parachute for Ladies, Hannah Raisin, Dunja Rmandic, Jessie Scott, Daine Singer and of course NELLA THEMELIOS!!! Yay Nella!
The second event that we are really looking forward to is one of many performances by High Vis Dandy, who you may remember as using CVHQ as their High Vis sewing HQ. Over five days, High Vis Dandy will be carrying out a fashion performance and installation at the 'Paris end' of Collins Street.
Here are the details:
Performance times: 8.30-9.30am, 12.30-1.30pm and 4.30-5.30pm
Dates: 17-21 May (that's next week!)
Closing runway finale: Friday 21 May at 4.30pm
Location: The footpath of 81 Collins Street, between Russell and Exhibition Street
Next Wave opens this evening at the festival hub at 1000 Pound Bend, but we'll be at the Meat Market in North Melbourne (which once housed Craft Victoria way back in the day) for the opening of very special group exhibition Structural Integrity. See you there!