27 August 2018
Next Wave has become a creative partner in the University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct Project, a once-in-a-generation development on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.
The partnership embeds arts and cultural experiences into the campus fabric in a time of change and disruption – through a multi-year construction period.
Next Wave has been tasked with curating artistic activations on campus and creating unique mentoring programs to involve students in their conception and delivery. The activities have already commenced, with pop-up screenings during National Reconciliation Week 2018, a writer’s program, an outdoor karaoke booth and several large public artworks by leading Australian artists included in the program.
Later in 2018, students will have the opportunity to participate in a series of collaborative creative workshops led by artist collectives Centre for Everything, Public Assembly, Jamie Lewis and Dan Koop.
Next Wave is Australia’s pre-eminent platform for emerging artists, focused around a suite of artist development programs and biennial multi-arts festival. This innovative partnership draws on Next Wave’s strong industry reputation within the arts as leaders in diversity, inclusion and professional learning for young and emerging creative voices.
The New Student Precinct will make a significant contribution to the transformation of the on-campus student experience at Parkville by delivering a world-class student hub for the whole campus community.