Brunswick Mechanics Institute is dedicated to making space for artists to create and develop new work. In Dec 2017 we opened up applications for two inaugural creative development programs running throughout 2018. Applications have now closed for 2018 and we will launch a callout for 2019 projects later in the year.

If you’re a professional artist at any stage of your career creating contemporary work, then Mechanics is a low cost, well equipped rehearsal and development space.  Spaces can be booked from as little as $20 per hour.

You can send us an enquiry about the availability of the venue using the form here, or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about residency program callouts for 2019.

2018 Creative Development Artists

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Over 2018, we will allocate no less than 26 weeks of free creative development space to the following artists and collectives.  All artists and collectives applied for free space in Dec 2017.

Provides up to 4 weeks of free creative development space and more for artists or companies to develop new work.

2018 Artists and Companies
Bron Batten
Cera Maree Brown & Jai Leeworthy
David Woods
Elbow Room
Emma Palackic, Christopher Bryant & Justin Gardam
Field Theory
Nat Grant
Ngioka Bunda-Heath
Olivia Koh, Jimmy Nuttall & Nicholas Smith
Rachel Perks & Bridget Balodis
Rasha Tayeh 

Free and unlimited short notice space for artists and companies residing in the City of Moreland, to rehearse, make, meet, remount and create.

2018 Resident Artists
Daniel Schlusser
Geoffrey Watson
The Furies – Tessa Waters, Steph Speirs, Victoria Falconer & Rowena Hutson

International residencies

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Next Wave is proud to be a partner in Asialink Arts new Global Project Space in 2018, enabling the first international resident artist to travel to Melbourne in 2018.