Feeling Helpless?

October 17, 2017

‘Collective Care’ is a free public art project that invites participation, join us as we release the woes of the digital world!

We will playfully unite through discussion, meditation, craft, performance and protest. Using collaboration and negotiation, this one day workshop will explore and celebrate the intersections between self-care, personal agency and collaborative action.

The event will focus on topics that emerge during this collective workshop. We will create protest banners and placards for our own march, and we will retrace Brunswick’s history of protest by taking our march to the streets!

Our collective artwork banners and placards will be installed and exhibited on the exterior of the Brunswick Mechanics Institute, where they will be on display for the duration of the MoreArt Public Art Show.

Come and be part of this workshop, exhibition and event!

Coffee, tea and nibbles provided, and all materials are free. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited!

Sign up through our eventbrite: collectivecare.eventbrite.com 

INFO
29 October
11:00 am – 4:30 pm (Meet at Siteworks, we will then make our way to the Brunswick Mechanics Institute towards the end of the day)

CULT Cinema & Bar Residency

September 19, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our first residency in the form of CULT Cinema & Bar. Step into a curated world of special event cinema screenings, cult films, throwbacks and festival favourites.

Every night in November they will be hosting CULT film screenings, movie themed cocktail nights, food and film pairing events, drag hosted film screenings and a Hear My Eyes live score production in our Theatre space.

Events are announced weekly and are selling even faster, with several already sold out! Stay tuned to our What’s On Page for more announcements.

The series kicks off with Dario Argento’s candy coloured nightmare Suspira and a special Negroni pairing with Four Pillars Gin.

Karen From Finance hosts Stephan Elliott’s classic The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert with a live drag performance.

Joining forces with Hear My Eyes, Sleep D sonically re-interpret David Lynch’s surreal Eraserhead.

Finally, CULT Cinema & Bar team up with Brunswick’s own Los Hermanos Mexican Taqueria to serve up their delicious traditional Mexican tacos to accompany Robert Rodriguez’s outrageously entertaining action film El Mariachi.

We are proud to support marriage equality

September 12, 2017

We believe in marriage equality for everyone.

Join Brunswick Mechanics Institute and vote yes in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Forms will be sent out from today, September 12 until September 25. You have until October 27 to return the form with your vote.

Get more information on the marriage survey website.

Please join us at our Opening Night

September 8, 2017

Next Wave and Moreland City Council take great pleasure in inviting you to the Opening Night on Friday 8 September of our new cultural enterprise, Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

A housewarming of sorts, please join us for live performances and interactive treats from Bron BattenCrying on the Eastern FreewayPlayReactive, plus sneaky DJ sets from some Next Wave faves. All performances are Auslan interpreted.

There will be Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery wine, Mountain Goat Beer, snacks and raffle prizes!

RSVP for free entry.

Welcome to Brunswick Mechanics Institute

September 7, 2017

Welcome to the Brunswick Mechanics Institute, a new cultural enterprise brought to you by Next Wave and Moreland City Council.

Here you can find out all about our diverse cultural program of events and purchase tickets, apply for our creative development initiative, submit venue hire inquiries, read up on our accessibility and sustainability plans, and stay up to date with Brunswick Mechanics Institute news.

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We would like to say a big thank you to Carla McKee for designing our branding and website Nathan Davis for digital development.

Melbourne Fringe at Brunswick Mechanics Institute

September 7, 2017

Here at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute we are thrilled to kick off our events program with a selection of unmissable Melbourne Fringe Festival bookings.

In the Theatre, Cope St Collective present One Of The Good Ones, a “blackfella sci-fi exploring race and space.”Speaker TV named the play as 1 of their top 10 must see Fringe shows and described as “A satirical plays which explores the struggles of Indigenous Australians through cheesy, sci fi comedy conventions.”

The Nose, presented by The Bloomshed, takes inspiration from Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s famous eponymous short story and turns it into a contemporary theatre performance reflective of the dystopian post-paradise of 2017.

In Studio 1 we look forward to Annie Louey’s one woman stand up show Butt Donut, which Artshub described as “Charmingly endearing to watch, let alone hysterical.”

As well as Heroes: Beyond The Practice, where immersive theatre meets live art for 4 evenings of psychological manipulation, physical movement, minor discomfort and mumbo jumbo.

And finally, Ripe, a surreal drama and sensory exploration of the relationship of two female protagonists.

International exchange: Asialink Arts Global Project Space

September 7, 2017

In July 2017 Asialink Arts launched a new initiative, Global Project Space (GPS), designed to reposition Asialink Arts as a key innovator of curated projects that provide opportunities for contemporary cultural engagement and development.

Under the new GPS initiative Asialink Arts and Next Wave have teamed up to invite a Japanese artist or collective to take up residence at Brunswick Mechanics Institute in 2018. This will form the second part of a reciprocal project, commencing with physical theatre performer and Next Wave alumni artist Skye Gellmann participating in the Awaji Arts Circus Festival on Awaji Island in Japan.

This project has been supported through a gift in the memory of Masa Hiraoka and Setsu Hiraoka and Yasuko Hiraoka Myer and by the Australian Government through the Australia Japan Foundation.