Breakfast Club is a platform that interrogates how the world and art collide.
Following a highly successful series at the Wheeler Centre during the 2012 Next Wave Festival, your early morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight is back. Every Wednesday morning for four weeks this June, we’ll explore different issues that stimulate our artists and creative thinkers as they develop new work.
We’re not interested in expert-led formats or a room full of people thinking the same things; we want big opinions, good discussion and personal stories. And coffee (that’s important). Each event runs for one hour, and will be punctuated by a series of provocations from artists, writers, thinkers and commentators. Guests for this session will be Phuong Ngo, Steaphan Paton and Jo Case.
The biennial Next Wave Festival will take place in May, 2014. The aim of this series is to get the artists (and audiences) thinking about the big questions.
Stop, collaborate and listen. Follow #NWbclub to discuss Breakfast Club topics on Twitter (two ‘Live Scribes’ will be tweeting each event); subscribe to the brand new Breakfast Club podcast (via Soundcloud or iTunes) and catch up with blog posts at the Next Wave website.
Jo Case is the Program Manager at Melbourne Writers Festival. Before this, she was the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK. She has been books editor of The Big Issue, as... Read more
Steaphan Paton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. A member of the Gunai and Monero Nations, he grew up in Gippsland. His practice explores tradition, race and colonialism informed through his worldview being Aboriginal Australian. Paton was highly commended for the Lin Onus Award at ... Read more
Emily Sexton is a former Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. She was the recipient of a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. Previously, she was Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010–14), where her key achievements were a radical rethink of an ar... Read more
Phuong Ngo’s practice explores the individual and collected identity of the Vietnamese diaspora through the exploration of history, politics and culture. He completed an honours degree in fine art at RMIT in 2012, and has exhibited at numerous galleries throughout Melbourne including the Counihan ... Read more
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