I went back to Melbourne this month (no I’m not planning on moving there) for the first Artist lab for Next Wave festival. It was a pretty wild and interesting week. I got to meet all the other artists involved in the festival, meet the producers and festival staff and have a generally great time! It seems weird to be starting a work so far in advance, the festival is this time next year, but you do what you have to right! I also found out that I’m a Next Wave X artist which means I get to bring my work back to Perth for a show at PICA!
I was asked by Next Wave if I wanted to make a short film as the first in a series called Broadcast that they’re producing to showcase the artists for the festival. Of course I said yes, with the condition that we could use a green screen as I always wanted to be in a Space Movie and this seemed like a good opportunity to do something fucked up. Big thanks to Anita and Ella for being super patient with me and making this thing happen.
When I got back I was straight onto the tools painting a mural in Vic Park. A fun few days with a bunch of spray paint and some nice people, I was knackered though!