Next Wave Festival: The View from Here and A Good Death

The Next Wave Festival is currently running in Melbourne and two of the lovely ladies who help me at Circa have events showing.

First up is Victoria Bennett, who with Clare Rae is curating a collaborative show called “The View From Here: 19 Perspectives on Feminism”, which pairs nine writers with nine artists to explore new feminist ideas and their influence on emerging arts practices.

From the website:
The View From Here offers a range of visual and written works exploring themes of identity, sexuality, gender politics, representation, ‘post’ feminism and femininity. Together, the works suggest a new perspective on feminism—a view that is non-prescriptive, that references the past whilst carving out a future. The result is a cacophony of voices that represents the myriad feminisms being negotiated in our time.

Exhibition Times · Saturday May 15—Saturday May 29 from 12:00PM
West Space, Level 1, 15–19 Anthony St, Melbourne
Duration: Until 6pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Price: Free


Photo courtesy Victoria Bennett and Clare Rae.

Secondly is Esther Hayes, who with her siblings Christina and Rebecca form the Sisters Hayes who are presenting “A Good Death”

From the website:
A Good Death is a fascinating theatrical exhibition exploring the rich narratives of Catholic Martyrdom. Brutally beautiful, violent, odd and full of fervent conviction, A Good Death portrays extreme and original risk takers unshakable in their belief, even in the face of death.

Exhibition Times · Sunday May 16—Sunday May 23 from 11:00AM
St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 33 Howard Street, (Cnr Victoria Street), West Melbourne
Duration: 11am to 7pm, everyday.
Price: Free

Closing Night with Performances · Sunday May 23 from 5:00PM
St Mary Star of the Sea Church, 33 Howard Street, (Cnr Victoria Street), West Melbourne
Duration: 5 to 7pm
Price: Free