Next Wave Festival

Making it in Moreland: The Power of Community and Vulnerability

Join our host Shantel Wetherall and artists Roberta Joy Rich, Ngokia Bunda-Health and Mira Oosterweghel as they consider and discuss self-care and community within collaborative and creative practices. Talking through how…

Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Details

Category

Panels, Lectures & Ideas

Event Starts

Jun 16, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 16, 2022

Venue

Glenroy Community Hub

Location

3 Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia

Join our host Shantel Wetherall and artists Roberta Joy Rich, Ngokia Bunda-Health and Mira Oosterweghel as they consider and discuss self-care and community within collaborative and creative practices.

Talking through how they’ve been guided by creative responses to social, economic and industry pressures, such as doing less, and will touch on what it means to engender care & responsibility to yourself, your creative team, and to your audience.

Registrations for this event open on Mon 23 May. Get tickets first by signing up to our mailing list here.

Artist Bios
Speakers:
Roberta Joy Rich
Born on Wathaurong country (Geelong, Australia), Roberta Joy Rich is a multi-disciplinary artist who seeks to re-frame archives and histories, responding to constructs of “race” and gender identity. Often referencing her own diaspora southern African identity and experiences, she utilises language, archives and sometimes satire, in her video, installation and mixed media projects. Roberta draws from various knowledge systems within socio-political, historical and popular culture, to engage with notions of “authenticity”, with the aim of deconstructing colonial modalities and proposals of self-determination within her arts practice.

Ngioka Bunda-Heath
Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi from Queensland (matrilineal); and Birrpai from New South Wales (patrilineal). She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts as the first Aboriginal woman to graduate in her field. Ngioka has been awarded the 2021-2022 Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship and Residency at the Victorian College of the Arts. She worked for Bangarra Dance Theatre in “Rekindling” their youth education program, and is the First Peoples Partnership Coordinator at Chunky Move. Ngioka has performed in works by the esteemed independent choreographers Mariaa Randall, Amrita Hepi, Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen. Ngioka’s choreographic work includes Blood Quantum (2019), Birrpai (2021), and Bridge (2022).

Mira Oosterweghel
Mira Oosterweghel is an artist living and working on the stolen lands of the people of the Kulin Nations. Selected exhibitions include: Objects for ruminant restraint, 2019 at Bus Projects; Figuratively Speaking, 2018 curated by Laura Lantieri at CCP; Fake it til you make it or you’ve got the power, 2017 at TCB Art Inc; Primavera 2016, curated by Emily McCormack at the MCA, Sydney; Screen as a Room, 2016 curated by Nikki Lam at the Substation, Melbourne.

Host:
Shantel Wetheral
Shantel is a Next Wave Board Member, Writer and Host of Hey Aunty! podcast. Her writing about culture and change has been featured in Guardian Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Voices. She hosts wonderful nuanced conversations at events like Photo 2021 and The Wheeler Centre’s Broadly Speaking and works with organisations to integrate community and change their understanding of where they are and where they can go.

Accessibility

Auslan interpretting This event will be Auslan interpretted.

Wheelchair icon Glenroy Community Hub is a wheelchair accessible venue.

  • Quiet Space Available

  • Assistance Animal Welcome

The venue is pram accessible and includes an accessible bathroom.

We are able to assist with any access requests you may have ahead of this event. For further enquiries about how Next Wave can support your access requirements, please contact our team on (03) 9387 3376 or email us at hello@nextwave.org.au

Please contact Stacy Jewell for assistance booking tickets via stacy@nextwave.org.au.

We also welcome suggestions for how we can continue to improve our experience for people with disability.


For more information visit https://nextwave.org.au/whats-on/the-power-of-community-and-vulnerability