The Melbourne Fringe Festival was founded in 1982.
It is an umbrella association that advises and supports a huge amount
of events, artists and art companies that are independently managed.
It is an annual event that thousands of people make a point of
attending every year because of the atmosphere it brings.
People from all over go to this festival, if not because they are an
artist or an aspiring one, but just because it is so interesting to
It makes for an exceptional experience.
It is a well-known event, and there are very few people who do not know
of it. If you are one of those people however, read further to fully
understand what the Melbourne Fringe Festival is.
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Venues across Melbourne including the Fringe Hub in North Melbourne
22 Sep - 10 Oct, 2010
Spirit of The Melbourne
The main idea of the festival is to bring the most modern,
ground-breaking and fashionable work that is made by the
artists, not only to the general public but also to other artists and
people alike who appreciate such work. You don't have to be a famous
artist to attend.
When it comes to art, all you have to do is appreciate and understand
it in order to see it properly. They are always looking for new
creative ideas. All the participants present themselves to the best of
their ability and come a far way to present you with their most
There is nothing like good artwork. It doesn't matter what type of art
it is, any art is beautiful in its own unique way. What one person
thinks is rubbish can be the next man's treasure. The State
Government among other organizations makes it possible for
this event to take place as they provide the base funding.
Without them this great time of the year wouldn't be possible. Art is
Melbourne Fringe's number one priority, and they will never let that
out of their sight. If you are an art lover then you should really
visit this event. You would not want to miss it.
The World Behind The Art Work
Seeing as the Melbourne Fringe Festival is a project that has a wide
range, they offer opportunities for participants to train to learn
everything there is to know about art, its management, creativity,
marketing and manufacturing. It is not only artists from the area of
Melbourne that participate, but artists from all over.
The majority of the work is from residents in the area; approximately
90% of the artists are from Melbourne. If you think you have what it
takes to be a part of this wonderful event, then you probably do. You
never know until you try it out!
Highlights of the Melbourne Fringe Festival
The festival serves as a gateway for new and established local artists
to present their sophisticated skills. Committed to wowing the audience
through groundbreaking performances, dedicated artists will take over
Melbourne’s entertainment world.
Just to give you a glimpse of what to expect, here are some of highlights of the festival.
Fringe kids : Monty and Melville - A Guide Dog Puppet Ministry
This is a story about Monty, a four-month old puppy who can’t resist
Kransky sausages, so Monty goes to Guide Dog training in the butcher's
where he meets miserly Melville. The story revolves around Monty’s
quest to find Merville.
Comedy: An Idiot's Wisdom
Just sit back and relax while comedian Rich Brophy shares some of his
humorous insights on life, death, and the future of Melbourne.
ThreeWeeks describes his performance to be "painfully funny," while
freecomedy.co.uk says that Brophy is "very intelligent and intensely
Special Events: Arcadians
Are you a fan of sci-fi and fairytales? Then you might enjoy this night
of fantasy. You can interact with barons and princesses, goblins, and
wizards and sorceresses. Dressed in lavish costumes, you can enjoy a
night of surreal entertainment.
must not forget to bring a lavish period costume and a mask, who knows,
you might be able to grab the Best Dressed prize. Take note, you must
be at least 18 years old to enter.
Performance: The Play About Nothing (TPAN) presented by & All the King’s Men
Luke and Josh will share with you their uneventful mishaps on their way
to the Facebook party of the year. You can be a part of their
uneventful journey as they recount their memorable experience in
retrieving Josh’s trophy Mercedes Benz hood ornament against all odds.
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an amazing
opportunity for people to show what they have or for people to browse
through and see what they like.
Art is pure beauty, and any true appreciator of it will agree.
So next time you hear of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, make a plan to
go and see it.