Step inside the world of Fringe and celebrate 40 years of unforgettable experiences, as told by the artists, teams and audiences who make it all possibleStep inside the world of Fringe and celebrate 40 years of unforgettable experiences, as told by the artists, teams and audiences who make it all possible

CELEBRATING FRINGE

State Library Victoria and Melbourne Fringe Festival are exploring the past, present and future of Fringe like never before in an immersive exhibition and performance space that's yours to revel in.

Step inside the world of Fringe and celebrate 40 years of unforgettable experiences, as told by the artists, teams and audiences who make it all possible, while dreaming of what the next 40 years will be like.

Opening hours

Open daily from 6 October 2022

Location

State Library Victoria

Bookings

Free exhibition, no bookings required

EVENTS

Uncover a world of Melbourne Fringe Festival wonders with our performances, talks and workshops.

Groundswell
 –  10:00am–9:00pm, free
The Rest Is Up To You: The Big Hoo-Haa 2032
 1:30pm–2:45pm, free
The Rest Is Up To You: Deadly Fringe Artists in Conversation
 12:30pm–1:30pm, free
The Rest Is Up To You: An Unforgivably Brief History of Melbourne Fringe with Dr Rob
 12:30pm–1:30pm, free
Art on the Fringe: Forty Years of Melbourne Fringe
 7:00pm–8:30pm
The Rest Is Up To You: Meet The Curators
 1:30pm–2:30pm, free
The Rest Is Up To You: Karma Dance
 3:00pm–4:00pm, free
The Rest Is Up To You: Eryn-Jean Norvill and the Future of the Arts
 3:00pm–4:00pm
Vali Myers: Her Life and Work
 6:30pm–8:00pm, free

Tell your story

We're seeking stories from the millions of artists, audiences, volunteers, staff and supporters who have shaped the last 40 years of Fringe history. Whatever your story, big or small, profound or mundane, we want to hear it through the Melbourne Fringe Storybank.

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