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Art on the Fringe: Forty Years of Melbourne Fringe

20 June 2023, 7:00pm8:30pm
Cost$25, $20 for concession and State Library Victoria Cultural Members, free for First Nations people
Bookings Bookings required
Location Conversation Quarter, The Quad

Enjoy a roaring evening of art, performance and conversation, celebrating 40 years of Melbourne Fringe.

Begin your evening by exploring State Library Victoria’s major exhibition The Rest is Up to You, a collection of memories, thoughts and ideas about the future of Melbourne Fringe Festival, contributed by artists, producers, directors and audiences.

Then, grab a glass of wine and experience a captivating experimental performance by Vidya Rajan, whose work spans screenwriting, theatre, comedy, and digital spaces, before she joins a panel including beloved comedian Sammy J; actor, director and writer Maude Davey; and host Richard Watts to discuss the evolution of the Melbourne Fringe community as a barometer of the city’s social, cultural and political change, and what the future may hold for art making on the fringe. This special event will include a musical performance by Sammy J and conclude with a performance by Maude Davey.

Revel in the past, present and future of one of our city’s best loved and most culturally democratic independent art festivals.

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Presented by the Wheeler Centre, State Library Victoria and Melbourne Fringe.