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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
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

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, director and performer Moira Finucane, 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 end with a performance by Moira Finucane: volcanic live artist, magic realist and creator, internationally renowned for her arresting mix of provocation and entertainment.

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.