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The Rest Is Up To You: Melbourne Fringe Festival 1982-2062

06 October 2022, 10:00am09 July 2023, 6:00pm
Bookings Bookings are not required
Location Keith Murdoch Gallery
Swanston Street Welcome Zone

Please note: this exhibition will close at 5pm on Wednesdays in March, April and May 2023.

What does Melbourne Fringe Festival mean to you? Does it conjure memories of boundary-breaking performances, the thrill of seeing (or being) an artist with a unique perspective to share, or perhaps the promise of future opportunities do so? 

State Library Victoria and Melbourne Fringe Festival explore the past, present and future of Fringe like never before in an immersive exhibition and performance space that is 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.

From the moment you enter the space, sound and video installations will captivate you with tales from Fringes past, as you reflect on the art and performances created, the social changes traversed, and the political movements woven into the fabric of our city as a result.

There is a world of Melbourne Fringe Festival wonders to uncover:

  • Experience dance, music, comedy and talks during the 2022 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
  • Be immersed in video and sound installations.
  • Share your reflections in our Storybank.
  • Explore archives of posters, flyers, artworks and other ephemera.

View all Fringe events at the Library.

State Library Victoria continues to inspire and democratise the arts, making it the perfect destination to celebrate one of Australia's most beloved independent arts festivals as it turns 40.

Discover more about Fringe.

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