Fringe Fo' Free!

words: Julia Howland images: courtesy of Melbourne Fringe


Melbourne Fringe starts this week and we've put together a mini-guide of things to see that won't cost a thang.


Visual Art

Sky Light (Fringe Festival Keynote Project): Spanning the entire city, shift your eyes upwards to lights connecting buildings, complemented with soundscapes.

venue: Start at Princes Bridge, St Kilda Rd, Southbank    /    time: 6-11pm     /   date: Sept 15 - Sept 18

Carousel: a new way of viewing exhibitions.

venue: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford    /    time: 7-8pm    /   date: Sept 15 - Sept 17


Live Art

DisplayLyfe: two chicks live in a window, relying only on social media. Help!

venue: 218 Gertrude St, Fitzroy   /  time: 24hrs a day     /    date: Sept 15 - Sept 22

Arteries II: converting Union Lane into a graffitied art gallery.

venue: Union Lane, Melbourne  /   time: 11am to 6pm    /    date: Sept 19 - Sept 24



Wick Live: Part open mic, part stand up, full fun!

venue: Wick Studios - Front Bar, 23-25 Leslie St, Brunswick     /     time: 1pm   /   date: Sept16-20; 23-25

Conzoom: Choreographed exhibition exploring our obsession with other people's lives.

venue: Siteworks, 33 saxon St, Brunswick    /   time: 10am-10pm (Sun 11am-9pm)    /   date: Sept 16-18, 23-25, 30-Oct2

Snatches: 15th year of RMIT students performing various forms of theatrical arts.

venue: RMIT Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne    /   time: 7:30pm   /    date Sept 20



Willin Warriors: storytelling at its finest.

venue: Main Stage, Federation Square, Melbourne   /  time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm    /    date: Sept 18

Uncomfortable Science: Improvised jazz sessions with some of the best around.

venue: Fringe Hub, Arts House, 521 Queensberry St, Melbourne   /   time: 10pm    /   date: Sept 22


There's so much more to enjoy, so check out the Melbourne Fringe Program!

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