Our Deadly Fringe program is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Deadly Fringe is all about unearthing and supporting exciting, new works by emerging First Nations artists. We commission First Nations artists to make original performing and visual artworks and support emerging producers through our Deadly Fringe Producer roles. In addition to providing money to make art, Deadly Fringe helps artists out with additional support through First Nations yarning circles, mentorships, discount tickets for mob and excellent First Nations producers support their work.
Deadly Fringe Visual Arts Commissions applications are now closed.
We’re looking for two First Nations artists who will each deliver a new and original visual art exhibition within one of Melbourne’s independent galleries as part of the 2020 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
The first exhibition commission is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander visual artists working in any medium, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography or 3D works, or a mix of these if that’s the way you work. The sky’s the limit.
The second visual arts commission is open for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists working primarily in digital media, including film and video art. You may also present some live or event-based programming alongside the digital exhibition, if you like! Tech support for this exhibition includes access to a projector, multiple television monitors and additional equipment to support your exhibition delivery.
The two selected emerging artists will each receive:
The recipients of our Deadly Fringe Performance Commissions for 2020 are Harley Mann and Racheal Oak Butler.