For Artists

Participate in Fringe Furniture

Watch this space – registrations for Fringe Furniture 2020 will open on Monday 3 August.

From the reassuringly practical to the confusingly obtuse, Fringe Furniture has seen it all. A boundary-pushing showcase of cutting-edge design, this is no Ikea showroom (though you might still find something comfy to sit on).

Established as an experimental playground, Fringe Furniture is a standout exhibition of emerging and market-ready design and has provided a platform for artists and designers to exhibit their work for 33 years, making it one of the longest design events in Australia.

Fringe Furniture is an open-access event which means anyone can apply!

What kind of work can I submit to Fringe Furniture?

Fringe Furniture is as much about showcasing the most innovative and up-and-coming work as it is about exploring and pushing the boundaries about what we mean by “furniture”. Show us your experimental forms and materials, your non-functional or functional objects, your wearable and ephemeral works. If you want to know if you art works or fits with our exhibition, give us a buzz.

Fringe Furniture is also open to pieces that can be displayed in outdoor spaces. If you can withstand the elements outside of Abbotsford Convent, more power to you!

A picture of a previous Fringe Furniture exhibition, showcasing pieces including a tall white shelf with lots of curves, and short brown coffee table shaped like a flower and a retro brown wooden cabinet with long, cylindrical shapes.

Fringe Furniture 32, Melbourne Fringe 2018. Photo by J Forsyth