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Melbourne Fringe Living Legend

Melbourne Fringe Living Legend Award is presented to someone who  has inspired high-quality work as an exemplar to the Fringe community by:

Supporting artists
Daringly shifted the focus of practice, ideas and debate
Has a body of work that has raised the bar
Provided leadership above and beyond the call of duty

Moira Finucane Melbourne Fringe Living Legend 2023

Moira Finucane is a true Melbourne icon, trailblazing independent artist and magic weaver. A writer, director, performer, creator of legendary parties and salons; Moira is internationally renowned for her compelling mixology of hedonism and entertainment with a long list of intimate theatrical spectacles that cannot possibly all be named here.

Not one for artistic entropy, Finucane arguably has defined and then redefined cabaret across the globe and at home in Melbourne. Praise for her work is always justifiably embellished with superlatives… and a type of mysticism. The Wheeler Centre describes Moira as “the black matter of burlesque; a bower bird across artforms, pecking the eyes from culture to create indelible visions of humanity, joy, power and desire.”

She is one half of the legendary House of Finucane & Smith, with 15 theatre awards to her name including six Green Room Awards, the once-in-a-lifetime Contribution to Cabaret Award, the Australia Council’s coveted Theatre Fellowship and now the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Living Legend of . A deserving recipient who has worked tirelessly to champion the independent arts sector and encapsulates the Melbourne Fringe spirit of unbridled creative expression, experimentation and just a hint of hedonism.