Fringe Furniture is our open access, boundary-pushing exhibition of cutting-edge design, held at the stunning Abbotsford Convent from 13 – 30 September 2018.
Fringe Furniture is a standout showcase of market-ready and experimental design and has provided a platform for artists and designers to exhibit their work for 32 years, making it one of the longest (and we think most beloved) design events in Australia.
Gender might be a construct, but it’s one that sees men paid more than other genders to do the same work. So, this year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Fringe Furniture are partnering to actively support gender equality in the design sector. Offering subsidised registrations for female-identifying and non-binary designers by 15.3% (the gender pay gap in Australia) is our way of levelling the playing field – plus we’re offering four mentorships to emerging artists (led by industry leaders0 and curating an inspiring program of talks and artists tours led by experienced designers.
We’re building the future we want to see – and it looks goooood.
Registration to exhibit work as part of Fringe Furniture has now closed, but if you’re interested in volunteering as an exhibition invigilator or assisting with installation/bump out of the exhibition in September, please get in touch with Creative Projects Coordinator, Kristina Arnott, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 9660 9600.
Fringe Furniture is the radical-furniture-jewel in the Melbourne Fringe crown. Both a celebration of the what is possible and of the artisans who thought it so. Proudly open access, we don’t turn anyone away, so expect pieces from fresh-faced newbies with a unique point of view alongside industry stalwarts pushing the envelope of convention.
Notoriously playful and utterly surprising, check out the exciting Fringe Furniture events taking place at this year’s Festival.