This November, artists from a wide range of disciplines will explode into the seaside streets of Wynnum CBD and creatively activate empty shops, laneways and carparks for a weekend of good ol’ fashioned fringe fun. It’s the start of a tradition.
With Queensland Government health regulations top of mind, the inaugural Wynnum Fringe will be monitoring the current pandemic closely. Inviting a COVID-safe audience to the festivities IN REAL LIFE as well as broadcasting an ONLINE festival for virtual theatre goers interstate and overseas; we are ‘Rona-ready, no matter what.
Artist applications are now open below. Want to be in the audience? Join the Fringe Club and be the first to know about performer announcements and tickets.
Have you got a show? A work in progress? A creative idea? Fringe has #NoJudgment. It’s a place to be bold and push boundaries. No genre is off limits.
We are currently planning for three versions of the festival, dependent on funding outcomes later this month. Regardless, we have a growing list of local sponsors and will provide as many opportunities to artists as possible. We will keep all applicants up to date with information as we receive it.
Available venues include empty retail shops, outdoor carparks, loading docks, laneways and pop up stages.
Go on… You never know?! Talk soon.
Tom Oliver is an Australian actor, singer and creative producer from Wynnum in Brisbane with a broad portfolio that includes music, theatre, film, television and cabaret. He’s played lead roles in every Australian state, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and on international waters around the USA, Mexico and West Indies. Tom is mostly known for playing the main character in the global disco phenomenon VELVET opposite Marcia Hines and originating the role of Johnny in David Berthold’s acclaimed production Rolling Thunder Vietnam under the musical direction of Chong Lim.
“I was supposed to be over in Germany doing a theatre show right now. I was then planning a move to London. This pandemic has thrown me back to my hometown and the world is telling me that I now need to play a part in rebuilding the arts sector at home,” Tom said.
“I want Wynnum Fringe to be a place where we can praise the creative thinkers and experience their variety of works. The fringe is where people go to find the exciting new things that eventually creep into the mainstream. To create a space where this can happen – especially in this current climate – is truly exhilarating,” he added.