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Re: Fringe Festival

#61 Post by [Shuz] » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:25 pm

Worst poster in years.
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Re: Fringe Festival

#62 Post by Nathan » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:36 pm

I'll just leave this close up here, and let you all pick up on the little finished artwork mistakes that once noticed you can't unsee. Even if the winning entrant forgot to fix them, I'm surprised the ad agency who then pumps out the Fringe stuff didn't pick up on them.

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Re: Fringe Festival

#63 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:13 pm

[Shuz] wrote:Worst poster in years.
I think it's more striking and vivid compared with last year's!
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Re: Fringe Festival

#64 Post by monotonehell » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:37 am

Nathan wrote:I'll just leave this close up here, and let you all pick up on the little finished artwork mistakes that once noticed you can't unsee. Even if the winning entrant forgot to fix them, I'm surprised the ad agency who then pumps out the Fringe stuff didn't pick up on them.

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Maybe "it's meant to be that way." *cough*
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Fringe Festival

#65 Post by Wayno » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:10 am

Wayno wrote:I just emailed a suggestion to the Australian Red Cross (SA Division) suggesting they partner with the Fringe Festival in a manner similar to this: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015 ... -pay-blood

Good visibility for the ARC and their persistent blood thirst, and a credibility kick for the Adelaide Fringe. A bit of a novelty, feel good and hugs all round. The dollars involved would be small and easily covered within the State Govt provided Fringe budget.
Just heard from the Red Cross. They are not permitted in Australia to 'incentivise' for blood donations.

They are however excited by the idea and prospect of partnering with the Fringe and have started discussions :-) Fringe management also likes the idea.

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Re: Fringe Festival

#66 Post by Ben » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:51 am

Nathan wrote:I'll just leave this close up here, and let you all pick up on the little finished artwork mistakes that once noticed you can't unsee. Even if the winning entrant forgot to fix them, I'm surprised the ad agency who then pumps out the Fringe stuff didn't pick up on them.

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I am definitely a bit naïve but I can't see anything glaringly obvious. I just assume all the mish mash is meant to be like that? I didn't think art could have mistakes?

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Re: Fringe Festival

#67 Post by Nathan » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Ben wrote:
Nathan wrote:I'll just leave this close up here, and let you all pick up on the little finished artwork mistakes that once noticed you can't unsee. Even if the winning entrant forgot to fix them, I'm surprised the ad agency who then pumps out the Fringe stuff didn't pick up on them.

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I am definitely a bit naïve but I can't see anything glaringly obvious. I just assume all the mish mash is meant to be like that? I didn't think art could have mistakes?
The biggy is the seam lines between elements where things haven't been lined up properly. They're too slight to be intentional, it's clearly a mistake. The winner is a graphic designer who should know better, and everyone involved should be reviewing closer. If I had a junior send something like that as a final, they'd be getting a pass straight to the dogbox.

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Re: Fringe Festival

#68 Post by monotonehell » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:04 pm

Wayno wrote:
Wayno wrote:I just emailed a suggestion to the Australian Red Cross (SA Division) suggesting they partner with the Fringe Festival in a manner similar to this: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015 ... -pay-blood

Good visibility for the ARC and their persistent blood thirst, and a credibility kick for the Adelaide Fringe. A bit of a novelty, feel good and hugs all round. The dollars involved would be small and easily covered within the State Govt provided Fringe budget.
Just heard from the Red Cross. They are not permitted in Australia to 'incentivise' for blood donations.

They are however excited by the idea and prospect of partnering with the Fringe and have started discussions :-) Fringe management also likes the idea.

Yeahhhhh!!!
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Re: Fringe Festival

#69 Post by Ben » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:32 am

Fringe takes over from Festival on lighting up North Terrace
Tim Lloyd The Advertiser

Illuminations will bring new colour to North Terrace.

THE Adelaide Fringe is bringing back the lights spectacle to our Cultural Boulevard in 2016 – only this time it will be interactive.

In the wake of the Adelaide Festival’s Northern Lights and Blinc events, the Fringe’s Illuminations will show the rapid evolution of the art and technology of high intensity coloured projections.

Illuminations is the brainchild of new director of the Fringe, Heather Croall.

“I wanted to see if we could do something that had a real wow factor, which would bring audiences to the city and they would then go on to see Fringe shows,” she said.

“For many years, North Tce has been dark during the Fringe.

“We wanted to give people some wow between shows. We thought this is such a beautiful part of Adelaide, and the buildings are stunning, so how can we light them up?”

Working with Adelaide and Sydney projection companies Illuminart and Electric Canvas, the Fringe will light up the facades of State Library, SA Museum, Art Gallery, Elder and Bonython halls and the Mitchell Building.

Illuminations will run for the first two weeks of the Fringe, from February 12 to 28, 8.30pm to 1am.

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Re: Fringe Festival

#70 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:06 pm

FringeTix box office in Rundle Mall has opened.
Merchandise (e.g. t-shirts, posters, stubby holders, etc) is available but not the guide book yet.
One of the trams is now donning all-over Fringe wrapping and possibly soon, two Scania CB80 buses.
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Re: Fringe Festival

#71 Post by Vee » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:19 pm

The amazing Adelaide Fringe is getting closer.

The Royal Croquet Club unveils 2016 Food vendors
- includes a link outlining previous uncertainty about the use of Victoria Square for the RCC. (Not sure about 2017?)
After initial uncertainty about the venue’s future in Victoria Square, this year’s spread promises some slight tweaks on previous years with a few new faces and outlets joining some much-loved fixtures.
Rip it Up AU:
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Re: Fringe Festival

#72 Post by SRW » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:25 pm

Before our Fringe launches its 2016 season on Saturday, in the vein of Vee's compare and contrast posts, here's an article about the culture clash Perth's pretty derivative fringe festival has apparently suffered.

Without an ounce of schadenfreude about those incidences, it is nice to reflect on how lovingly embraced Adelaide Fringe is here. I can only hope it continues to grow in prominence as one of the top arts experiences in the world, particularly the opening parade - which should really be invested in to become for Adelaide something like Mardi Gras is for New Orleans and Carnival is for Rio.

Anyway, the article:
Perth Fringe: Performers' safety fears prompt walking-buddy service
Rebecca Turner, ABC News Online, 6 February 2013
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A Fringe World performer has launched a "walk-sharing" service to help artists escort each other around the festival's home in Perth amid continuing reports of assault.

Ayden Doherty, the master of ceremonies for hip-hop cabaret Burlesque Beats, said his Walker service was designed to act like a buddy system.

Performers post when and where they need an escort. Once they meet up, they post a selfie of them all together, which is intended to deter any ill-intentioned escorts, and then post again when they arrive safely at their destination.

Mr Doherty said he had seen the Facebook chatter about harassment towards artists but began to take it seriously after friends told him of their "scary" experiences.

One such case, where a burlesque performer was surrounded and harassed by four men while carrying props to her car after a show, was the catalyst for the Walker service.

"It's all about taking care of each other," he said.

Mr Doherty, like other Fringe World performers and management, are at a loss to explain why artists continue to be verbally and physically harassed in Northbridge, despite a quick response by festival management.

They all say the problems are being caused by a few people and are mostly happening on the streets of Northbridge and not in performance venues.

However WA Police say they have received no reports of assault, harassment or intimidation from performers.

Stories of assaults on the streets emerge

Performer Chloe Flockart said her female colleague was punched in the face on Thursday night by a drunk woman during a performance, while her male colleague had his penis grabbed on a different occasion.

She also saw another performer pushed over and kicked by an audience member.

These incidents have happened despite increased security, something she blames on aggression and alcohol.

"Fringe have done 100 per cent the right thing," she said.

"We have stewards and security. But people are very unpredictable."

Festival director Amber Hasler said management took safety concerns seriously and had acted quickly after artists raised their concerns in the past week.

She said the anti-social behaviour would be an issue considered in the annual review into the festival.

"It has the potential to alter people's experience and ideas of what the festival is like," she said.

"We do try our absolute hardest and everything in our power to make sure it's the best and the friendliest and the most welcoming and lovely festivals for our artists and audiences.

"These things can alter that."

Culture clash as festival grows

Michael Keiller of the Business Improvement Group of Northbridge said traders had told him the festival's vibe was different this year.

Some in the arts industry have suggested that the problems could be a result of the festival growing too big, too fast.

Last year, more than 370,000 people visited the festival, attending more than 500 shows.

This year's program boasts more than 700 shows in venues as diverse as Fremantle, Scarborough and Midland, as well as the festival's spiritual home of Northbridge.

WAM (West Australian Music) chief executive Mike Harris, also the former head of programming for the Melbourne International Arts Festival for three seasons, said the growth inevitably attracted a bigger, and more diverse, audience.

"When you try to reach out to new audiences you're reaching some of those who might not normally go to those kinds of gigs," he said.

"You're getting people who are not there for seeing the show but are there for the beer or whatever.

"In many ways, it probably is a clash of tribes."

Security employed to protect artists

One person who spoke to the ABC, who feared they would lose their job if they were identified, was surprised to find themselves in the situation of having to protect performers from their audience.

"It felt strange to me that I was hired to protect a performer who had been experiencing anti-social, drunken behaviour, such as being punched, kicked and pushed over," they said.

But despite the anti-social behaviour, Ms Hasler believes the festival has an overwhelmingly positive impact on Northbridge culture.

"A city like Perth is going through massive change," she said.

"It's working its way through big societal changes which have been coming into play for a long period of time.

"This is something to consider alongside the environment the festival creates. Most of these incidents have happened outside of festival environments.

"We're very proud that we create a very welcoming, comfortable and acceptable environment for everyone that harnesses all the good things that fringe has created."
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Re: Fringe Festival

#73 Post by ghs » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:23 pm

Any reviews / comments on the fringe so far ?

I haven't been to the shows myself due to work but I am impressed with the crowds and vibrancy in the city.

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Re: Fringe Festival

#74 Post by monotonehell » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:35 pm

ghs wrote:Any reviews / comments on the fringe so far ?

I haven't been to the shows myself due to work but I am impressed with the crowds and vibrancy in the city.
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It seems the entire population of Adelaide were in Rundle Street last night. But according to friends elsewhere the entire population of Adelaide were simultaneously at Adelaide Oval, and on several buses they were trying to catch.

I've certainly found it hard to walk along the footpaths around here the past few weeks. Every day there's a stream of people heading down to the Garden. Last night I escaped to the Union on Waymouth for dinner with a mate because every restaurant in the East End had a queue outside.

It's not been this full on since they had the Fringe Hub and concentrated all the action in the East End (before the Garden existed).


This of course is all anecdotal.
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Re: Fringe Festival

#75 Post by Wayno » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:32 am

My girlfriend and I have been overindulging in fringe events. Adelaide Oval Groupe F was the latest. Awesome. Going to watch a nude woman read a book later this week, and an acrobatics show, and Golem at the Festival Centre. On our second group of friends visiting from interstate - they are loving it too. One more group to come for the long weekend. I've put on about 3kg as we typically go for a meal and drink before/after each event.

And yep, amazing crowds...
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