Celebrating the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness & the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing & resilience.
THE BLUE FRINGE ART & LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Blue Mountains - Australia
The Blue Fringe Arts and Literature Festival celebrates the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness and aims to raise awareness and create positive conversations about mental illness and the benefits of creativity for mental well-being and resilience.
Born and bred in the Blue Mountains, the Festival is held in October each year to coincide with mental health month in Australia.
The Festival showcases work by artists, writers and crafts people offering monetary prizes for excellence. The event has grown in size and notoriety over the years and is held in high regard amongst exhibitors and visitors, both local and from outside the region.
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With thanks & gratitude to the wonderful supporters & sponsors of Blue Fringe
The festival would not have been possible without the support of many generous local people and businesses over the years. The Blue Mountains City Council has also been a long time supporter of the Festival and recognises the important cultural role the event plays in our community and in generating positive conversations around mental health.
The Organising Committee for Blue Fringe is made up of workers from Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, Belong Blue Mountains, Stride Mental Health (formerly Aftercare) and Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre and a very committed and passionate team of wonderful volunteers.