Celebrating the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness.
Join us as we take Blue Fringe to the virtual world for the first time this year. We are excited about the possibilities and new opportunities that will come with sharing the work and the message of Blue Fringe with a wider audience; engaging people we would never have reached otherwise.
VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBITION OPENS 24 OCTOBER
2020 EXHIBITION & AWARDS
The virtual Art & Literature Exhibition will launch 9am on Saturday 24th October 2020
The Art & Literature Awards event will be held online 2pm on Saturday 31st October 2020
Selected Artwork will be available for purchase online during the exhibition week. Artists receive 100% of the money from the art sold.
The Blue Fringe 2020 Book featuring all literature and art work will also be available for purchase. All entrants receive 1 free copy of the book.
The 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.
Read more about the story of Blue Fringe >
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.