Calling local artists and performers!
Brisbane is set to add another fringe festival to its calendar: the Wynnum Fringe slated for November.
Wynnum-based producer, performing artist, actor and singer Tom Oliver is the driving force behind the event.
Tom is using his pandemic downtime to shine a spotlight on Brisbane and local artists and invigorate the bayside suburb. He's toured opposite Marcia Hines in 'Velvet' and created one-man show 'More Than A Boy', to name a few career highlights.
"Wynnum Fringe will be an explosion of creative talent. It's an exciting new arts festival, which will light up a beautiful seaside town with glorious performances from local and internationally renowned artists in places you wouldn't expect to see them," Tom says.
"A fringe festival is something really magical and I want to share that feeling with people. As an artist, it’s where you explore your craft. For the audience, it's where you discover something you've never seen before. It's random, it's unexpected, and it's time Brisbane had its own fringe festival."
Wynnum Fringe aims to activate empty shopfronts, laneways, driveways and carparks with work spanning theatre, cabaret, music, art installations and circus. The event will also livestream shows to invite interstate and international audiences to view the work.
"Artists are sitting on the fringe of society at the moment – we’re not deemed essential workers – and Wynnum has a great story to tell," Tom says. "Who better to bring life and soul into a town during a global pandemic than artists and creators?" Artist applications are now open.
Wynnum Fringe runs 13-15 November.