Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Deadline: 10 AUGUST 2007 5PM


27 September to 15 October

Launch will be at the Melbourne Museum on the evening of Thursday 27
September, between 6pm and 9pm.


The 2007 theme seeks to inspire the creation and artistic development of contemporary Furniture, Lighting and Furnishings! That’s right, Fringe Furniture is broadening its scope in a material world.

Ideas for exhibits should ideally be drawn from the variety of example ideas below. Awards this year will focus on the best in show, best work addressing the theme, best use of sustainable materials and a few other categories yet to be devised…so think and materialise!

To help get your ideas flowing consider our take on what the theme Material\ism can be:

· Preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values

· The philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to material agencies

· The substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed

· Anything that serves as crude or raw matter to be used or developed

· Any constituent element

· A textile fabric

· A group of ideas, facts, data, etc., that may provide the basis for or be incorporated into some integrated work

· Materials, the articles or apparatus needed to make or do something

· Formed or consisting of matter; physical; corporeal: the material world


Melbourne Fringe takes no sales commission, and the buyer will have to contact you directly, via the catalogue. Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne Museum will identify sold works with a red dot after advisement by the artist to the Fringe Furniture Producer.

Download the guidelines by clicking here.

Click here to register to be part of Fringe Furniture's 23rd year.

Visit the website: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/corporate/2006/