Tag Archives: fringe festival

Funding for the Arts – a Satire

By 8 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Opposition Arts Spokesman Brendan Smyth has again attacked Arts Minister Joy Burch for providing funding for a controversial artistic production. Funding of $19,000 will be awarded to the Aspen Island Theatre Company for the development of a production titled Kill Climate Deniers. The controversy exists in the context of the Opposition’s attack, earlier this year, [...]

Fringe Festival producer announced

By 1 September 2014

Local artist Chenoeh Miller will be the producer of the 2015 fringe festival, to be held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
Ms Miller was chosen by an independent panel of peers after Ms Burch called for expressions of interest in the role in July.
“I congratulate Chenoeh [...]

A moment on hitler parody

By 11 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.

Amy Dunham takes over Creative Production of the Fringe

By 2 January 2014

This just in from Jorian Gardner for Fringe 2014:
Fringe Director Jorian Gardner today announced the appointment of Amy Louise Dunham to the position of Creative Producer for the February 2014 event.
“Amy is a well-loved and accomplished young artist working across a range of fields including theatre, live music and dance,” said Gardner. “Aside from her [...]

Jorian v. Giulia


Well this didn’t take long.
Last Friday we noted the Fringe was going back to its dad Jorian Gardner.
Yesterday the interim producers were grumbling that there wasn’t much process.
And today we have the Liberals’ arch conservative Giulia Jones having a fit of the vapous at the idea of Jorian Gardner’s continued existence:
ACT Shadow Minister for Women [...]

Fringe Festival not transparent enough?

By 1 July 2013

Recently Joy Burch announced that the reins to the multicultural festival were being placed once more into the hands of its founding director Jorian Gardner.
While Jorian is understandably happy, one of last years producers, Nick Byrne is rather confused as to why he had not known the job was up for grabs.
Talking with ABC News, [...]

Jorian rides again with the Fringe Festival in 2014


It would seem the awkwardness arising from gifting the Chief Minister with nipple tassles at the opening of his cabaret bookstore has passed and Joy Burch is this morning announcing the restoration of the once and future Fringe Festival producer:
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch today announced that Jorian Gardner will return to the role of [...]

PJ Williams and Nick Byrne sieze the Fringe

By 28 November 2012

Joy Burch has announced the appointment of PJ Williams and Nick Byrne as the creative producers for the 2013 Fringe Festival:
“The return of the Fringe Festival next February has created a tremendous buzz in Canberra and today I am pleased to announce that PJ Williams and Nick Byrne will be spearheading the development of this [...]

The Multicultural Festival to get its Fringe back

By 11 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The ongoing shenanigans surrounding the Multicultural Fringe Festival have taken a new turn with Joy Burch announcing a Fringe Like Thing will return:
A one-night Fringe Festival will be held alongside the 2013 National Multicultural Festival, ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch announced today.
Ms Burch said the ACT Government will soon call for Expressions of Interest for [...]

The Folk Festival wants you to pay more still to save the Majestic


The Folk Festival is a strange beast for a few reasons:
– It relies on vast armies of volunteers working for free (often in highly professional capacities).
– It charges like a wounded bull. Seriously it hoovers money out of my wallet harder than any casino I’ve visited.
– It pays the most cursory to negligible [...]

Majestic Magic!

By 3 April 2010

(RiotACT special reporter Beth Monzo filed this report at 2.30am from the Folk Festival on the newest addition to the event)
The talk of the National town this year is The Majestic. A new addition to the National Folk Festival, The Majestic is everything weird and wonderful you’ve been waiting for.
The tent is run by [...]

A fringey end

By 24 October 2009

After vowing to fight them on the beaches, and promising that the spirit of Fringe would never die, Jorian Gardner has been out and about in the media this week explaining why he’s pulled the pin on the people powered extravaganza he promised.
You can see the snippet on the ABC Website.

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