It's a Fringey kind of thing

About Fringe Festival 2013

March 15th- 24th 2013

The Castlemaine Fringe is on again and this year will be turning 21. The new Fringe committee has formed and would like to welcome your involvement and ideas. The 2013 Festival will occupy a number of venues around the town over the period of 10 days, concurrent with the Castlemaine State Festival.

The Fringe has got a long history of success and is one of the longest running Fringe festivals in Australia. We have always worked to offer patrons art in all forms – as well an opportunity for new, emergent, alternative, or underground artists access to the broader community.

‘150 years ago Castlemaine became world-renowned for its underground wealth. It still boasts, to this day, the richest alluvial gold reef ever discovered.

Today the wealth of Castlemaine can still be found underground, albeit in a more human form. Scratch the surface of this pleasant little town and you will find communities of painters, sculptors, actors, musicians, film makers, dancers, digital media artists – and artists who defy classification altogether!

The Fringe Thing Inc. is a committee of old and new Castlemaine locals devoted to uniting and showcasing the wealth of local underground talent from Castlemaine and its surrounds. The biennial Castlemaine Fringe festival is the pinnacle of this showcase of local art and culture.

Consisiting of a cross-section of Castlemaine artists, The Fringe Thing Inc. understand the purity of art produced for the sheer sake of art itself, unadulterated by profit or mainstream perceptions. And as loyal locals, who better to concentrate the magic in the history of underground Castlemaine and project it outwards to the rest of the world?’

This year the Castlemaine Fringe is jam-packed full of local art music, film and performace so check out our program and get along to an event!