2013 Melbourne Fringe Awards

Wizard MF Award 1After 19 Days, Melbourne’s longest running and most popular independent arts festival, the Melbourne Fringe has come to an end for another year.

Featuring more than 4000 artists, presenting some 326 events in a variety of theatres, galleries, laneways, public gardens, living rooms, trams, backyards and public spaces across Victoria.

As the Festival comes to a close, it is time to congratulate those who have made it possible and announcing the winners of the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Awards, which took place on Saturday 6 October at the Fringe Club at the North Melbourne Town Hall.


Best Dance: TRTH + FNTSY

Best Visual Arts: Vantage Point

Best Live Art: Confetti

Best Performance: They Saw A Thylacine

Best Cabaret: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Best Comedy: EDGE!

Best Music: City Of Shadows

Best Kids: Squid Stamp: The Technology Show

Best Circus: …We Should Quit

Best Venue: Imperial Hotel

Digital Creatures Best New Work: Namira Abdulgani for See Exit


The Tiki Tour Ready Award – Supported by New Zealand Fringe (Wellington):
They Saw A Thylacine

Innovation in Theatre – Supported by Brisbane Powerhouse:
Black Faggot

Outstanding Comedy Show – Supported by Brisbane Powerhouse:
Nob Happy Sock

The Tour Ready Award – Supported by Adelaide Fringe:

Best Experimental Performance – Supported by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists:
MKA: Kids Killing Kids


The Discovery Award – Supported by Melbourne Festival:
Phantom Limbs for TRTH + FNTSY

Outstanding Indigenous Artist – Supported by the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts:
Ian Michael in Laika & Wills

Best Emerging Writer – Supported by Writers’ Victoria in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company:
Emily Collyer – The Good Girl
Katy Warner – Dangerous Lenses (Highly Commended)
Brooke Robinson – Dropped (Highly Commended)

Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice – Supported by Kultour:
Black Faggot

Best Emerging Producer – Supported by Auspicious Arts Incubator & Live Performance Australia:
Jonthan Homsey for Together As One

Original New Circus – Supported by Circus Oz:
At The Last Gasp

Best Emerging Circus Performer – Supported by ACAPTA:
Morgan in …We Should Quit

Digital Creatures Best Student Work – Supported by Little Creatures:
Amber Diss for Silt

People’s Choice Award:
Wizard Sandwiches: The Last Lunch

For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: the Wizard Sandwiches win at the Melbourne Fringe Awards