KNC acknowledges the Darug and Gundungurra nations as the traditional custodians of these lands.

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Blue Fringe 2017

Blue Fringe Arts celebrates and acknowledges the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Blue Fringe Arts celebrates and acknowledges the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness and will be celebrating its 25th year.

 

Entries for Art and Literature Competitions are now closed.  

Exhibition dates:

Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st October  - 10am-2pm

Come along and enjoy a beautiful intimate exhibition, celebrating the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Awards Ceremony for both Literature and Art Awards

Saturday 21st October,  Wentworth Falls TAFE, Mitchell St, Wentworth Falls.

11 am Entrants to the Literature competition will read their works (Books of the works will be available for $5)

12 pm Awards will be presented for both Literature and Art Competitions)

History

Based in the Blue Mountains, the Festival is held in October each year to coincide with Mental Health Month. 

Blue Fringe Arts originated as the Adrienne Brown Awards in 1992.  

Adrienne Brown, born in 1969, was a young woman who had a lived experience of schizophrenia.  Her long struggle with her illness was relieved, at times, by her love for poetry, the arts and music.  

Adrienne is remembered in the Blue Fringe Arts and Literature Festival for her passion for creative expression.

For more information please contact:

Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre  4782 1117 or Springwood Neighbourhood Centre 4751 3033