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


Blue Fringe Arts

"Without Blue Fringe Arts my journey to a state of relative well-being would not have been possible."

Click here to go to the 2018 Blue Fringe Information page


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


2014 Winners

Images above:

2014 Visual Art Winners; “Fire Season” by Janet Anderson; “Demons of My Depression” by Michelle Fletcher.