DESIGN FRINGE :: Register to Exhibit (by August 1st)

DESIGN FRINGE EOI for 2022 program

Design Fringe, the new evolution of Melbourne Fringe’s longest-running program, Fringe Furniture, will be making its home at Linden New Art in 2022.

This year’s provocation is Design the Future: Don’t Waste Time, which spotlights the global challenge of sustainability.

Designers and audiences are asked to consider their relationships with objects by looking to the past and the future of design to better inform purchase decisions and to explore notions of necessity, novelty and obsoletion.  


Key Info:

To register – a sketch or words or both is all that’s required now. Design Fringe 2022 – register here

Register your EOI by August 1st,  with the second round of information collection in about two weeks, so that you can tell (and show) us more then.   

Registrations close on August 1st: however, you won’t need to have all your artwork information finalised by this date!

Event Program:

In addition to the exhibition, there are commissions by local First Nations designers, an awards program judged by a panel of industry leaders, and a mentorship program that will award exhibiting artists with funding and mentorship to create a new work to exhibit in Design Fringe in 2023.  

A live awards presentation will take place in September this year, awith talks and networking events held during the program.

  • Two design exhibitions featuring both experimental and commercial pieces across form
  • Brand new commissions
  • A Design Fringe public program including tours, talks and workshops
  • A range of diversity initiatives (definitely check these out)
  • An awards program
  • A mentorship program
  • A designer in residence program

Key Dates:

EXHIBITION // 16 September – 27 November 2022

LOCATIONS // Linden New Art & Carlisle Street Arts Space (inside St Kilda Town Hall)

ELIGIBILITY // Open to all Australian-based artists and designers at all career stages

COST // $115 Full or $95 Concession
Female and non-binary designers are eligible for a 14.5% discount, reflecting the gender pay gap


INFO // Eilysh Toose –
(03) 9660 9600

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ENTRY // Registrations open: Monday 9 May 2022
Second round registrations (artwork details) open: Monday 1st August 2022
Second round registrations (artwork details) close COB, Wednesday 10 August 2022.

DELIVERY // Delivery of works: 6, 7, or 8 September 2022 from 9 am-5 pm
The exhibition opens: Friday, 16 September 2022
Exhibition closes: Sunday 27 November 2022
Works collected: Monday 28 November 2022


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