Fringe Westside: Forest Fringe X Melbourne Fringe

UK-based risk-takers Forest Fringe are heading Westside for the Forest Exchange Lab - an innovative residency project bringing together local and international artists to explore the streets and spaces of Melbourne's West. 

Forest will be carving out a fringe-away-from-fringe, a space for critical conversation, deep experimentation and the seeding of new work. Together with three local artists, Forest Fringe co-directors Andy Field (UK) and Deborah Pearson (UK/CAN) joined by Associate Artist Mish Grigor (SYD), will use the Exchange Lab as a time and place to exchange ideas and collaborate in the context of Melbourne's West.

Each week of the Residency culminates in a 'Day of Action' (day-long performance creation projects) and an Afternoon Assembly (come-one-come-all afternoon showings). There's also an artist talk at the Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton and a panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre in the City, permeating the project through the wider Fringe Festival.

Forest Fringe X Melbourne Fringe is proudly presented by Maribyrnong City Council, Melbourne Fringe, The SUBSTATION, and Hobsons Bay City Council.