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About Blue Fringe
The Blue Fringe Arts Festival celebrates and acknowledges the creativity of people with a lived experience of mental illness. There are five categories including Art, Photography, Sculpture and Textiles, we have added a brand new Youth category this year which will allow high school aged students to enter under one of the previous mentioned sub categories. Based in the Blue Mountains, the Festival is held in October each year to coincide with Mental Health Month. This year the festival will be celebrating its 25th year.
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.