StripFest: Brunswick Street

03 May 2013-05 May 2013,

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StripFest is a celebration of community and the arts, based around that cornerstone of urban life, the shopping strip. Brunswick Street in Fitzroy is hosting the inaugural festival, the first of its kind in the world.

Brunswick Street wears its once rough-and-tumble heart on its sleeve. Already a hub for bars, shops and cafés, Brunswick Street will be injected with even more energy and curiosities. From drag and burlesque performances, to smaller touches like artist-designed menus for pre-existing venues, and live mannequins in shop windows.

Not content to follow the more well-trodden street festival path, organisers are committed to making the 48-hour event positive for all involved; especially locals and business owners. By facilitating artists and performances, those venues will in turn be rewarded with increased patronage. Artists are given two options. Those who have a clear, uncompromising vision can apply individually. The second option is for creative types who prefer collaboration to isolation, who can sign up to be paired with other artists and venues to work with.

Supported by Australian artists and performers such as playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, comedian Jason Chatfield and journalist Ben Pobjie, the festival promises something for everyone. Venues can volunteer their spaces and artists can register at the website. They’re taking applications now, so get cracking. Will you juggle bottles of Rekorderlig? Perform poetry? Suspend yourself naked in front of Bimbos to replace their baby? The options are endless – and we'll be there to watch.

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By Taylor O'Connell   |  

StripFest: Brunswick Street details

Around Fitzroy


Address
Brunswick St
Around Fitzroy

Fitzroy 3065

Price FREE
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Date 03 May 2013-05 May 2013

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