Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe is Australia's largest open-access arts festival; featuring artists from around the globe. Performances include cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual arts and so much more.

The Adelaide Fringe 2018 attractions

In 2018, the University of Adelaide proudly supported this internationally renowned event with two major attractions.

The Infinity Box

Inside the Infinity Box, reality expands—seemingly without limit—in all directions. This 20ft tunnel is seamlessly lined with crystal-clear mirrors on all surfaces, infused throughout with calm, glowing light, and filled with gentle, transcendent sound. The result is at once a source of earthly connection—a peaceful path from one festival attraction to another—and a mesmerising, near-identity challenging journey into infinite space. A sumptuous feast for the senses.

The Infinity Box by The University of Adelaide

Parade of Light

The University of Adelaide was the proud sponsor of all thirty-one nights of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, Parade of Light. The Parade of Light featured architectural projections and breathtaking laser displays on our own Bonython hall, Mitchell Building and Elder hall to form the North Terrace animated corridor of colour, light and wonder.

Building Themes

Roll Up, Roll Up! - Based on fabulous circus posters and photographs from the National Fairground Archive, The Electric Canvas transformed the Mitchell Building into an amazing moving billboard with the assistance from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music producing an original soundtrack to match the projections. 

Lumifonica - The Elder hall facade was filled with animated light and music, as the playful, bold and curious took their turn to control the building and become virtuosos of light and sound. The night was lit up with a sonic, phonic, chronic luminous duet.

A Balloon Dog's Life - How would a balloon dog survive in the real world? What kind of job would he be successful at? This told the light-hearted story of a balloon dog who tries different occupations, all of which aren't suitable for a balloon. From chefs’ knives to seamstress’ pins and needles, there are so many risks! Finally, balloon dog found the perfect job - King Balloon Dog - or not.

Parade of Lights, Elder Hall façade at The University of Adelaide
Adelaide Fringe 16 February - 18 March 2018 Proud Partner