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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.

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

The Infinity Box

Date: 16 February - 18 March 2018
Time: 8:30 pm to Midnight each night

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 is presented by the University of Adelaide, proud Partner of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

The Infinity Box by The University of Adelaide

Parade of Light

Date: 16 February - 18 March 2018
Time: 8:30pm - Midnight each night

The University of Adelaide is a proud sponsor for all thirty-one nights of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, Parade of Light. The Parade of Light will feature architectural projections and breathtaking laser displays on 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 transforms 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 will be filled with animated light and music, as the playful, bold and curious take their turn to control the building and become virtuosos of light and sound. Be bold and play alone, or pull in a friend to help you light up the night 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 is the light-hearted story of a balloon dog who tries different occupations, all of which just don’t turn out to be suitable for a balloon. From chefs’ knives to seamstress’ pins and needles, there are so many risks! Finally, balloon dog finds the perfect job - King Balloon Dog - or not.

Parade of Lights, Elder Hall façade at The University of Adelaide