Melbourne Fringe Festival

Design Fringe Exhibition

Exhibit your work in Design Fringe, the annual contemporary design exhibition at Linden New Art that celebrates innovation across all facets of the industry, showcasing bold new ideas and amplifying…


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 26, 2024




Visual Arts


Design Fringe is Melbourne Fringe’s annual contemporary design exhibition that celebrates innovation across all facets of the industry, showcasing bold new ideas and amplifying the work of ambitious designers. It provides a space for designers to exhibit innovative creations and push the limits of traditional notions of design, featuring a broad cross section of works from textiles, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, through to architectural and civic design.

Design Fringe focuses on reducing barriers and achieving greater diversity in design as a vital part of our mission; providing opportunities for underrepresented artists to showcase their work and have their voices heard. This is led by our Gender Equity scheme and broader equity initiatives. These initiatives recognise the importance of representation in design and the value of different perspectives and experiences in shaping the industry’s future.

Design Fringe Theme 2024: We have shared bread and salt

The humble dining table is more than just a piece of furniture; it is a cornerstone of connection, community, and culture. This year’s Design Fringe exhibition invites creatives to explore how design shapes, enhances and guides the pivotal interactions that occur around the table. From intimate moments shared with family to lively exchanges with friends and colleagues, it is a symbol of unity and togetherness. And no, we’re not only accepting submissions that are literally tables. We’re asking you, whatever form your work takes, to consider how does design create environments facilitate meaningful conversations and build stronger communities? This year’s exhibition celebrates the role of design in fostering togetherness, inspiring new forms of connection and understanding, and highlighting the vibrant intersections of culture, conversation and food. Read more about this year’s theme in the info pack. Registrations close midnight Sunday 7 July

Register for Design Fringe in 2024 now

Info Pack