Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ABC Wednesdays - F for F10

An tutu wearing astronaut taking pride of place in Adelaide's Victoria Square! These larger than life inflatable models symbolise the 2010 Adelaide Fringe. They were created as a result of this year's Fringe poster competition winner.

The poster artist David Capriotti explained the design is intended to capture the iconic nature of the Fringe. “I came up with the idea of a tutu wearing astronaut because it illustrates how something everyday and familiar, like our city, is completely transformed when the Adelaide Fringe is on.” (From the Fringe 2010 website - Read the full report here)

Adelaide's Fringe commenced in 1960, running in alternate years to our Festival of Arts. Since 2007 it has been run every year. It is the largest Arts' event in Australia and second largest in the world; Edinburgh takes that honour.

This year's program offers over 700 events. What a choice there is! All you need is lots of time and a bit of spare cash. The events are reasonably priced (many around the $20 mark) and some are even free. So far I have managed to see the Fringe Parade (scroll down to see yesterday's post) and one theatre performance, Bienvenue à Brelville - most enjoyable.



The ABC Wednesday meme was initiated by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

13 comments:

Stan Ski said...

I've never been to Adelaide, but I've been to Edinburgh.

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the day, Gordon! Adelaide's Fringe sounds really interesting! 700 events! What a choice indeed! Wish I could visit and take them all in!! Hope your week is going well.

Sylvia

CafebyJW said...

Cute it is!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

How fun and quite funny. Certainly I can say no one else has this on their post. That is what I love, there are so many ideas out there. This is great!

Jacob said...

Methinks I'd love the Fringe. These blow-up figures are huge! And the tutu-wearing astronaut is too funny!

I also believe Lois Anne may have relatives in your area...I'll have to check.

Thanks for your kind words on Ocala DP!

Jay said...

That astronaut is a lot of fun! LOL!

dragonfly said...

You have some wonderful shots within you blog not least the fun astronauts, Thanks for sharing

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mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! So out of this world!
Thanks so much for contributing! Denise (ABC Team)

photowannabe said...

Looks like a delightful Festival and it sounds like there is so much offered to see and do. Great post Gordon.

Roger Owen Green said...

Spacey! I love it.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, what fun! It sounds like a fabulous place to spend time. The astronauts gave me a good giggle.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

So very nice :)

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Tash said...

So great. I got a good chuckle out of it. If I was younger I would aspire to be the figure with a pink 'fringe' in the middle. Fabulous F.