Have you seen some strange creatures roaming around the square recently, perhaps with radical self expression on full display? Let us introduce you to Sydney Fringe’s Cultural Concierges - they are the living embodiment of The Sydney Fringe and our massive public art piece with It’s Beautiful and Useful.
It’s Beautiful and Useful X World Square X Sydney Fringe
You will be greeted by eye-catching art that’s exuberant, playful and teaming with joy, thanks to a unique collaboration between It’s Beautiful and Useful Studio (IBU) and Sydney Fringe- Live in Colour by Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg
The multi-media installation features a large-scale, mind-blowing suspended inflatable structure at the entrance of George and Liverpool Street. Live in Colour is made of a fabric that is constructed predominantly from recycled PET drinking bottles - speaking to IBU’s focus on practicing art sustainably. Using fashion and design as a mode for radical, unfettered self expression and breaking down the barriers to creativity.
“After years of creating outrageous wearables for the entertainment industry, I’m super excited to bring this flamboyant, fun, energetic sculptural installation to World Square that inspires people to be the most outrageous, fabulous and joyful version of themselves. After the difficult times of the last few years, I really want to focus on fun and good times!” Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg (IBU)
BOUNCE INTO OUR WORLD - Sydney Fringe’s Cultural Concierge
After nearly two years confined to our homes, artists and creatives around town are bursting to show you what they’ve been up to. With over 500 shows across 80 venues around town, it’s a little hard to decide just what you should be seeing. This is where our Cultural Concierge’s come into play.
Want to grab some dumplings and see a drama, sip cabernet and watch a cabaret or hit up a drag show and dine? To complement the artwork, we are thrilled to introduce the Cultural Concierge Program. Cultural Concierge have set up home in the Centre and will be on hand to tailor your perfect World Square X Fringe experience, just for you.
Don’t be shy, they’re here for you to get to know them!
Catch them roaming the square or visit our colourful activation right across from Grill’d burgers.
Because we’re the gift that keeps on giving, every time you purchase a ticket to the Sydney Fringe Festival onsite, you’ll have the opportunity to win some radical prizes including:
Eat FREE from Fish Bowl a year: Now serving the most sustainable and delicious salmon in the world, king salmon from Big Glory Bay in New Zealand. We want our customers to feel informed, excited, and proud to support a monumental change. One small step for fishbowl, one giant leap for mankind.
2x $500 gift vouchers from The North Face – Find the gear you need to go further, wherever adventure takes you.
40 $25 vouchers to Umaya - Perfect for families, friends and catch-ups offering high quality and authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi.
DR. MARTENS 2x $500: A history of rebellious self-expression
50 lucky winners win The Naked Duck reusable mug - keeping your coffee piping hot, as well as any cold drinks cold
The Cultural Concierge and our Ambassadors will be roving around every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout September: