Meet the Mythical Fringe Unicorn

Published: Tue, Oct 18 2016
Posted in General, Media Releases
Meet the Mythical Fringe Unicorn

After an exhaustive selection process and more than 200 entries from all over the world, we're ecstatic to announce that French-born, Barossa-based artist Jennifer Rimbault's entry, Unicorn, is the winner of our 2017 Poster Design Competition!

We asked for entries that represented the mythical nature of our fabulous Fringe and we felt that Jennifer's entry perfectly exemplified the wonder of Fringe time. 

Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said, “we called for a poster that echoed the exciting and magical spirit of the Fringe. The Fringe transforms Adelaide into a wild wonderland of mythical proportions and it encourages people to step outside their usual schedules and be whatever they want to be. Jennifer’s design captures that.”

“The Adelaide Fringe is all about discovering the unexpected. Every year we encourage audiences to take a risk on the unknown and we think Jennifer’s unicorn is the perfect embodiment of that Fringe message.”

Jennifer Rimbault said she used a unicorn in her design because she wanted to give a glimpse of the artistic "wonderland" created in Adelaide by the Fringe.

“I think the festival is as mythical and magical as a unicorn. The creature in my poster isn’t what people would expect, though – it is quirky and unusual, just like the Fringe,” she said.

“I was so surprised my design was chosen and I feel blessed that it will be used to promote such a loved event.”

A humongous thank you to everyone who took the time and made the effort to enter our competition - we absolutely loved seeing everybody's creativity and the many different ways this year's brief was interpreted!

You came here to see the 2017 Adelaide Fringe poster, so we'll stop waffling now - HERE IT IS!