Plans scuppered. Shows with their wings clipped. This year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival was meant to look a lot different – but even though the world changed, Fringe artists didn’t stop dreaming.

Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Melbourne Fringe Festival are pleased to once again present a new series of works by local artists.

In this outdoor exhibition, photographer Sarah Walker captures Fringe artists faced with a new reality and at their most vulnerable. Artist Mike Greaney then sets them free by illustrating the plans and dreams they were unable to achieve because of, well, 2020.

These are the faces of Melbourne Fringe 2020 – photographed in reality, and let loose in dreams.


Photography by Anne-Marie De Boni