2015 Award Winners

See all previous FRINGE WORLD award winners here.

2015 Award Winners

Martin Sims Award

The Martin Sims Award is the top prize of the Festival, recognising the best new Western Australian work in the Festival that is destined to succeed on the world’s stage. The Award honours Martin Sims, an Artrage Chairperson who contributed greatly to developing opportunities for WA creatives.

Winner: Monroe and Associates presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & The Last Great Hunt


Cabaret Award

Presented by Howling Wolves Margaret River

Winner: La Soirée presented by Strut & Fret and La Soirée Australia

WA Winner (joint): Perth Cabaret Collective presents An Old Fashioned Affair presented by Perth Cabaret Collective

WA Winner (joint): Speak Easy presented by Andrew Umney Presents:


Children's Event Award

Presented by BDO

Winner (joint): Lords of Strut: The Family Show presented by Sharon Burgess Productions

Winner (joint): The Bookbinder presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Trick of the Light Theatre

WA Winner: The Greatest Children's Story Ever Written presented by Redfoot Youth Theatre in association with St George's Cathedral


Circus Award

Presented by iiNet

Winner: Fright or Flight presented by 3 is a Crowd

Second Runner Up / WA Winner: Elements presented by Natural Wings


Comedy Award

Presented by APN Outdoor

Winner: Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & DON'T BE LONELY in association with PICA

WA Winner: Pirate Church: Shitstorm presented by Pirate Church


Dance Award

Presented by City of Perth

Winner: Carmen (Choreodrama) presented by Tbillisi Music and Drama State Theatre

Second Runner Up / WA Winner: Every/Nowhere presented by Serena Chalker


Film & Multimedia Award

Presented by Instant Toilets and Showers

Winner (joint): The General - with Live Musical Accompaniment by Viola Dana presented by City of Stirling Summerset Arts Festival

Winner (joint): Cinema Classics @ The Backlot Perth presented by The Backlot Perth


Free & Community Event Award

Presented by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Winner (joint): The 2015 Perth Chinese New Year Fair presented by Chung Wah Association

Winner (joint): Mobile Moments 3.0 presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Road Theatre


Music & Musicals Award

Presented by Brookfield

Winner: Sam Perry Live presented by Sam Perry


Theatre Award

Presented by 720 ABC Perth

Winner: Fake It 'til You Make It by Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Theatre Works in association with PICA

WA Winner: Absolutely presented by flaming locomotive


Visual Arts Award

Presented by Little Creatures

Winner: Mate presented by Paper Mountain


WA Emerging Artist Award

Presented by Woodside

Winner (joint): Mikaela Westall (Moving On Inc.)

Winner (joint): Clarence Ryan (Metalhead)

Winner (joint): Felicity McKay (Venus in Furs)


Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award

Presented by Melbourne Fringe

Winner: FAG/STAG presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & The Last Great Hunt in association with PICA


The West Australian Arts Editor Award

Presented by The West Australian

Winner: Sex Idiot by Bryony Kimmings presented by Theatre Works

WA Winner: In the Shadow Of Venus presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Lost and Found in association with PICA


Spirit of the Fringe Award

Presented by Curtin University

Winner: Joe Lui


Independent Program Award

Presented by Lotterywest

Winner: The Blue Room Summer Nights


Independent Venue Award

Presented by Lotterywest

Winner (joint): Sunset Veranda

Winner (joint): Noodle Palace