2016 Award Winners

See all previous FRINGE WORLD award winners here.

2016 Award Winners

Martin Sims Award
Presented by FRINGE WORLD

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: The Great Ridolphi presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and The Last Great Hunt


The Inaugural Blaz Award

Presented to the best writing for performance by a WA writer. The Award honours George Blazevich, a celebrated Perth playwright who was loved dearly by the local Theatre community.

Winner: Chris Isaacs


Cabaret Award
Presented by Howling Wolves Margaret River 

Winner: LIMBO presented by Strut & Fret Production House

WA Winner: Perth Cabaret Collective: Blues in the Night presented by Perth Cabaret Collective


Children's Event Award
Presented by Discus Digital Print

Winner: The Road That Wasn’t There presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Trick of the Light Theatre  

WA Winner: Famous Sharron: Make Your Own Adventures presented by Bootleg Comedy


Circus Award
Presented by APN Outdoor

Winner (joint): That Man Indoors ! presented by Grant Goldie

Winner (joint): Undertone presented by Black Carnation productions   

WA Winner: She Dances presented by Natural Wings


Comedy Award
Presented by Little Creatures Brewing Co.

Winner: Paul Culliver - The Honeypot presented by Mammoth Comedy

WA Winner and Second Runner Up: Islamofarcist presented by Sami Shah


Dance & Physical Theatre Award
Presented by BDO

Winner: Awkward Con-nections presented by Summer Nights, Rikki Bremner & Trihedral Sector

WA Winner: Brainchild presented by Cameron Lansdown-Goodman and Samantha Crameri-Miller


Film & Multimedia Award
Presented by Curtin University

Winner (joint): THIS IS ROCK! Decline of Western Civilization Pt 1, 2 and 3 presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival

Winner (joint): THIS IS ROCK! We are Twisted Fucking Sister presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival


Free & Community Event Award
Presented by Lotterywest

Winner: Streetside presented by OnWilliam


Independent Program Award
Presented by RTRFM 92.1

Winner: The Blue Room Summer Nights

Best New Program: The Flaming Locomotive    


Independent Venue Award
Presented by RTRFM 92.1

Winner: Noodle Palace

Best New Venue: Funtavia


Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award
Presented by Melbourne Fringe

Winner: Girl in the Wood presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Rorschach Beast  


Music & Musical Award
Presented by Nova 93.7

Winner: Dirty Blues: The Sinning Edition presented by Jessie Gordon  


Spirit of the Fringe Award
Presented by Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Winner: Frank Moloney            


Theatre Award
Presented by 720 ABC Perth

Winner (joint): Staggeringly Epic – LUDWIG presented by Mobile Arts

Winner (joint): Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster By Nicola Gunn presented by Mobile States and PICA

WA Winner:  Dr. Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party presented by Holland St Productions


The West Australian Arts Editor Award
Presented by The West Australian

Winner: 17 BORDER CROSSINGS presented by Summer Nights, lucidity suitcase intercontinental & PICA   

WA Winner: The Great Ridolphi presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and The Last Great Hunt


Visual Arts Award
Presented by Brookfield

Winner: Cristina de Middel, The Afronauts presented by Perth Centre for Photography


WA Emerging Artist Award
Presented by Woodside

Winner: Rorschach Beast for Girl in the Wood