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The Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival are the biggest events in our state's calendar and attract artists and audiences from around the world. The State Library has been collecting Fringe and Festival programmes and ephemera since the 1960s. Items such as event programmes, promotional flyers and leaflets, tickets and posters have largely been collected through donations.

Why we collect festival ephemera

Festival and event ephemera tell the story of our arts and entertainment scene and reflect changing social, political and personal issues.

What we are collecting

This year the State Library would particularly like to ask the public, artists or event organisers to donate Fringe or Festival ephemera from locations outside of the Adelaide city area. We will also collect material from the Adelaide city area too.

At present the Library’s collection has a focus on Adelaide city venues; to get a better representation of our community, we would like to have more material from events held in outer-metropolitan and country venues. Some of the locations that have venues in this year’s Fringe and Festival include:

Aldgate Port Adelaide
Clarendon Port Noarlunga
Cleve Salisbury
Mount Gambier Stirling
Murray Bridge Strathalbyn

Where to send your festival material

Send your material to:

Festival Ephemera
Published Collections
State Library of South Australia
GPO Box 419
Adelaide SA 5001 

You can also visit us and bring your material in to the State Library.

Thank you for helping to build the collections of your State Library and capturing the stories that make us.