The red carpet event took place at The Adelaide Town Hall and honoured some of the most exciting local, national and international talent at Adelaide Fringe 2008.

Fringe Director, Christie Anthoney said, “Its no mean feat to win an Adelaide Fringe Award competition is ferocious, judges are razor sharp and decisions aren’t easy. All nominees and winners should be exceptionally pleased with the work they have created. ”

Bank SA Managing Director, Rob Chapman said, “the TalkFringe Rave Review Award was hotly contested with a record number of Fringe-goers giving their thoughts on the best show.

“We’ve had five times as many Fringe–goers visit the Talk Fringe site this year and it’s their rating and reviews that determine the winner of the TalkFringe Rave Review Award. Cyranose is truly an audience favourite.” 

The award winners at the Adelaide Fringe 2008 are:

Heineken Award for Shameless Self-Promotion
Penny Ashton for Hot Pink Bits Rides Again

BankSA TalkFringe Rave Review Award
Sound & Fury's "Cyranose!"

Fringe Award for Best Visual Arts Venue
Higher Ground

Fringe Award for Best Performing Arts Venue
Holden Street Theatres

Fringe Award for Best Puppetry
Grandpa Sol & Lily’s Grandma Rosie

Fringe Award for Best Dance
Seven, by Leigh Warren & Dancers

Fringe Award for Best Cabaret
Meow Meow in Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour

Myspace Award for Best Music
The Twoks

Eran Svigos Award for Best Visual Arts Exhibition by an Individual
Red Moon Mountain Bloom, by Andrew James Intergalactic

Fringe Award for Best Visual Arts Exhibition by a Collective
c e l l a r  sweatshop, by Hitch & Pearl Projects

BankSA Support Act
Trouble on Planet Earth, by the Border Project

Fringe Award for Best Comedy
Mark Watson - Can I briefly talk to you about the point of life?

Fringe Award for Best Theatre
The Smile off Your Face, by Ontroerend Goed

Spirit of the Fringe Award
The Garden of Unearthly Delights

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