Southern Cross Care received incredible support for their inaugural ‘Fringe at Lourdes’ program in 2016 as initiated by Margot Ludowici, and so for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe season, the entire Southern Cross Care community was involved! 

“’It’s the people’s festival.’ 

No matter where you are, how old you are, or what you are doing, the Adelaide Fringe is yours.” declared David Minear, 2017 Chair Adelaide Fringe at the Southern Cross Care Fringe Program launch.

It was a quote originated from the Founding Chair Adelaide Fringe, Frank Ford, who also attended the 2017 #SCCFringe Program Launch to share his support.

The Adelaide Fringe is well known to have entertained audiences for more than 50 years, and Adelaideans, as well as international and interstate tourists, turn out in droves and snap up more than 600,000 tickets each year; however it is truly a privilege to bring artists and performers back to, what would be, some of the original audiences at those initial Adelaide Fringe events.

In 2017, Southern Cross Care Interim CEO, David Moran said, “This program sits well with the Southern Cross Care philosophy to keep people connected, healthy and active.”


We engage an ‘all hands on deck’ from the key sites to help draw in local artists and craftsmen to participate in their “ArtSpace” community events. Retired art teachers, artists and painters, nature lovers, flower arrangers, photographers and poets are all lining up to share their skill and passion with Artspace attendees.