FOLK FESTIVAL: Woodford showcases a variety of genres including music, dance, art, circus, comedy, theatre and visual arts.
FOLK FESTIVAL: Woodford showcases a variety of genres including music, dance, art, circus, comedy, theatre and visual arts. Contributed.

The wonders of Woodford Folk Festival

ONE OF Australia's largest and most vibrant music and arts gatherings, the annual Woodford Folk Festival, returns for its 31st year from December 27 to January 1.

Festival organisers are thrilled to unveil the poster for this year's event, designed by artist in residence Gavin Ryan, who has brought this year's theme, How We Wonder, to life in a dynamic image.

Characterised by Ryan's stunning attention to detail and vibrant colour choices, the poster is a cosmic explosion.

Exploring the power of imagination, Woodford promises to take you on a journey of creativity, solitude and connection.

Gravitating into the unknown and the undiscovered, the poster reveals the magic of Woodford.

Organisers have announced the poster is the first of a triptych that will conclude on the third year with three posters joined together revealing the conclusion of a story trilogy.

Festival general manager Amanda Jackes said the poster features images people would recognise when they arrive at the festival and the overall story will be revealed when all three posters come together in 2018.

"People will want to keep it," she said.

"We are so pleased with Gavin's work.

"It evokes mystery and wonder but exudes the sort of playfulness that the festival means to so many of our patrons.

"It's a big departure from what we've done before."

 

Woodford Folk Festival's artist in residence Gavin Ryan has brought this year's theme, How We Wonder, to life in a dynamic image.
Woodford Folk Festival's artist in residence Gavin Ryan has brought this year's theme, How We Wonder, to life in a dynamic image. Contributed.

Early bird tickets range in price from $25 to $606, and are available for season, season camping, day and night camping, day and night and Christmas Day camping for a limited time.

For more information and ticket prices visit woodfordfolkfestival.com/tickets/prices, email ticketing@woodfordfolk festival.com, or call 0754961066, from 9am to 5pm (EST), Monday to Friday.

Online purchases are subject to a $2.50 booking fee per ticket and a 1.5 per cent credit card fee on the transaction total.


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