We are excited to announce a secret we have been keeping for THREE years.
Woodford’s 30th Anniversary Festival poster can now be revealed as the third and final instalment in a single panoramic artwork. This triptych has been three years in the making by artist-in-residence, Gavin Ryan.
Founder and Director Bill Hauritz said he is captivated by the visual influence of the Triptych Animation.
“Patrons this year will really notice the huge lift in the visual impact and atmospherics at the festival. It’s the culmination of three year’s work and people will be moved – this is the year,” Mr Hauritz said.
“Our last three Festivals have held common threads within the Festival themes – an exploration of our identity as individuals and then relating this to a broader community context.
“Gavin’s illustrations have brought these ideas to life. It has been wonderful working together and it’s been hard containing our excitement,” he said.
The Woodford Folk Festival Triptych Animation
Gavin spoke about his three year journey in designing and creating his final masterpiece.
He explained the intricate process that saw him draw each individual character by hand, before scanning them onto his computer to colour and manipulate them into detailed posters.
“It’s a labour of love,” Gavin said.
“By the end of a poster, I have come to know each of the poster characters as individuals with their own personalities.”
Just a taste of Gavin’s journey is seen in the timelapse video below. You can watch as the images evolve into the final Triptych and the process of working with Festival Organisers to bring the posters to life.
If you would like to own the last three years of Festival posters we are offering them for purchase via the Woodford Folk Festival website. (follow the prompts as if you are purchasing festival tickets and on any of the given festival days click RESERVE and you will have the option to select your posters).
Woodford Artwork Interpreted as Murals
We took the opportunity to work with Tourism and Events Queensland to interpret some of Gavin’s Woodford artwork into two 10m wide x 3m tall murals in Sydney and Melbourne.
We watched alongside Sydney and Melbournites, as the murals were painted over four days by Queensland mural artist David Hooper and his team. These beautiful works can be found in Sydney at 217 King Street Newtown, and the well-known Street Art location Hosier Lane, in Melbourne CBD, where the work has evolved in line with the lane’s culture since its painting.
Along with our crew of painters, performers and Woodford regulars, Reggae musician and Festival Artist, Nattali Rize, came to show her support for the Melbourne mural.
It is exciting to have Nattali back performing at Woodford as her solo project. Understanding she is busy with her international career after touring with Michael Franti makes us that much more appreciative of her relationship with Woodford as her career has progressed.
“I have more fond memories of Woodford Folk Festival than I could possibly count. It is one of the greatest festivals in the world and such a great example of what life should be like; a vibrant, diverse, colourful celebration of all forms of artistic expression,” she said.
“It’s a world within a world where conscious culture, community and creativity rules.”
Are you coming to Woodford this year?
Jump online now and purchase your Pre-festival tickets at a 20% discount. Don’t hesitate to explore our website further for all the essential need-to-knows of attending Woodford 2015, like festival ticket pricing, camping options and a blast from the past of the last 30 years of Woodford Folk Festival.
If you are interested in purchasing a very special, full-sized, 180cm x 85cm, museum-quality, signed and numbered, limited edition print of the Triptych, then let us know by your comments below and emailing email@example.com.
Hope to see you at Woodford this year to join our 30th Celebrations!