The poster for this year's Woodford Folk Festival has been officially revealed.
The design features a vivid display of cosmic corals, rusting relics and naughty nudibranchs. Woodford's connection to the environment shines through in this design.
Every year, the highly anticipated release of the poster marks a milestone in the life of Woodford. It aims to be a visual statement of the intentions, ideas and hopes for the festival ahead.
This year's poster is filled with references that hint at some of the main elements of the Woodford Folk Festival programme, including the theatrics of the closing ceremony's spectacular Fire Event.
The theme for 2017/18 builds on the over-arching concept of interconnectedness.
Designed by Woodfordia Inc.'s Artist In Residence Gavin Ryan, it's the second instalment in a triptych started with the release of last year's festival poster, which highlighting our connection to each other.
“It reminded me very much of an idyllic time I spent living on Magnetic Island and sailing the Great Barrier Reef, painting pictures of fish and coral,” Gavin says.
“The entire reef is made up of tiny pieces that all interact and depend on each other for their survival; they all fit together like a jigsaw. It's a perfect metaphor for the themes we are talking about for the festival. We are all connected.”
This year, the Woodford Folk Festival will host a series of presentations and forums on the state of the reef.
For the first time in the history of the festival, the 2017/18 Woodford Folk Festival Speakers Programme will be released before the full programme is revealed in it's entirety on Saturday 14 October.