Escape the ordinary, immerse yourself in creativity, hand-make something unique and embrace a new skill at Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp.

Leading up to the annual Planting festival, Woodfordia’s Artisan Camp is an organic gathering of artists, artisans and other creative folk hosting immersive masterclasses. courses range from two – six days and are all presented at beautiful Woodfordia.

The classes, diverse, light-hearted, skill-building intensives, offer participants the opportunity to learn or hone silversmithing, woodcarving, songwriting, sustainable gardening, oil painting, natural skincare, cheese making, traditional Maori basket weaving and even improvised comedy among many others.

Each class culminates in the development of a creative product, artwork or performance on the last night of the camp. Participants and facilitators are invited to stay at Woodfordia for the duration of the masterclass series. Camping and catering packages are also available.

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Anyone who has attended Woodford Folk Festival in the last ten years will recall with great delight @gavskii ’s phenomenal posters. Each one is a vibrant visual feast that proffers a jaw-dropping amount of detail, usually taking him up to four months to complete.

Artistic flair runs in Gavin’s family and he was surrounded by a lot of creative energy growing up. His mother, Daphne, was an amazing illustrator and animator, and his father, Ted, was a professional model maker.
Read the full story about Gavin via the link in our bio.

Which #Woodford artwork or poster was your favorite? Share with us in the comments!

Words by Essie Valmadre

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#Woodfordia’s Sacred Union Labyrinth is one of the festival’s beautiful spaces, a magical nook that explores and ignites the imagination of those who immerse themselves in it. The multi-talented Robin Clayfield is the creative soul behind this beloved festival feature.

Robyn spoke with Claire Meraki at the 2018/19 festival all about how the Sacred Union Labyrinth came to be and her history with Woodford Folk Festival. Check it out via the link in our bio.

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We are thrilled to be among the incredible finalists for this year's 2021 @qldmusicawards people's choice award.
We wouldn't be here without our wonderful community of Woodfordians, we are endlessly grateful for your support of Woodford Folk Festival and Woodfordia. In a year that has been very challenging for the arts and events, news like this really lifts our spirits. Thank you.

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Did you know we built the largest conservation and recreation lake in Australia at #Woodfordia? Lake Gkula is abundant with fish and plant life with more than 16 species of native fish and crustaceans and over 8,000 plants, including native water lilies.
Learn all about the story of the lake via the link in our bio.

photo: @jelighty

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Wonderful news! @WoodfordFolkFestival has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award in this year’s @qldmusicawards, alongside a slew of beautiful, resilient events beloved by Queenslanders and beyond. #Woodfordians, why not show some love and cast a vote if Woodford is your choice? Voting is open for ten days and closes on 18th April. Vote now via the link in our bio! #QldMusicAwards ...

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We were lucky to have the wonderful @amandapalmer treat 2019/20 Woodfordians to her theatrical, emotive, honest, raw and humorous performances.

📷 Lachlan Douglas

#woodfordia #woodfordfolkfestival #WFF2019 #WFF #woodfordia

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The Woodfordian tradition of sending receiving mail from the Lettering House is much loved and enjoyed (and yes, it has its own group Woodfordia Lettering House)

Have you received or sent a letter?

📷 Josephine Cubis

#woodfordia #woodfordfolkfestival #WFF2019 #thisiswoodfordia #woodfordialetteringhouse

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@electricfields_music bringing an unparalleled energy and intoxicating spirit to the Woodfordian stage. Their soulful music makes us glide gracefully, jamming to soulful pop, epic-scale electronic works and intensely intimate story-songs.

📸: @somefx

#electricfields #rockpop #wff2019 #woodfordia #woodfordfolkfestival

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We are sad to announce the news that Woodfordia is not proceeding with a Bushtime event at Easter and The Planting festival this year. The current status of covid-19 is still highly fluid and uncertain and the financial risk posed to Woodfordia from further event cancellations due to snap lockdowns is just too great. At this stage, we do not believe it is advisable for Woodfordia to take this risk.

In May we will review the status of covid-19 and its impacts on our community and reassess the climate for holding events such as Bushtime and indeed the Woodford Folk Festival.

We are deeply saddened not to be presenting what would have been our 26th festival of The Planting. This gathering has been the masthead for our environmental actions at Woodfordia and we remain dedicated to honouring our commitments to nurture this land and educate ourselves on a better way of doing things.

We are also saddened that in not doing these events, we have not been able to create work opportunities for artists and arts workers. We know many Woodfordians support artists in so many different ways and we encourage you to continue to do this.

We want to state our support for the Qld Government, and specifically Qld Health, and their decisions which have kept our communities safe. We understand the need for snap lockdowns and are responding appropriately in the current climate.

We will get back to you with more news as it happens.

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