From the Artistic Director

From the Artistic Director

Dear Arts Lovers,

Welcome to the sixteenth Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

This year has started very sadly with the death of our beloved founding member Sheila Drummond. Our aim for this year’s festival is to pay tribute to her and to ensure that we help her vision come to fruition. We hope you will be patient with us as we work behind the scenes.

We always aim to bring you a range of events to inspire and to challenge. Following up from last year’s successful festival, we have added some intimate ‘salon’ style events and also added some individual concert events that you won’t find anywhere else.

Our unique programming is exclusive to the festival and we enjoy our international collaborations set in local historical settings.

The Festival is a culmination of a year’s work and is not limited to the events over the long weekend.

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival provides opportunities for personal growth and inspiration for all ages.

We hope you take full advantage of what is on offer and have a holiday in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, enjoying the food and wine of our region and exploring the different locations around Woodend, and planning your return visit.

Jacqueline Ogeil
Artistic Director and Founder