Wander in the night, oh brilliant bright winter

LIGHT UP PORT FAIRY

Every festival night
6-10pm
WIshart St (the whole street!)

Enter the crisp winter night to see an old street in a new light. Illuminated in a play of colour, shadow and light, the whole of Wishart St will be transformed. Walk down one of Port Fairy’s most iconic avenues with more than 15 colonial cottages and 19th century villas, and their gardens, lit up to bring the heritage area alive every festival weekend.

This special installation is proudly sponsored by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

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OLD STREET, NEW LIGHT: AN ILLUMINATING WISHART WALK

Every festival Saturday
5.50-6:30pm
Wishart St, meet at cnr of Cox St

The best in the west? With its own heritage conservation criteria, the streetscape of Wishart St provides an excellent understanding of Port Fairy’s varied and characterful housing styles. There’s no-one more passionately qualified than street resident and historian Marten Syme to walk and talk you through the residential designs, rich histories and stories of some of the characters who lived in these dwellings well over a century ago. A special tour of a very local place.

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WORKSHOP: NIGHT LIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Free
Fri 5 July 6-7.30pm
Wishart St, meet at the cnr of Cox St

Renowned southwest photographers Perry Cho and Pete Chamberlain traverse the region to capture exceptional moments and scenes. Here in Port Fairy, Perry, Pete and friends will guide you on a Wishart St photography walk, helping you make the most of the festival’s Light Up Port Fairy program. Bring your camera for an informal evening class on how to take great night shots, including tips on exposure, framing, in-camera settings and more.

No bookings required. All ages and levels welcome. The festival thanks Perry and Pete for generously volunteering their time and expertise!

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A selection of images from Light Up Port Fairy, 2018. With many thanks to the hard work of Harry Bracegirdle and Justin Williams for their design and installation of the program.