Frequently Asked Questions – Mudfest 2021


Where can I view works?

Mudfest works are viewable on the Mudfest website in a variety of locations:

Click on the links and explore what’s on offer!

Do I need to book tickets?

Bookings are required for Events only. You do not need to register a ticket to view Mudfest On Demand or GPG Virtual works or the Mudfest Virtual Exhibition.

Do I need to pay for tickets?

Mudfest 2021 Events are using ‘Pay as you feel’ ticketing. This means that when you register your ticket, you are invited to donate as much or as little as you like. Online transactions only via trybooking. Please note that all proceeds go towards the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) and not directly to artists.

How can I enter an online event?

Once you have registered for a Mudfest event, you will receive an email with the link to enter the event (Zoom or Youtube Premiere) on the day of your show session via TryBooking. Please check the email account you used to book your tickets with.

What is the difference between Mudfest On Demand, GPG Virtual, Mudfest Virtual Exhibition and Events ?

Mudfest On Demand describes all works that are freely available to view any time throughout the festival dates 5-13 August 2021. These include films, music videos, visual artworks and filmed performances. View Mudfest On Demand here. 

GPG Virtual refers to visual artworks only that are displayed on the UMSU George Paton Gallery website. They are free to view at any time throughout the festival dates 5-13 August 2021. View GPG Virtual here. 

The Mudfest Virtual Exhibition uses the platform Mozilla Hubs to present visual artworks and films in a virtual gallery space. You use arrow keys to move throughout the gallery and you can interact with other people in the hub through microphone and chat functions. You are free to visit the virtual exhibition at any time throughout the festival dates 5-13 August 2021 and there will be two Mudfest representatives present in the gallery from 12-8PM AEST every day of the festival 5-13 August to provide assistance as required.. The works within the Mudfest Virtual Exhibition are also available as Mudfest On Demand and/or GPG Virtual works which are more accessible platforms for screenreaders. Access more information and the Mudfest Virtual Exhibition here. 

Mudfest Events are scheduled events that require bookings. They include works that are presented live on Zoom, pre-recorded content that has a scheduled release date and time on YouTube Premiere or Cytube. These events have live audiences and opportunities to interact with artists, Mudfest staff and other attendees. View Mudfest Events here. 

Are there any in-person Mudfest events?

Due to the recent lockdown and current restrictions in Victoria, the Mudfest Production team decided to move the festival to online delivery only on Monday 19th July 2021. This change in delivery mode was informed by the University of Melbourne’s decision for there to be no in-person activities on campus until further notice.

There will be an in-person Mudest After-Party at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus on Wurundjeri country when it is safe to do so!

Who can I contact about access requirements?

Please direct all enquiries regarding access requirements to Nikki Eenink, Mudfest Access Manager at

Who can I contact for more information?

Please email Mudfest General Manager Merryn Hughes (she/her) & Mudfest Artistic Director Vaishnavi Ravikrishna (she/her) at for more information regarding Mudfest.








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