Four Winds Festival with the Community
Four Winds enjoys working with our community throughout the year to encourage participation in the development and production of creative and musical practice. We are looking forward to expanding this from 2014 with the development of a permanent performance facility, The Pavilion, within Nature's Concert Hall.
A selection of our activities are listed below, including our ongoing Inspiring Program, which has developed and encouraged a network of existing musical educators in the region.
It was much more than a festival preview as local singers and instrumentalists took to the stage and played together with the luminaries from the main festival...
The seagull on wallaga lake
This surprising, innovative, community-led project was developed by internationally recognised, award-winning Melbourne sound designers Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey. They collaborated with the Bermagui community on a series of sound walks that informed the creation of a public art installation, The Seagull.
Local volunteers also recorded sounds from around Bermagui and the
surrounding district, choosing whatever they saw as important in
capturing their audio environment...
Read more and listen here
an inspiring workshop
The Four Winds Inspiring program has been going since 2009. It is geared towards partnerships between local primary and secondary schools and urban-based youth with a recognised high level of musical experience and practice such as the Methodist Ladies College (Sydney) and the Gondwana Voices.
Let's Talk public conversations series addresses relevant issues and hopefully inspire new ways of thinking. We'll be bringing a great line-up of speakers to Bermagui to talk- and listen - people who have made a difference through their creative thinking and relationships, and who have wisdom to pass on about different models of collaboration, sustainability, participation and engagement in rural, regional and coastal communities.