Four Winds Festival - where communities connect …
A Song About Fish

Howard Stanley and David Hewitt
Howard Stanley and David Hewitt

Announcing another fantastic Bill Brown recording! This time of a rehearsal of the “BERMAGUI TOOL ORCHESTRA”.

The “BTO” will feature alongside 2012 Festival feature acts, Bega's Youth Physical Theatre group fLiNG, local funk band The Pocket, a mass choir of local singers and more at the Four Winds Festival Community Concert, a Song About Fish which will open the Festival on Good Friday afternoon from 4pm — 5:30pm at the Bermagui Oval (Dickinson Oval).


A Big Thank You

… to the people and businesses from our community that are making our performance possible and working very hard behind the scenes.

To everyone who has donated plastic bags, and to all of the wonderful people that have helped tie bags together, who donated and made the fishing net, who have sewn or painted over 250 sq metres of fabric, who have built frames, supplied bamboo, built stages, sound systems, supplied rehearsal spaces and prop making workshops to all the community performers – over 160 people - who have rehearsed every week.


— come and see their efforts at the Friday Free Concert 6th April 4pm Bermagui Oval.

Recent Images

The Bermagui Power Tool Orchestra
photo courtesy Bill Brown, ABC South East NSW
The Bermagui Power Tool Orchestra photo courtesy Bill Brown, ABC South East NSW

Front clockwise from left: Nadia Deoghegan, David Hewitt (Musical Director), Richard Lambert, Markus Kuchenbuch
Background from left: Joanna Dodds, Mike St Clair, Genevieve Lacey (Artistic Director), Prue Kelly, Neville Schulz, Luch Baseggo

Carolyn McWhirter and Karen Macpherson working hard
Bagging fish!

From left: Carolyn McWhirter and Karen Macpherson - two of the hard working volunteers building a 9 metre long fish from plastic bags. Over 100 hours of bag tying to make our fish sculpture.

long fabric laid out
Stopping air traffic

As our community rehearsals were underway in Bega - we were attracting quite a crowd of small planes overhead to see what we were doing. Obviously they couldn't believe it because they circled around for another look.

choir rehearsal
choir rehearsal at the bega oval

And what were we doing? fLing Physical Theatre were making our fabric artwork fly, while the beautiful voices of our combined choirs sang in unison.

They should just come to the concert on Friday 6th April, 4pm. …I suppose it could have been a new airstrip?




Funding Partners

LOGOS: Australia Council, ArtsNSW, Festivals Australia, Sidney Myer Fund