Four Winds Founder

Four Winds Board

Sheena Boughen Chair
Moira Scollay Deputy Chair
Geoff Steel Treasurer
Robert Tacheci Secretary, Director of Visuals
Michael Darling Board Member
Sian Morgan-Hall Director, Fundraising & Development
David Claringbold

2016 Easter Festival

Paul Dean, Artistic Director
Yarmila Alfonzetti, Executive Producer

Previous Artistic Directors

Paul Kildea

Genevieve Lacey

Christopher Latham

Carrillo Gantner
Rodney Hall
Michael Brimer

Four Winds Staff

Liena Lacey, Creative Producer
Lara Crew, Community Engagement Carol Hellmers, Office Manager
Sylvia Triffit, Book Keeper
Katrina Heding, Database Manager
Russell Stewart, Site Manager
Marg Hansen, Exec Assist/Media

Festival Patrons

Sir William Deane - Patron-in-Chief
Louise Cox
Philip Cox
Lady Grounds
Daryl and Kaye Jackson
Jonathan Mills
Mirka Mora
Carl Vine
Gough Whitlam

Neilma Gantner | Board Member 1991 - 2015

Four Winds Founder, Believer, Wayfarer

image of Neilma Gantner

Lived by the motto ‘When in doubt do’ Neilma Gantner, founder of the Four Winds Festival, helped change the way the Bermagui community engages with music. As the festival’s philanthropic godmother, Mrs Gantner preferred to keep a low profile but her contribution is apparent in every aspect of the Four Winds evolution.

A published author and long-term resident of Bermagui, she was committed to the region, creating opportunities for young people to become involved in all the arts, and especially keen that Four Winds provides ways in which people of all ages can participate in music making.

Mrs Gantner was an active board member and major donor, and was a leader in the commitment to developing the Four Winds site as a cultural hub to reinforce the value of the region to the arts in Australia.

Click here to read Four Winds tribute to Neilma Gantner, June 2015

Click here to read Daily Review tribute to Neilma Gantner, July 10 2015