Roo sextet having a pre-show nibble at the Windsong Pavilion.

Photo by: Robert Tacheci

 

Windsong Pavilion interior

Photo by: Robert Tacheci

 

Special thanks to:

  • Clinton Murray and Associates
  • Nick Byrne
  • Bruce Jamieson
  • Rankin Builders
  • Bill Caldicott, Bill Southwood & Russell Stewart
  • Bega Valley Shire Council

 

We thank all our local and Australia wide trades teams and suppliers and people who have played a part in creating this world-class facility for all to enjoy.

 

 

  • Dennis Pont and Robert Kogler, Solar Energy Options, Moruya
  • Craig Hurst, Craig Hurst Engineering Bermagui, structure for blinds
  • Shane Black, Shane Black Energy Services Cobargo
  • Ricky Holt, Holt Plumbing Pambula
  • Jeff Lean, Tasman Engineering Narooma, road design
  • Philip Lavis, Eurobodalla Turf
  • David Jones, NJ Construction Queanbeyan, high voltage power line
  • Lindsay Willoughby, Coastal Computer Communications, Bermagui
  • Brett Steele, The PA People Sydney, audio-visual systems
  • Chris Morton, ARO Adelaide, acoustic ceiling panels
  • Troy Crisp, Alfresco Coffee, kitchen equipment
  • Mark Stres, Coastal Country Sheds and Garages Bega
  • Robyn Barlow, Landscape Designer Melbourne
  • Andre Tammes, lighting design
  • Andrew Marshman, structural engineer Merimbula
  • Kieran Taylor, Bushfire & Evacuation Solutions
  • Jim Hultquist, Schuler Shook, audio visual consultants
  • Ian Wallbank, Marshall Day Acoustics Sydney
  • Paul Kwon, Ozsun Awnings,Sydney, sound canopy blinds
  • Rick Cale, Xenian Lighting Sydney
  • Micah Leahy, Coastwide Steel and Crane Cobargo
  • George Zuev, Technibuild Cobargo, structural engineering
  • Peter Macdonald, Arup Sydney, structural engineering
  • John Byrne, SKM Melbourne, engineering services design
  • AJL Consulting Melbourne, Quantity Surveyor for pavilion
  • Matthew Vincent, Fabritecture Sydney, sound canopy
  • Charlie McVeity (poles)
  • Nick Scicluna, Bermagui Television
  • Clayton Simms (gates)
  • Jason Sirl, Jason Sirl Excavations Bega

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

Stage set for Easter Launch as ‘Windsong Pavilion’ receives final touches.

February 2014

 

The building of the new ‘Windsong Pavilion’ is now complete thanks to our brilliant Site Project Team - Bill Caldicott, Bill Southwood, and Russell Stewart -out at the Four Winds Festival site.

The Sound Shell and the Windsong Pavilion superbly compliment each other in this beautiful landscape we call “Natures Concert Hall” representing all the values Four Winds holds dear – nature, place, community, access to arts, and celebrating music, artists, and world class performances in this world class venue.

Final touches are all that’s left before the stage is set for the launch, at this years Easter Festival, of a new year round calendar of music, community, workshops and other performing arts events.

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

Thanks to Bruce Jamieson, Jamieson Earthmovers (and 460 Tonnes of top soil from Bodalla!) over 5000 cubic meters of landfill has been relocated throughout the site.

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

Landscaping of the site has been a key element for the Project Team given Four Winds philosophy of celebrating the relationship between people, music and nature. 4500 square meters of turf, from Eurobodalla Turf Supplies, Bodalla, has been laid out (and is now regularly watered) connecting the landscape between the Soundshell and Windsong Pavilion.

Thanks to Dennis Pont and Robert Kogler of Solar Energy Options, Moruya for the installation of the solar panels on the Windsong Pavilion roof creating enough power to run the air-conditioning and sound, technical and lighting equipment in the Pavilion as well as the water pump to irrigate the entire site. We are aspiring to have batteries installed so we can store power throughout the year.

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

The state of the art acoustics and architectural design of the Windsong Pavilion is truly awe-inspiring when standing on the inside, however, on the outside the building nestles on a platform where it blends in modestly with the landscape and the contours of the Four Winds site.

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

Specifically designed to serve as a caterers kitchen for large events the commercial quality, stainless steel kitchen in the Windsong Pavilion is also in its final stages. Caterers and chefs of future events will find a six-burner gas stove, a turbo electric heating oven, a commercial dish washer with separate glass washer, and a five door refrigerator with separate drinks fridge.

Thanks to Troy Crisp, Alfresco Coffee, Moruya, for assisting with the development of this wonderful new culinary addition.

Thanks to Brett Steele, the Windsong Pavilion is installed with a modern touch panel sound and lighting system that includes a digital video projector and screen and a control room of state of the art technical equipment. Technician training has been taking place with a range of local producers and volunteers.

Picture Reference: Marg Hansen

 

The highly designed acoustics of the Windsong Pavilion are outstanding and set to open up limitless opportunities for musicians and audiences in to the future. Click here to see Shellie Morris, 2014 Festival Performer, and Liena Lacey, Festival Producer playing the “First Sounds in the Pavilion”

What’s next you ask?

  • Aerial lights are going up around the carparking areas and pathways for future night time events.
  • Bitumen is going down on the first 200 metres of the new road in to the site.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Picture Reference: Bill Caldicott

 

November 2013

 

The Final Weeks of the Build

Our building will be complete by the end of November. We are thrilled with the design, the quality of the construction and the beautiful landscaping our earthmoving contractor achieved in cutting in to the hill.

The bi-fold doors open in to the performance hall that is lined with Tasmanian Oak, with the same on the floor. The doors will be paneled. 

The poles are Yellow Stringybark, and the outside cladding is Silvertop Ash; these exterior timbers will age naturally to grey.