Four Winds receive Art Music Award
06 July 2011
The Four Winds Festival has won a major national award for its 2010 Easter music festival held near Bermagui on the Wilderness Coast in the far south of NSW.
On Tuesday 3rd May the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) announced the winners of the inaugural ART Music Awards and the Four Winds Festival received the Award for Excellence in a Regional Area.
Chair of the Four Winds Festival Sheena Boughen said ‘we’re stoked. This is an award for the whole community and every person associated with the Festival.’ Four Winds Festival organisers believe that winning such a big award is due to 'giving the whole town and region an opportunity to be involved, to participate, and to shine’.
Artistic director for 2010-2012, Genevieve Lacey has been commended for the 2010 season’s diverse and exciting mix of local and international artists, as well as their outreach programs to communities and schools. Sheena Boughen says this award raises the bar even higher but she is confident that next year’s festival will be more exciting than ever.
The Art Music Awards are the only national event in Australia to acknowledge the enormous achievement and creative successes of Australian performers and composers in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music.
The 2012 Four Winds Festival program will be publicly launched in Bermagui in November this year. For more information please visit the Four Winds Festival website:www.fourwinds.com.au
Image: left to right: Lindsay Parsons (board member), Marilyn Chalkley (board member), Nigel Hall (partner), Sian Morgan-Hall (board member), Sheena Boughen (Chair), Robert Tacheci (board), Genevieve Lacey (Artistic Director), Natalya Tacheci (General Manager), Katrina Heding (board member)