High arts administrator to go 4 Winds competition

Leigh Small… the brand new govt director of 4 Winds in Bermagui.

ONE of the nation’s prime arts directors, Leigh Small, is the brand new govt director of 4 Winds in Bermagui.

The appointment follows the very latest information that 4 Winds’ co-executive administrators, Gabrielle Waters and Greg Lissaman, and creative director Matthew Hoy have all stepped down at their very own request.

4 Winds chairman Michael Darling mentioned: “Leigh is likely one of the most skilled arts directors within the nation, having run Sydney Movie Competition and Sydney Dance Firm, and beforehand labored in govt roles on the Sydney Opera Home, Sydney Theatre Firm and Belvoir St Theatre.”

He mentioned she was a Dignam’s Creek resident with a fantastic love of the NSW south coast, and got here  “brimming with concepts on learn how to take 4 Winds into a brand new part.”

“William [actor William Zappa]and I purchased a property in Dignam’s Creek 12 years in the past, and since covid we spent an increasing number of time right here. We’re proud to be a part of one of many many and diverse communities within the space,” Small says.

“I sit up for exploring prospects for embedding 4 Winds much more deeply in its area people, enriching its audiences and dealing with companions new and current to take it strongly into its subsequent part.”

Aside from her roles with flagship corporations, as a contract producer she has labored with Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the English Nationwide Ballet, and produced Zappa’s “The Iliad Out Loud” for the Sydney and Adelaide festivals, and 2021 4 Winds Competition.

Just lately she has labored with Wendy Beckett on growing theatrical productions for the Australian market, and strategic planning for Redline Productions on the Outdated Fitz in Sydney.

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4 Winds started as a biennial wonderful music competition in 1991. It has grown to turn out to be a multi-faceted organisation, together with its music competition held yearly close to Bermagui at Easter.

Small will take up her new position efficient from June 13.

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Ian Meikle, editor