Visiting Eucalyptus

By March 10, 2018Easter Festival, News
Visiting Eucalyptus
Monday 12 March – Friday 6 April
Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm
Shop 3/24-26 Lamont St, Bermagui

Visiting Eucalyptus – Helping us connect with our own time and place is an original composition and art installation by multi-media artist Damian Barbeler which will feature at the 2018 Festival.

Inspired by Murray Bail’s award-winning novel ‘Eucalyptus’, Damian and his collaborator/designer Tim Jetis have travelled around NSW – including the Far South Coast – collecting images and taking inspiration from the beauty and variety of many hundreds of eucalypts he has visited. A photographic exhibition of some of his stunning images – accompanied by a soundscape – will be installed in Shop 3/24-26 Lamont Street to coincide with Sculpture Bermagui – from Monday 12 March right through until the end of the Festival.

Damian’s music, inspired by this journey of discovery will be premiered at the Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival on Sunday 1 April. He describes the process of collecting images as an important part of writing the music, and reflects that it has helped him better understand the reality of the Bush as opposed to his imagining of it. The incredible and varied colour palette of the eucalypts has been a massive element in creating the music for this 2018 Festival world premiere. Experiencing Damian’s work outside, surrounded by some of the species of eucalypts which have inspired the work will be a truly memorable experience.

To find out more about all upcoming events at Four Winds go to, call 02 6493 3414 or drop in to our Four Winds office at the Bermagui Community Centre.

Image credits: Photo by Sandid pixabay (Eucalyptus leaves green foliage australian tree)