As Chair of Four Winds Bermagui for ten years, Sheena led an eclectic team who built an international arts venue in the small fishing town of 1500 in southern NSW. Under Sheena’s leadership, Four Winds developed from a biennial festival with makeshift facilities into one of Australia’s most recognised music organisations, attracting extraordinary Australian and International artists.
Sheena oversaw the creation of the exquisite Four Winds’ site, Nature’s Concert Hall, that provides outdoor and indoor facilities of international standing and was the driving force attracting significant private philanthropic support and grants from both State and Federal Governments. Sheena’s approach to developing partnerships and networks forms a strong movement and commitment to participation and engagement. She was awarded an OAM this year for this work, and in 2017, the award of National Arts Leader 2017 from Creative Partnerships Australia. Sheena’s attention to the highest standards of quality and to deeply caring for all who come into contact with Four Winds (artists, audiences, participants) has been at the heart of Four Wind’s success. She is the first Four Winds Life Ambassador.