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Four Winds - Andrew Sayers' paintings auction


Andrew Sayers was a passionate supporter of Four Winds and generously donated four beautiful landscape paintings of the region to us. The works are being auctioned online only and, in keeping with Andrew’s wishes, the proceeds from their sale will be used to commission and perform new Australian music. For your chance to acquire one of these paintings please view and click on one of the images below, register and place your bid.

Andrew is perhaps better known as the inaugural Director of the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; however, from 2013 onwards, he focused on his career as an artist. Andrew showed his work for the first time publically, “off Broadway” as he explained, at Mister Jones in the heart of Bermagui. He was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2014 and his first major solo exhibition, Nature Through the Glass of Time, was shown at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne.

Throughout his academic and professional life, Andrew explored his passion for painting. After leaving the Museum world he travelled to explore the landscape as a source of inspiration. He worked en plein air and found the medium of gouache perfect to reflect his acute observations of nature.

Andrew had a longstanding passion for the wild and natural places of Australia. He avidly journeyed along the coastal tracks from Mallacoota to Merimbula and beyond and found the south coast near Bermagui a source of inspiring and ever-changing scenery.

Andrew Sayers died in October 2015 but his achievements as curator, writer, director and artist remain.

Please help us to realise Andrew’s dream and, in the process, acquire one of his beautiful paintings of the Far South Coast of NSW. The auction ends on 15th April 2018. You will need to be a registered user to place a bid. To register please click on one of the images below and follow the instructions under the heading 'Bidding' - registration is free and simple and only requires you to enter your email address. For your chance to acquire one of these beautiful works please click on one of the images below, register and place your bid - it's as simple as that. 


Four Winds held its first concert in 1991. 

Over the next 27 years, this initial event grew in scope and scale, attracting thousands of music lovers to its biennial Four Winds Easter Festival.

The organisation is renowned for presenting world-class performances from leading national and international musicians in its unique natural setting on New South Wales’ stunning far south coast. Four Winds is also known for its commitment to new work, having commissioned 16, and premiered 32 such works over the years. Five new works will be premiered at the 2018 Easter Festival.

Four Winds is now active all year-round with concerts, talks and performances taking place as well as community events, artist residencies, music and environmental education programs, live streaming programs and the development of a significant Native Species Arboretum.


Total raised: $8,100.00

Special conditions

Bids for items in this auction are in Australian Dollars.

Winning bidders - please note that payment is by direct deposit:

  • Bank: Horizon Credit Union
  • BSB: 802 124
  • Account name: Four Winds Public Account Fund
  • Account number: 93600
  • When you make your payment please provide your surname and Andrew Sayers' Auction as a reference.

The winning bidders should arrange for their paintings to be collected from the Four Winds office in Barragga Bay, Bermagui - please call (02) 6493 3366 first to make sure that the office is attended. If you are not able to collect your painting personally Four Winds will make every effort to deliver the painting directly to you, however, if this is not practical, the painting will be sent by courier, the charges to be met by the winning bidder.



Contact details

The items in this auction are being sold by: Four Winds Concerts Inc
Contact name: Marg Hansen
Telephone: (02) 6493 3366

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Bids for items in this auction are in Australian Dollars.

4 auction items


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Barragga Point 2014

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Montague Island and Mystery Bay

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Wind in the trees, Cuttagee

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