Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Annie Greig

Ten Days on the Island notes with sadness the passing of Annie Greig, a generous creative spirit. The contribution of Tasdance to our festivals has been immense and we acknowledge Annie’s leadership for this partnership over many years and, more recently, her support as a donor. We send our deep sympathy and warm love to her partner Jen and her family and friends.