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 – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita (Tasmania) upon which our Festival takes place.

Artist Talks



Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth

Keynote

Saturday 20 March
10am – 11am
Burnie Arts Theatre

A two-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the 2020 Crystal Award for global cultural achievement, visionary Australian artist Lynette Wallworth talks about the profound impact of her three magnificent films Tender, Awavena and Collisions, each made in collaboration with a small community. Noting that the stories of these small regional communities have inspired the world while expanding the horizons of local people, Wallworth invites us to ‘dream of change’.

Expect an electrifying and poetic keynote from Wallworth. Within hours of her magnificent acceptance speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, her challenge to world leaders and climate-emergency-denying governments was a viral internet sensation.

Further information on Big Dreams: How Small Communities Can Inspire The World here.

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NFSA curator Jillian Mackenzie

Presentation and Q&A

Saturday 6 March
11:30am – 12:30pm
Burnie Arts Theatre

The Corrick family of musicians, orators, singers and picture show presenters toured Australia from 1901 – 1914. National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) curator and Corrick film specialist Jill Mackenzie, will introduce you to the family, their talents and their travels through the NFSA collection. You’ll hear clips from oral history and recital recordings and see some of the fantastic special effects films, now digitally restored and included in the Ten Days on the Island program. The films are a sample of the broader collection donated to the NFSA by John Corrick, Leonard’s son, and now supervised by  Leonard’s grandson, Stewart Corrick.

Further information On The Road With The Corricks here. 

There Is No I In Island

Rebecca Thomson and Catherine Pettman

Reaching Global Audiences With Local Storytelling

Saturday 6 March
11:30am – 12:30pm
Bass Room – Burnie Arts and Function Centre

Rebecca Thomson and Catherine Pettman have both enjoyed international success with their short films focusing on Tasmanian stories across a range of genres and styles.

Within this Q&A style presentation, the filmmakers will screen clips of their work, share their strategies for success and discuss the impacts each film has made both locally and internationally.

Further information on Reaching Global Audiences With Local Storytelling here.

Lindy Hume talking

The Social Imagination

Panel Discussion

Saturday 6 March
1pm – 2pm
Burnie Arts Theatre

Join Ten Days on the Island’s Artistic Director Lindy Hume for a conversation with Tasmanian arts leaders and guest thinkers about how art can inspire and empower regional communities and what big cities can learn from regional artists and cultures. You’ll hear from TSO’s CEO Caroline Sharpen, Festival artists Monique Brumby, Dave Gough and Vic McEwan, cultural researcher Dr Sandra Gattenhoff and from Tasmania’s newest production company, Archipelago Productions, Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear.

Further infomation on The Social Imagination here.

Vic McEwan

Vic McEwan

Artist Floor Talk

Saturday 6 March
2pm – 4pm
Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Vic McEwan to discusses his work Haunting at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. When Vic McEwan visited the Murrumbidgee River, he projected photographs and videos onto the air itself. Campfire smoke and mist provided a continually changing frame, merging art with environment. Prints of this site-specific installation will be displayed at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, encouraging us to contemplate human history and the consequences of our past.

Further information on Vic McEwan: Artist Floor Talk here.

Ben Winspear

Ben Winspear, Archipelago Productions

Live Performance Making in COVID Era

Saturday 13 March
9am – 11:30am
Earl Arts Centre

Planning, rehearsing and performing live theatre has been hugely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and responses. In this workshop we will discuss turning these restrictions to creative advantage and look at strategies to continue building works in challenging times.

Participation in this workshop is via application, please submit your details and CV here.

For those requiring a hearing loop Earl Arts Centre is equipped with this system but it is recommend for patrons to call ahead.

Lindy Hume, Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director

Lindy Hume

Keynote

Saturday 13 March
12pm – 1pm
Earl Arts Centre

Ten Days on the Island’s Artistic Director Lindy Hume shares her creative thinking and the curatorial processes behind the 2021 Festival, offering insights from her own arts practice and experiences directing three of Australia’s major international arts festivals: Perth Festival (2004-2007), Sydney Festival (2010-2012) and Ten Days on the Island (2019-2023).

For those requiring a hearing loop Earl Arts Centre is equipped with this system but it is recommend for patrons to call ahead.

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Experimenta Life Forms

Curator Tour

Saturday 20 March
10:30am – 11:30am
Plimsol Gallery

Join Experimenta Life Forms curators Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas for a unique guided tour of the exhibition, delving into the artists’ works and the exhibition’s thought-provoking themes.

Bookings required due to limited capacity. For further information and booking see Experimenta Life Forms here.

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Composing Archipelagos

Curator Tour

Saturday 20 March
2pm
Contemporary Art Tasmania

Independent curator Jasmin Stephens will give a talk in the gallery about her exhibition Composing Archipelagos. Stephens has worked in senior roles at Artbank, MCA Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre, has curated numerous exhibitions and brings her experience as a teacher of Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Art in Asia to this project.

No registrations necessary, but capacity will be limited due to COVID-19.

Further information on Composing Archipelagos here.

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