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.

Join the Team

Expression of Interest

Ten Days on the Island is currently on the look out for suitably qualified and experienced people to serve as Board Directors and/or members of Board Committees. There are currently two vacancies for Directors and other positions may become available in the next 12 months.

More information on these Board positions please see here.

Ten Days on the Island is committed to ensure an inclusive Board that reflects diversity in age, gender, cultural background and regional location.

Please submit your application before the Sunday 2 October via info@tendays.org.au.


Ten Days on the Island (Ten Days) was established by the lutruwita/Tasmanian Government in 2000 to develop and deliver a statewide cultural festival of national significance that provides opportunities for lutruwita/Tasmanian artists and companies to present their works to a wider audience, access for lutruwita/Tasmanian audiences to national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, and helps to build lutruwita/Tasmania’s professional arts infrastructure.

The biennial festival celebrates lutruwita/Tasmania’s island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote lutruwita/Tasmania’s innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity. Ten Days brings international recognition for lutruwita/Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community’s perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.



Ten Days on the Island is about community, excellence, and adventure. We believe that exploring our human connection with place, with each other and the rest of the world is vital to our lives, and that firing our social imagination stirs our potential as citizens.”

Dr Lindy Hume AM
Artistic Director


Ten Days on the Island is a state-wide Festival with events happening all across the Island. Our headquarters is based in the North-West of the state, in the sea-side town of pataway/Burnie. pataway/Burnie is the gateway to the unique lutruwita/Tasmanian wilderness with some of the most precious and beautiful landscapes in the world on its doorstep.

The region has a proud history of producing delicious, high quality produce from the surrounding rolling green farmlands. pataway/Burnie is a great place to live and a perfect base from which to explore the best of lutruwita/Tasmania.

Our Ten Days on the Island Board

Craig Perkins, Chair of Ten Days on the Island

Craig Perkins

Elvio Brianese Board Image
Board Member

Elvio Brianese

Angela Driver board member image
Board Member

Angela Driver

Maria Lurighi, Ten Days on the Island Board
Board Member

Maria Lurighi

David Palmer
Board Member

David Palmer

Vanessa Pigrum - Ten Days on the Island Board
Board Member

Vanessa Pigrum

Guy Taylor, Ten Days on the Island Board
Board Member

Guy Taylor