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.

Contemporary Art Tasmania presents

Composing Archipelagos

Curated by Jasmin Stephens


Curated by Jasmin Stephens

Artists: Ricky Maynard, James Tylor, Lucy Bleach, Torika Bolatagici, Aliansyah Caniago, Raisa Kamila, Jane Chang Mi, Anthony Johnson and Marian Tubbs

Covid Info

Contemporary Arts Tasmania (CAT) is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.

Image: Torika Bolatigici, Rememberance (Viti), 2016 (detail)

Imagine if we were to cast off our view of lutruwita/Tasmania as a solitary island.

What if we were to perceive lutruwita/Tasmania as part of a vast archipelago stretching across the Asia Pacific? Could this alternative view, where the ocean is a unifying force, challenge colonial and penal histories and help foster wider relations?

Composing Archipelagos calls into question the way we perceive our heart-shaped home. This new exhibition features the works of artists hailing from Tasmania, interstate and across the Pacific. Through painting, installation, sculpture and visual media, the artists share their reflections of land, sea and sky. With these unique expressions of our geography and history, conversations may begin to surface about our remoteness and connection.

Curator’s tour
Saturday 20 March
Contemporary Art Tasmania

Dates & Times

Contemporary Art Tasmania

17 March – 11 April
Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm

Venue Details

Contemporary Art Tasmania

27 Tasma St, nipaluna/North Hobart

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