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.

World Premiere



West + North West


17 Mar Fri 6:00 pm

18 Mar Sat 2:00 pm






20 mins

Show Accessibility

Language No Barrier
Language No Barrier

There is no dialogue in this show.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

All public levels of this venue are accessible to people who use wheelchairs by using the elevator provided.
Accessible bathrooms are provided on all public levels.
Main entry and exit points into the building feature automatic sliding doors.

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Level Access

This entire venue is level access with an elevator located at the far end of the HIVE entry foyer.

Chill Out Space
Chill Out Space

A Chill Out Space is provided on Level 2 of Hive, outside the entrance to the Planetarium. This space has been provided for patrons to use before, after or during any particularly sensory-stimulating experiences at HIVE. The space will have a privacy tent, comfortable seating, yoga mats and other calming elements. We recommend bringing along your own ear defenders if you prefer a quiet environment.

More information on HIVE here.


Suitable for all ages

No flash photography


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

In a new work created especially for Ten Days on the Island, Slipstream Circus explores themes from Festival artist Lynette Wallworth’s Coral: Rekindling Venus, reimagining an underwater world through acrobatics and aerials.

For the young performers of Slipstream Circus the ocean is the backdrop against which they have grown up on the North-West Coast of Lutruwita/Tasmania. Identifying with Wallworth’s deep longing for the survival of the aquatic world, the performers embody the the urgent need to protect the fagile world they will inherit.

While sharing their irrepressible optimism and the infectious joy of their circus craft, they invite audiences to reflect with them as they delight in interpreting their beloved aquatic world. Audiences will be inspired to indulge in the sense of wonder and awe that only circus can bring, performed by students across multiple ages and disciplines.

Image Credit: Josh Fisher