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.

Saturday 13 March

Everyone has a big idea. An idea that is simmering, ready to explore, develop, write down, sing about, tell, build. Creative North is a curated program of workshops, panel discussions and keynotes with Festival artists that will encourage and support participants to engage with their own ‘big idea’.

Choose your own path through Creative North and find a way to grow and share your idea, or come along to be inspired by others. Sessions will feature some of Tasmania’s finest professional musicians, filmmakers, actors, directors, singers, visual artists, writers and dancers.

Earl Arts Centre is equipped with a hearing loop system. Patrons wishing to use this system should contact the venue directly on 6334 5579

Live Performance Making in the COVID era with Ben Winspear

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

Planning, rehearsing and performing live theatre has been hugely impacted by COVID 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.

Making Ten Days on the Island 2021

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).

On the road with the Corricks

Presentation and Q&A delivered by NFSA Curator, Jillian Mackenzie

Saturday 13 March
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Earl Arts Centre

The Corrick family of musicians, orators, singers and picture show presenters toured Australia from 1901 – 1914. NFSA Curator and Corrick film specialist, Jill Mackenzie, will introduce you to the family and through the NFSA collection, illustrate their talents and their travels. 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) as 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.

Covid Info

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

Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.

Image: Gabby Martin of Declan Galagher, Toby McKnight, Jenni Large in the 2019 MAKE Choreographic Intensive

Dates & Times

Earl Arts Centre Sat 6 March 2021 9:00 am

Venue Details

Earl Arts Centre

10 Earl St, Launceston TAS 7250

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