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.

Experimenta Life Forms

International Triennial of Media Art


Curators: Jonathan Parsons and Lubi Thomas

Associate Curator: Jessica Clark

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Image: Uyen Nguyen, Mx Piantoni & Matthew Riley, You, Me, Things, 2020

Rethink life as we know it through this exhibition of 20 contemporary artworks.

How do we define life? Philosophers have wrestled with this concept for thousands of years. Experimenta Life Forms reveals how contemporary artists are approaching this question at a time of change and discovery. What new life forms are emerging through technological and biological invention?

Are our definitions of life shifting because of new scientific discoveries? How do First Nations’ theories of knowledge influence our ways of thinking and understanding of life?

This extraordinary and timely exhibition features a diversity of artforms including robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations and participatory and generative art. Twenty leading Australian and international artists make significant contribution to conversations about life as we know it.

Curator’s tour
Saturday 20 March
10:30am – 11:30am
Plimsol Gallery

Dates & Times

Plimsoll Gallery

19 MAR – 9 MAY
SUN 21 MAR 11AM – 5PM

Venue Details

Plimsoll Gallery

37 Hunter St, nipaluna/Hobart

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Co-presented by University of Tasmania Galleries, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart