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.


World Premiere

45 mins


Directed by: Rose Turtle Ertler with Karlin Love

Composers: Rose Turtle Ertler, Karlin Love, Freya Scott and Jane Allan

Musicians: Frankie Andrew, Jane Allan, Jen Brown, Kellie Cook, Ruby Cook, Kath Ellis, Rose Turtle Ertler, Kiera Gabbedy, Rose Grant, Belle Hilder, Charlotte Hindrum, Sonja Hindrum, Lucy King, Karlin Love, Abigail Maynard, Karen Penzes, Frances Perez, Clare Pitt, Roxy Roxburgh, Freya Scott, Mary Shannon, Pip Stanley, Valerie Tinmouth and Caitlin Wilson

Headware created by: Farideh Habibollahi, Hava Heidari, Bararbakht Norouzi, Marzieh Yusofi and Zeynab Yusofi

Event Warnings

This performance takes place in a licensed venue and contains smoke or haze effects and loud noises.

Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island 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.

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: Sonja Ambrose

Rock up for an all-female onslaught of more than 20 electric guitarists and bassists marrying metal riffs with ambient washes.

Mapatazi are rock ‘n’ roll royalty clad in silver and gold with headdresses created by local Hazara women. Everyone gets a guitar solo and, sometimes, they play them all at once!

The brainchild of musician and community artist Rose Turtle Ertler, Mapatazi gives women power in the male-dominated arena of rock music. This amazing group won’t bring you classic rock covers because they’ve written original music of their own. The Launceston Workers Club was once a men’s-only space; this changes with Mapatazi.

This is a free event but bookings are essential. 

Dates & Times

Launceston Workers Club Sat 13 March 2021 3:00 pm 18+ licensed venue
Launceston Workers Club Sat 13 March 2021 7:00 pm 18+ licensed venue

Venue Details

Launceston Workers Club

66 Elizabeth St, Launceston TAS 7250

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