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.

Ten Days on the Island presents


PATCH Theatre

South Australia

West + North West


9 – 19 MAR
10.30AM – 3.30PM




(includes entry to Hive)

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30 mins

Show Accessibility

Language No Barrier
Language No Barrier

There is no dialogue in this show.

Visual Content rating 75%
Visual Content Rating

This work is predominantly visual, but may have background sound.

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


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.

Sea of Light entwines light and sound to conjure an enchanted sea adventure for the whole family.

With a UV torch in hand, set sail across a sea to paint your very own voyage in light. Steer ships that leave glowing paths in their wake.

As you explore Sea of Light, artworks by contemporary Aboriginal visual artist, Elizabeth Close, are painted in light across the sea floor. These paintings speak to the connection between land and sea, the earth and waterways and reflect the deep relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with Country.

This spellbinding interactive installation carries adventurers on a journey across a fun-filled room at HIVE Tasmania – a major new cultural precinct packed with science and culture in a stunning building in the heart of Ulverstone.

Sea of Light is an extraordinary play space for families to enjoy a shimmering sea journey of light and wonder together. Come aboard!


Creators Geoff Cobham, Michelle ‘Maddog‘ Delaney 

Boat Makers Wendy Todd& Jimmy Dodd 

Composer Jason Sweeney 

Contributing Artist Elizabeth Close 

Fabric Wizard Seana O’Brien 

Technician James Oborn 

Image Credit: Matt Byrne

Watch the trailer