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


Hamed Sadeghi (solo)

New South Wales

North + North East


12 Mar Sun 5:00 pm – Album Launch




FULL PRICE: $40.00

Transaction fees apply


55 mins

Show Accessibility

Language No Barrier
Language No Barrier

This is a music performance.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please refer to the below ‘Level Access’ for further notes on wheelchair accessibility. An accessible bathroom is available at this venue.

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Level Access

This venue can be navigated without encountering any steps. A ramp is provided at the Wellington Street entrance to this venue and an elevator is available within the building to access all levels.

For more information on QVMAG, Royal Park 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.

“…astonishing power and convulsive impact.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Enjoy a peaceful ride as Hamed Sadeghi takes us on a continuous journey to Iran through the Persian classical repertoire known as Radif and improvisation. While creating new sounds, Sadeghi honours the traditional ones to narrate the stories of an ancient civilisation.

He says, “it is all about a blank page with a lot of ideas in my head. Everything forms around nothingness but on a solid foundation. Persian Radif is my foundation and improvisation is my nothingness”.

The Radif is a collection of old melodies that have been handed down by the masters to students through the generations. The foundation of the Iranian traditional music is based on this repertoire and musicians in this system need to spend years to learn the Radif properly to become capable of improvising and composing new music.


Composer and Performer – Hamed Sadeghi

Image Credit: Courtesy of the artist

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