TEN DAYS @ QVMAG
NORTHERN LUTRUWITA/ TASMANIA’S PREMIER CULTURAL DESTINATION, EXPERIENCED IN A COMPLETELY NEW WAY
North + North East
11 – 13 MAR
QVMAG, Royal Park
The QVMAG, Royal Park 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.
The QVMAG, Royal Park 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.
This venue is level access. Elevators are available should you want to reach different levels of the building.
For more information on QVMAG, Inveresk here.
For more information on QVMAG, Royal Park here.
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:
- Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
- Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.
In 2023 Ten Days on the Island and QVMAG join forces to animate the Royal Park and Inveresk precincts in poetic, dynamic and thought-provoking ways. Join us for a long weekend of exhibitions, performances, discussions, music and activations across Launceston’s cultural hub.
This Festival collaboration responds to QVMAG’s richly curated range of exhibitions. Visual art and photography collide pleasingly with digital music and acoustic performance from Baroque chamber music and traditional Persian sounds, to improvised contemporary soundscapes. Surprising and thought-provoking confluences continue with breathtaking and paradigm-shifting digital works expressing ancient stories of clashing cultures and concern for Earth’s endangered oceans.
Experience the diverse and marvellous worlds of celebrated international and Tasmanian artists, up close and personal in and around the iconic galleries and spaces of Australia’s largest regional museum and art gallery.
Lisa Garland: Inner Sanctums
Lisa Garland: Inner Sanctums
4 FEB – 14 MAY
Through Lisa Garland’s photography practice she allows the viewer access into the honest and intimate worlds of unique and eccentric community characters.
In her large format black and white images, viewers can see the arresting gaze of the subject merge with the varied collections of material artefacts that define their existence and concept of home.
Inner Sanctums marks the first survey of Garland’s work at QVMAG and will display works from the past 20 years of her rich practice of portraiture.
This in an exhibition will invite you to spend time with the evocative and powerful character studies of an artist who masterfully captures the beguiling and honest Inner Sanctums of Tasmanians.
For more information on Lisa Garland: Inner Sanctums see here.
By Murray Fredericks
11 FEB – 21 MAY
Exclusively and for the first time in Lutruwita/Tasmania, QVMAG is proud to showcase the works of multi-award winning photomedia artist Murray Fredericks.
Witness brings together a selection of defining large-scale images drawn from Fredericks’ personal collection spanning his acclaimed Salt, Icesheet and Hector series showcasing the majestic and awe-inspiring environs of Lake Eyre, Greenland and the Tiwi Islands.
For more information on Witness see here.
Nomads of the Sea
QVMAG in association with Ten Days on the Island presents
Nomads of the Sea
by Lisa Reihana
3 MAR – 28 MAY
Nomads of the Sea weaves historical fact with speculative fiction to explore the social tension between cultural leadership, spiritual custom and egotistical desire in the face of foreign political challenge in 1800’s Aotearoa New Zealand.
In this immersive video installation we learn of Charlotte Badger, a pakeha (Western) woman who is embroiled in a mutiny, stealing a vessel that sails from Takina/Port Dalrymple in Lutruwita/Tasmania to the Bay of Islands in Aotearoa New Zealand. A Māori Chief welcomes the fugitive Charlotte into his tribal homelands under his protection, thereby upsetting the traditional role of women in Aotearoa as the matriarchs, owners of property and spiritual custodians.
Puhi, a proud woman of Ngā Puhi descent becomes jealous of Charlotte’s rising status. Charlotte’s presence introduces the concept of material wealth and the spoils of England and draws parallels between the worth of foreigners and trade. This work explores the cultural circumstances for women at this time, contrasting European law with Māori culture and morality.
For more information on Nomads of the Sea see here.
Coral: Rekindling Venus
Ten Days on the Island presents
Coral: Rekindling Venus
by Lynette Wallworth
9 – 19 MAR
Dive into the ocean’s depths on a mesmerising journey – before it’s too late
Filmmaker Lynette Wallworth’s immersive video work for full dome plunges us into the ocean’s abyss to reveal an exquisite and fragile world of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and shimmering marine life – a world fatally threatened by climate change.
Inspired by the international cooperation of 18th Century astronomers to witness the Transit of Venus, Coral: Rekindling Venus weaves together science, imagery and music from global artists including Gurrumul, Anohni and Max Richter to underscore the biodiversity and the fragility of the oceans.
Wallworth’s creation engulfs us with a sense of wonder, a deep longing to protect the coral community, and a vast realisation that the coral’s survival is tied to our own.
For more information on Coral: Rekindling Venus see here.
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.
For more information on TAR see here.
Van Diemen’s Band and Ten Days on the Island present
12 MAR – Nipaluna/Hobart
13 MAR – Launceston
14 MAR – Latrobe
15 MAR – Munatrik/Stanley
Van Diemen’s Band is breaking new ground in Australia and exemplifying an innovative mindset within baroque music-making.
Van Diemen’s Band (VDB) is indisputably one of the jewels of the Lutruwita/Tasmanian arts scene. Already positioned as one of Australia’s top chamber orchestras, VDB’s recordings are making an impression internationally. Artistic Director and leading Baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff has assembled an ensemble of artists from across the globe for Heroines, a cross-genre celebration of female composers from the Baroque and contemporary eras.
For more information on Heroines see here.
IN CONVERSATION: LYNETTE WALLWORTH, LISA REIHANA CNZM & DR LINDY HUME AM
11 MAR SAT 3PM
QVMAG, ROYAL PARK, LAUNCESTON
ARTIST TALK WITH THE CREATIVES OF DANCE WITH THE DIEMEN
12 MAR SUN 2PM
QVMAG, ROYAL PARK
Image Credit: futago