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.

What is Tasmania Talking About?

3 hours

Change of plans: What’s Tasmania Talking About?

On the final day of Ten Days on the Island 2021 we planned to take a moment to gather and reflect on the shifts we’ve made, individually and as a community, since that extraordinary moment a year ago when Tasmania’s borders closed and the State went into lockdown.

Through this Festival we have started discussions with many artists, thinkers and our communities on the three themes we planned to explore in this closing event.

It has become clear that this provocation prompts a bigger, deeper and richer conversation than we originally imagined. Over the last two weeks I have concluded that to do justice to this important conversation and to the contributors who have committed their time and focus to considering the themes, we need more time, space, reflection and a different event structure. This is three conversations, not one, and they should not be rushed.

Therefore, we have decided to reschedule and reframe our end-of-Festival conversation What’s Tasmania Talking About? as three more expansive online conversations over three months later in the year.

The outcomes of these conversations will inform our planning for the 2023 Festival.

– Lindy Hume, Artistic Director

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.