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.

If These Halls Could Talk

Van Diemen’s Fiddles: Whispering Walls

Presented by Ten Days on the Island and Van Diemen's Band

60 mins


Performed by: Julia Fredersdorff, Emily Sheppard, and Rachel Meyers

Electronics and visuals by: Caleb Miller

Event Warnings

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: Jonathan Wherrett Photography

Portland Memorial Hall will be transformed into a portal blending present and past through this live multimedia event.

Van Diemen’s Fiddles are three of lutruwita/ Tasmania’s finest musicians – Julia Fredersdorff, Emily Sheppard and Rachel Meyers. They will make music inspired by dances, stories, people and the land, alongside electronics and visuals from Mac40Media’s Caleb Miller. This world premiere has been curated in response to the communities of St Helens and its surrounds.

When you attend the concert, you will unlock an exclusive audio walk created by the musicians. This geolocated walk will guide you along the Georges Bay foreshore with a soundtrack inspired by the region, including stories of the area shared by locals.

Dates & Times

Portland Memorial Hall Fri 12 March 2021 7:00 pm
Portland Memorial Hall Sat 13 March 2021 2:00 pm

Venue Details

Portland Memorial Hall

39 Cecilia St, St Helens TAS 7216

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This project was assisted by Break O’Day Council