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.

QVMAG Presents


By Murray Fredericks


North + North East


11 FEB – 21 MAY
10AM – 4PM





Show Accessibility

Visual Content rating 100%
Visual Content Rating

This event is visual artwork.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

All public levels of this venue are accessible by level access and the use of a lift. The main entry into the building features automatic glass sliding doors. An accessible bathroom is available on Ground Floor, just past reception.

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Level Access

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.


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.

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.

Fredericks describes his practice as one derived from a perspective that views culture as something that cannot be wholly accounted for through social construct. “In the end, what we see are not really places at all. We’re only looking at space. And whatever meaning these so-called places might have is inserted into them by the way the space is handled. Hopefully, the spaces in these images will open up to the viewers another space, a greater space, where they can insert their own meanings into the photographic moment.”

Image Credit: Hector 10 (2011), Murray Fredericks. © the artist.