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.

Sea of Light

Sea Of Light

Patch Theatre, South Australia


Paint a voyage in light.

Set out on a fantastical journey of light and curiosity in this family-friendly interactive installation from award-winning Patch Theatre. Sea of Light entwines light and sound to conjure an enchanted sea adventure for the whole family.

With a UV torch in hand, set sail across a sea to paint your very own voyage in light. Steer ships that leave glowing paths in their wake.

This spellbinding interactive installation carries adventurers on a journey across a fun-filled room at HIVE Tasmania – a major new cultural precinct packed with science and culture in a stunning building in the heart of Ulverstone.

Sea of Light is an extraordinary play space for families to enjoy a shimmering sea journey of light and wonder together. Come aboard!

Sea of Light is suitable for children and young people ages 4-10yrs
Focus Years K – Year 3


HIVE Tasmania 
Thurs 9 March – Sun 19 March
Sessions run 10am – 4pm.
40 minutes.


Tailored Schools Packages are available for Coral: Rekindling Venus Sea of Light. Please contact our Ticketing Manager at bookings@tendays.org.au to discuss options for your school.

Image Matt Byrne.


Student $16

One teacher attends free with up to 10 students and one teacher free per 10 students after that.

Additional teachers charged at $16 per person.

Please contact our Ticketing Manager at bookings@tendays.org.au to discuss tailored package options for your school.

School Curriculum Information

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND is committed to exploring how we can support early childhood development and younger audience engagement with performance in inventive and fresh ways. How we learn, understand and deal with difference, our varying abilities, and be open to discovering new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.

Sea of Light is suitable for children and young people ages 4-10yrs

 Curriculum links: Focus Years K – Year 3

Learning areas: Health and Physical education, The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

General capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Further learning activities and education resources for Patch Theatre’s Sea of Light can be found here

Event Warnings

Sea of Light is suitable for children and young people ages 4-10yrs

Venue Information

HIVE Tasmania

Thurs 9 March – Sun 19 March
50 Main St, Ulverstone

More information on the HIVE Tasmania can be found here

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Ten Days on the Island is committed to making our schools program accessible for all individual students, teachers and schools that wish to be involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Access Manager using the Expression of Interest form below with any specific requirements that would make any experience with the festival the most accessible for your body of students and staff.

We are prepared to work with school representatives to craft an accessible experience fit for those wishing to attend this event. Optional services include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Auslan interpretation
  2. Assistive listening
  3. Open captioning
  4. Tactile touring
  5. Audio description
  6. Lighting and sound considerations
  7. Relaxed performance
  8. Low-sensory/chill-out zone
  9. Pre-show guided tour
  10. Digital show viewing
  11. Facility animal support
  12. Support animal amenities
  13. Accessible viewing areas
  14. Unisex bathrooms
  15. Adult changing facilities

A teaching pack will be released after expressions of interest are collected including the following:

  1. Visual story (including pictures and descriptions of how to navigate the venue including any access features present and pictures and descriptions of any significant aspects of the show)
  2. Trigger warnings
  3. Visual ratings
  4. Educational resource pack (if available)

Please note that all schools will be notified of access offerings for each session once these offerings are confirmed.


Creators Geoff Cobham, Michelle ‘Maddog‘ Delaney

Boat Maker Wendy Todd

Fabric Wizard Seana O’Brien

Composer Jason Sweeney

Register your interest

    Ten Days on the Island will be in touch. If you have any questions please email bookings@tendays.org.au