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The next Ten Days on the Island Festival is in March 2023. As lutruwita/Tasmania’s premier state-wide arts Festival, we...
Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)
Artistic Director, Lindy Hume poses six questions to Cat Pettman
There’s nothing quite like listening to the self-recorded experiences of people living through the lockdown last May. Everyone’s had their own personal challenges, but there is also an expression of hopefulness through a collective voice which I love. The messages inspire us to create a better future and I really hope people will see them as a beautiful, powerful reminder of what is so utterly precious about our Island community.
This past year has reinforced a desire to create work that supports positive change in some way. We are really looking forward to seeing the impact these films have beyond the Island. They are a mere drop in the ocean but if these stories help even one person facing massive upheaval in their life from the pandemic, it’ll feel amazing to have made that connection.
The past year has been a reminder to cherish the abundance of community goodwill. Festivals such as Ten Days on the Island help us celebrate the delights and surprises of life that support our human need for connection through art.
2021 feels like a much needed exhalation before the next deep breath! I’m looking forward to more creative development with my fabulous group of devisors & a long-overdue change the date for Australia Day.
There are so many brilliant shows this year but I absolutely cannot wait to see Sinsa Mansell’s solo dance theatre creation ‘Back’ at the Theatre Royal Studio Theatre.
Eaglehawk Neck is my favourite place to take time off to be with family & friends and just relax watching the seagulls hovering motionless.