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.

Hannah Moloney

A note from Hannah

As part of Ten Artists, Ten Days, I plan to work with diverse groups of people and communities across Lutruwita/Tasmania, to connect and create art that lives on well beyond just this moment and contributes to a multigenerational conversation on how we are ‘in this world, for this world’. 

Through all my very varied work, from writing, public speaking, running community projects, working in the media and in the garden, I weave in creativity. Creativity is what creates wondrous and neutral meeting places for us all to gather and connect and reminds us that our connection to people and place is what makes us who we are and is what can help us rise up to create a good life for all. 


More About Hannah Moloney

Hannah Moloney is based in Nipaluna/Hobart. She’s the Tasmanian host for ABC TV’s Gardening Australia, a permaculture educator, community worker, designer, and best-selling author.

She’s trained in community cultural development and permaculture and has spent the past two decades getting her hands dirty in the garden, with community change projects, and political and front-line activism.

Hannah’s most excited when she’s working with people and landscapes – this is her happy place and where she is most useful for the world.

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