Ten Days on the Island begins

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts.

I was delighted to officially open the 2019 Ten Days on the Island festival in Devonport this morning.

For the first time this year’s event will spread the action across three separate weekends in Tasmania’s north-west (8-11 March), north-east (15-17 March) and south (22-24 March).

With the festival opening on with International Women’s Day, today is an opportunity to recognise Ten Days on the Island’s contribution to women in the arts.

Many events included in the 2019 program were created by female artists, curators and creators, including the Here She Is exhibition which is showing at Devonport’s Stewart Street Gallery until 11 March.

Developed by Tasmanian artists and curators Jessie Pangas and Anne Morrison, Here She Is involved working with the local community to gather memories, stories and artefacts that represent the experiences of people from the north-west, particularly local women.

Ten Days on the Island’s ability to provide opportunities for Tasmanian artists, while attracting visitors and growing and celebrating connections within our regional communities, is why the Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to be contributing more than $5.36 million to the organisation over four years.

8 March 2019