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Ten Days on the Island: 8-24 March 2019 – STATEWIDE  www.tendays.org.au

The festival is a wild and welcoming carnival of creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home. Festival dates: North West – 8-11 March 2019; North East – 15-17 March 2019; South – 22-24 March 2019.

     LOLA GREENOmilaythina-nika waranta; waranta milaythina-nika. katina-mana mara. this country is us, and we are this country – my five beaches. A Ten Days on the Island Festival event. Makers’ Workshop  2 Bass Highway, Burnie: 8 Mar – 7 Apr 2019.  Open Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm daily. Lola Greeno’s shell necklaces capture the timelessness and relevance of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. They are both part of the physical and spiritual landscape of Tasmania. In this exhibition Lola reveals five ceremonial length necklaces representing each of the beaches where she collects her beloved maireener shells in North West Tasmania. Handmade papers made from the coastal plants and seaweeds gathered at these beaches by celebrated Tasmanian papermaker, Joanna Gair, will form the backdrop for these ceremonial pieces, providing tangible clues to the nature of the gathering locations without full disclosure, in recognition of the importance of these secret locations in local palawa culture.

    KYOTO to NIPALUNA (Hobart) – Water, Fire, Earth and Nature. This exhibition will be held at Schoolhouse Gallery Rosny Park (Hobart)  from 29 Mar – 14 Apr 2019 (Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm). Free entry. Artists: Aoi Kusudo, Richard Clements, Jemma Clements & Linda Chee. Aoi Kusudo is from Kyoto, Japan’s most traditional city. Aoi produces beautiful and whimsical illustrations using the ancient technique Tarashikomi (meaning “dripping in”) in a contemporary way.  Since visiting Tasmania in 2018, Aoi has begun to collaborate with Tasmanian artists who are, like her, working with the great power of Nature: Water, Fire, Earth and Native Plants. Featuring the work of Richard Clements and Jemma Clements (Fire and Earth – glass artists), and Linda Chee (Fire, Water and Native Plants – Eco Natural Dyer). Schoolhouse Gallery Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania Telephone: 03 6217 9607. Email: schoolhouse@ccc.tas.gov.au Website: http://www.clarenceartsandevents.net