10 Days on the Island

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Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s statewide biennial multi art-form festival. A unique event in Australia, Ten Days is a celebration of culture in Tasmania. With almost 250 events in 99 venues in over 50 locations, 195,000 Tasmania's and visitors took part in the 2009 event.

Ten Days was the brainchild of State Premier Jim Bacon and was first held in 2001. With Artistic Director Robyn Archer at the helm, the first Ten Days established itself as the State’s premier cultural event, presenting a programme of events.[1]

In 2017, the Ten Days will include the Tasmanian premiere of the Jane Cafarella play e-baby,[2] a two-hander play about "matters of infertility, adoption and motherhood"[3] in the context of gestational surrogacy which has been performed in Melbourne in 2015[3][4] and Sydney in 2016.[5][6]


  1. ^ Ten Days
  2. ^ Cafarella, Jane (25 March 2016). "'e-baby' in Hobart in 2017". janecafarella.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Tobin, Patricia (16 March 2015). "Review: e-baby". performing.artshub.com.au. Performing Arts Hub. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  4. ^ My, Myron (8 March 2015). "REVIEW: Jane Cafarella's E-BABY: A tale of two women". theatrepress.com.au. Theatre Press. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Sebag-Montefiore, Clarissa (27 October 2016). "E-baby review – an endearing but haphazard romp into the complex world of surrogacy". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Blake, Jason (20 October 2016). "E-Baby review: Gestational clock ticks on tale of ethical complexity". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 

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