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ISLE OF PLENTY

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									New commission
Ten Days on the Island and Tasmanian Regional Arts presents

ISLE OF PLENTY
Isle of Plenty is an exciting new Ten Days on the Island event in 2007 which will combine installations of newly-
commissioned large-scale artworks with local celebrations that reflect the rich and diverse cultural and physical heritage
of three of Tasmania’s most picturesque regions.

Cygnet, the heart of the State’s apple-growing industry in the Huon Valley south of Hobart, the gorgeous beach resort of
Bridport on the north-east coast and the tiny dot of Lillico on the stretch of Highway 1 that links Burnie with Devonport in
the north-west, will be the focal points for these unique community-driven events.

Ten Days Artistic Director, Elizabeth Walsh, says Isle of Plenty “perfectly encapsulates the festival’s underlying philosophy
of assisting and fostering artistic endeavour in regional areas. To that end, leading artists from each place have been
invited to produce new site-specific works on a grand scale, with local communities building events and activities around
each installation. They will be absolutely unmissable in every sense of the word”, she said.

In Cygnet, at the peak of the apple harvest season, Nicolas Goodwolf will re-create an apple-pickers’ village of days past in
Hut Culture while on Saturday 24 March, Cygnet locals will celebrate the apple industry, past and present, with a Harvest
Festival and Parade featuring the Apple Queen float, as well as a host of related events including screenings of rare
archival film, local produce stalls, live music from local performers and the great apple pie bake-off.

The tidal flats of Bridport will transform into a spectacular outdoor gallery with the installation of Sandra Lancaster’s Sea
Flowers created from man-made materials associated with beach culture. Local celebrations on 28 March themed
around the seaside life of the town will include a kayak ballet, congregation of boats, regional wine and food, music and
entertainment from local artists.

And at Lillico, the significance of the coastal highway linking the regional centres of the north west of the State will be
reflected, literally, in Troy Ruffels’ Hood. Celebrating cars in art and the art in cars – from the classic styling of a bygone
era to the car’s future evolution embracing alternative fuels, the installation will be complemented by a day-long
program of events in Don on 31 March including a sensational display of classic and custom cars, a showcase of new car
technologies including hybrid cars and alternative fuels, as well as local produce stalls and entertainment from local
artists.

To cap off the local festivities, Ten Days on the Island will also present free public concerts in each Isle of Plenty location
by three of the festival’s guest international artists – Lura and her band in Cygnet, Simona Salis in Bridport and
Newfoundlander, Duane Andrews in Lillico.


Isle of Plenty
Cygnet:            Burton’s Reserve, 24 March 10am – dusk. Lura performs at 12 Noon.
                   Hut Culture artwork on show 23 March – 1 April, Burton’s Reserve
Bridport:          Village Green, Main St. 28 March from 5 – 8pm. Simona Salis performs 7pm. Sea Flowers artwork
                   on show 23 March – 1 April, tidal sand flats, Main St
Lillico:           Memorial Hall, Don Village Centre, 31 March 1-am – 3pm. Duane performs 2pm
                   Hood artwork on show 23 March – 1 April, Penguin Reserve, 10km east of Ulverstone, Bass Hwy
FREE EVENTS
Isle of Plenty has been made possible by the Australian Government’s regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, and
with the assistance of the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Media enquiries to Ten Days Publicist, Sue Couttie telephone 03) 6233 5700 or scouttie@tendaysontheisland.org
Full Ten Days media kit, images & media accreditation information available at: www.tendaysontheisland.com

								
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