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The Season hits Sydney

27 January 2017 Artistic Director's Blog
Our ambitious commission, Nathan Maynard’s The Season, had its first performances at Sydney Festival a couple of weeks ago. It…

Top End Travels

26 August 2016 Artistic Director's Blog
Last week was a great week for Tasmanian artists and for Ten Days on the Island. Terrapin’s You and Me…

Northern Attraction

10 August 2016 Artistic Director's Blog
In June I was invited to attend industry week at the Magnetic North Festival in Canada. This year the festival…

It’s the end of another year.

11 December 2015 Artistic Director's Blog
Ten Days on the Island. It’s the end of another year. 2015 has been an exciting year. It’s been a…

From NY to Seoul – seeking artistic gems for 2017

13 October 2015 Artistic Director's Blog
Travellers’ tales are generally tedious to anyone but the person telling them. Nevertheless part of the job of festival directors…

Island dance war and Irish opera

1 September 2015 Artistic Director's Blog
Noumea is home to the Centre Culturel Tjibaou. It is the go-to place for Kanak culture. The centre has a…

Venice, venues and various views

From Australia once could believe that the Venice Biennale takes over the whole of Venice, that every visitor has come…

Thanks to all for a wonderful festival

31 March 2015 Artistic Director's Blog
Wow!  It’s all over for 2015. An international arts program that saw an outstanding array of international artists in Burnie,…

Festivals and Fireworks en Française

1 October 2014 Artistic Director's Blog
The tiny city of Aurillac has had its Street Theatre Festival for 29 years. Its population of around 30,000 is overrun for…