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Get in the car and get on the road!
Mix and match your Tasmanian
International Arts Festival
experience with performances and
exhibitions across the state.
Start and end where you want.
Take ten days, take a week, a
long weekend or just make it an
overnighter.

It’s a great island: great scenery,
great food, great performances and
great visual arts. Take a road trip
and see some more of it.

BASE YOURSELF IN BURNIE:

THURSDAY 19 MARCH
Start off with a visit to the Burnie
Makers’ Workshop for David Elgar’s
exhibition Drawing: Atmospheres of
a Salient Landscape. After
you’ve perused the gallery try your
hand at paper making, Burnie’s
signature craft, with one of the
specialist paper makers based in
the Workshop then round your
visit out with some cheese and
whisky tasting.

FRIDAY 20 MARCH
It’s off to Devonport to see
ReViewing at the Devonport
Regional Gallery during the day,
then head to the Spiegel Sideshow,
Inheritance at the DECC
in the evening. Stay the night in
Devonport.

SATURDAY 21 MARCH
Travel from Devonport to
Stanley for Calls Across the Island
at The Barracks. Spend
the night in Stanley and climb to
the top of The Nut.

SUNDAY 22 MARCH
Drive to Wynyard for Acoustic Life
of Sheds. Stay the night in
Wynyard.

MONDAY 23 MARCH
Back to Burnie to attend the
Burnie Print Prize exhibition.
Base yourself in Burnie tonight
and tomorrow.

TUESDAY 24 MARCH
Dance to El Son Entero at
the BAFC Town Hall.

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH
Hit the road to Devonport for
Pasaje at the Town Hall
Theatre and stay the night.

THURSDAY 26 MARCH
Return to Burnie for the powerful
Hamlet, de los Andes at the
BAFC Theatre.

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Pack a picnic and road trip down
to Queenstown for Landscape is
a Conversation at LARQ
and Watermark at the
Paragon Theatre. Stay the night
in Queenstown.

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Drive back to Burnie for the
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra’s 50th
birthday celebration TYO Five-O
at the BAFC Town Hall.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Head to BAFC Back Gallery and
select an alter ego for I Think I Can.

BASE YOURSELF
IN LAUNCESTON:

THURSDAY 19 MARCH
It’s an opening night extravaganza
with The Cardinals at
St John’s Church then kick on
for celebrations at the Festival Club
at the Earl and check out
Sue Henderson’s installation Plato’s
Cave at the Earl.

FRIDAY 20 MARCH
Today, visit Design Tasmania for
the exhibition Indeco in the Making
– Two Decades of Design and this
evening see Rising.

SATURDAY 21 MARCH
Stock up at the Harvest Launceston
Farmers’ Market whilst enjoying
Tasdance’s The Body as a Riddle
then drive to Cradle Mountain for
Linsey Pollak’s Calls Across the Island.
Stay at Cradle Mountain.

SUNDAY 22 MARCH
Drive back to Launceston in time
for the afternoon Spiegel Up Close and see Claire Dawson and Colin Lane.

MONDAY 23 MARCH
Drive up the East Tamar, dropping in
at various artisan food businesses, to
George Town for MADE’s Episodes.
Stay over in George Town.

TUESDAY 24 MARCH
Explore Evandale and Longford
as you make your way back to
Launceston for Live Live Cinema’s
Dementia 13 at the Princess
Theatre. Stay in Launceston.

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH
Drive out to Deloraine to attend
Alzheimer Symphony at the
Little Theatre and then stay the
night in Deloraine.

THURSDAY 26 MARCH
Return to Launceston for Pasaje
at the Princess Theatre.

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Black Arm Band performs dirtsong
at the Albert Hall.

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Launceston’s own Stompin
present 6000 to 1 in the
Sawtooth ARI.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Join the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra
as it celebrates their 50th birthday
with TYO FIVE-O.

BASE YOURSELF
IN HOBART:

THURSDAY 19 MARCH
Kick off your festival with La Soirée in the Spiegeltent.

FRIDAY 20 MARCH
Head to Elizabeth Mall to I Think I
Can then attend the opening
night performance Hamlet, de Los
Andes at the Theatre Royal.

SATURDAY 21 MARCH
Explore superslow exhibition
in Kelly’s Garden, then the TSO’s
Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem  at
the Federation Concert Hall.

SUNDAY 22 MARCH
Drive down The Channel for
the afternoon concert Tasmanian
Guitar Trio Touchdown in Kettering
and join the performers
for afternoon tea afterwards.
Then drive back through Cygnet
towards Huonville for Alzheimer
Symphony and stay the
night in Huonville.

MONDAY 23 MARCH
Make your way back to Hobart and
visit a selection of exhibitions from
our Visual Arts program then kick back in the evening
at Spiegeltent’s Outdoor Lounge.

TUESDAY 24 MARCH
Sail away with the Blue Angel
concert at the Astor Hotel,
or book in for the night to take in
the complete Blue Angel Experience.

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH
Take your pew for The Cardinals at St David’s Cathedral.

THURSDAY 26 MARCH
Make your way to Australia’s
most historic theatre to see Rising
at the Theatre Royal.

FRIDAY 27 MARCH
For a theatrical evening it’s
RAWSpace at the Theatre
Royal Backspace then Pasaje
at the Wrest Point Show Room.

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Wind your way to Triabunna and
explore the spectacular Spring Bay
Mill site with the art installation
Reorder. Make your way
back to Hobart and, if you pass
the ‘D-13 Test’, you’re brave enough
to face Dementia 13 at the
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH
Enjoy a leisurely drive down
the Tasman Peninsula, visiting
Eaglehawk Neck and the
Port Arthur Historic Site, then
at sunset see Calls Across the
Island at the Coal Mines
Historic Site, Saltwater River. Stay
the night on the peninsula.

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