Listen to Ten Days on the Island, Gung and Grand Gesture43:444 February 2021

Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Ten Days on the Island presents the festival’s 2021 program of pan-Tasmanian arts and culture. Taking place over three weekends, the festival connects regional communities and celebrates the island’s unique identity.

Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos’ ‘Gung | create, make, do, love’ combines screenprinting with the traditional ‘uka ngalung wooleh’ (to paint with possum) technique. Inspired by the stories of her ancestors, the exhibition features three-dimensional Victorian era garments constructed from tissue paper and is on display at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Melbourne Museum.

Finally, Morgan Rose, co-director and creator of ‘Grand Gesture’ speaks to Richard ahead of their season at La Mama Theatre’s Love Fest. The show integrates excerpts from popular romcoms to interrogate the romantic expectations such films set and the effect they have on our understanding of love and relationships.

About this program

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include:

  • 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith.
  • 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick.
  • 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo.

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Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.