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A whole town comes together in a huge community led project: a Welcome to Country at dawn on Burnie Beach in Tasmania.


The ceremony opened the Ten Days on the Island Festival, directed by Aboriginal Elder David mangenner Gough. 

Festival director Lindy Hume commissioned a community led collaboration with the town of Burnie on the north-west coastline of Tasmania for Ten Days on the Island.


The work involved members of the local First Nations community, the local performing arts academy, and members of a state wide Taiko drumming group, school children, and members of the general community.

Artists Aberline and Goldberg created a series of artworks with the community, which were later shown at the Burnie Gallery. 


Creative Leads: Directed by Elder David mangenner Gough, with members of the Tasmania First Nations Community, with community led artworks by Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg

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