Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s statewide biennial multi art-form festival. A unique event in Australia, Ten Days is a celebration of culture in Tasmania. With almost 250 events in 99 venues in over 50 locations, 195,000 Tasmania's and visitors took part in the 2009 event.
Ten Days was the brainchild of State Premier Jim Bacon and was first held in 2001. With Artistic Director Robyn Archer at the helm, the first Ten Days established itself as the State’s premier cultural event, presenting a programme of events.
In 2017, the Ten Days will include the Tasmanian premiere of the Jane Cafarella play e-baby, a two-hander play about "matters of infertility, adoption and motherhood" in the context of gestational surrogacy which has been performed in Melbourne in 2015 and Sydney in 2016.