After 20 years, Lindy Hume has programmed her final festival

Having curated 12 international arts festivals in 20 years, Hume says it’s time for a change of direction.

Artistic Director Lindy Hume AM loves international arts festivals, but they’ve taken up a lot of her time over the last two decades.

Hume has just launched her third and final program for the pan-Tasmanian arts festival, Ten Days on the Island. Her 12th international festival as Artistic Director in 20 years (she has previously directed four Perth Festivals, three Sydney Festivals, and two Four Winds Festivals), Hume has announced that it will also be her last.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts