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Creative Island, Tasmania’s alliance of creative and cultural producers, is pleased to welcome you to Undisciplined.

Undisciplined is the first event of its kind in Tasmania. It’s being held over two days in October this year at four different venues. We want it to be a dynamic process that will engage you fully. Conversations, ideas and ways of working are invaluable to us and we want to hear and showcase them.

Undisciplined Program

To oil the wheels we’ve invited people with a demonstrated interest in pushing creative boundaries to either speak directly to you, or to participate in panel discussions. These guys are established pioneers in the discipline of breakthrough thinking. Whether they’re dancers, producers, writers or ditch-diggers, they’ve chosen a path that’s individual and craves insight into the world. In a spirit of generosity, they will share their journey with us in the hope of exciting us sufficiently to think outside the square. We hope they will shine a light on the way forward in an increasingly confused world.

An exceptional guest speaker at the opening reception party is Don Watson.

He’s a quintessential Australian writer with a vast array of credits. Don worked as Keating’s speechwriter and subsequently wrote ‘Recollections of a Bleeding Heart’ about his time with the Prime Minister of the day. Don is widely credited with writing the very famous ‘Redfern Speech’. Among other major credits are Don’s book on America – ‘American Journeys’ , ‘The Bush’ about Australia’s past, and his series of books about the decline of “public language”, ‘Death Sentence’ (2004) ‘Weasel Words’ (2005), ‘Bendable Learnings’ (2010) & ‘Worst Words’ (2015). He’s a humble character but undoubtedly has one of the best creative minds in the country.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to network, drink, eat and toe tap with our many exceptional guests. 

Undisciplined is being produced by Pippa Dickson, a dynamic Tasmanian (now) who is heavily invested in the arts and culture of this state. The Board of Creative Island is excited to be able to work with Pippa in bringing Undisciplined into being and considers that the invitees are going to deliver something unique to our island in October. “Pippa has carefully selected people who are connected by an openness, generosity and a type of smarts, that if you could, you’d bottle it.”  Kristy de Salas, Chair of Creative Island – “Undisciplined is a breakthrough platform and for this to work we need an exceptional vision behind it. Pippa’s such a person and it’s great to have her leading this exciting event.”

Guest Speakers

Andrew Morgan

Ben Eltham

Bianca + James Welsh

Clyde Mansell

Denni Proctor

Don Watson

Dorita Hannah


Elaine Stratford

Felicity Bott

Greg Lehman

Helen Norrie 

Jacqui Allen

Jane Baker

Jane Longhurst

Jess Scully

Jodee Mundy

Justin O’Connor

Justy Phillips + Margaret Woodward

Kaare Krokene

Kate Vega

Kathryn McCann

Kelly Drummond Cawthorn

Kristy De Salis

Mike Jenkins

Nathan Maynard

Peta Heffernan + Elvio Brianese

Posie Graeme Evans

Sam Connew

Sara Wright

Scott Rankin

Simon Longstaff

Sinsa Mansell

Tina Havelock Stevens

Tom Supple


Thanks to our additional supporters and suppliers

Island Magazine
Triple M
Tas Weekend
Digital Dandy
Phil Kitt Photography
Before Creative
Alive Technology
Wrest Point
Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Floral Criteria
Hobart Brewing Company
Angela and Clive Ockenden
Yesterday’s Gentlemen
Paul Wakelam
Sassafras Strings
The Ember Box