Photo: Sophia Bender

Archipelago Productions is a new Australian screen and stage company, taking as its inspiration the beguiling and beautiful spread of islands that is lutruwita/Tasmania. 


Diverse in history, accessibility, scale and geography, this unique island cluster inspires projects that speak to a wide range of audiences through a variety of media. 

Archipelago are delighted to announce that applications are now open for Fresh Ink 2021, running in Hobart for the first time in association with ATYP.

Essentially four young adult writers (18 - 26yrs) in Tasmania sign on to be mentored by a leading professional artist from their city or region over eight months. As part of the program they all write a 15 minute piece and a separate 30 minute piece. Each receives a moved reading directed by a Ben Winspear and an ATYP artist - one half-way through the year, the second at the end of the year. 

We have Belinda Bradley as Tasmania's mentor. We would love the word to get out and young people to get involved. 



Marta and Ben 

Projects Now Booking

Past the Shallows

Stage and Film

Development Partner: Arts Tasmania Ten Days on the Island

Past the Shallows shows us the other Tasmania, the cold and harsh Tasmania of late last century, isolated, and extraordinary, where beauty and hardship reign, where an apple from an outcast can be the kindness that saves a child.  For a day. 


Favel’s writing is regularly compared to Cormac McCarthy, and Past the Shallows has found a perennial place on Australia’s HSC syllabus.  

An instant Australian classic, selling 50,000 copies last year alone.  Her work is spare, precise, unflinching.  Archipelago has developed a stage adaptation by Julian Larnach with Ben Winspear, and the support of Arts Tasmania.

Venus & Adonis

Theatre Production

Partners: 10 Days on the Island

Written when the London theatres were closed for a time due to the plague...

A performed reading by Ben Winspear and

Marta Dusseldorp 

Cinematography Matthew Scott

Music Tom Rimes

Projects under development

Living Underground


Co-producer: Polaris Pictures

Supporters: Hobart City Council & RANT

Photo: Sophia Bender

Women of Troy

Theatre Production

Partners: TBC

Token Love


Partners: TMAG, TSO, Katie Noonan



Writer: Willoh S Weiland

Your generosity, no matter what amount, will help ensure we can continue to build works, develop ideas, pay our artists and ensure Archipelago's future. Your contribution is not tax deductible but it will be acknowledged on our website and printed performance programs. Islet (<$250), Haven ($250+), Shelter ($500+) and Sanctuary ($1,000+) 


We sincerely thank you for your gift and for making a difference!

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