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A Ten Days on the Island exhibition at the Academy Gallery is a creepy-cool, witchy peaen to the power of ritual.
Bringing together seven female artists, all from regional areas within Australia or overseas, Dark Rituals aims to portray the ubiquity of everyday rituals in sharp relief - using the absorbing, black-thrills imagery of taxidermy, mirrors, Catholic iconography, and baby toys.
Megan Williams, who co-curated the exhibition along with Beata Batorowicz, said regional artists were sought out because of their "power of the periphery".
"These are people who have the opportunity to look at things a bit differently," she said.
"It's a celebration of contemporary women's work, but it's also a celebration of people making really amazing art regionally."
There's another witch in Launceston this weekend with Ten Days, but she's a bit more family-friendly.
Baba Yaga is the main character in the children's theatre production of the same name - a powerful, all-knowing crone that can be either cruel or kind to those entering her hut, depending on their actions.
In the original Russian fairytale, she lives in a hut in the woods, where she conducts all sorts of strange magic - but in this version, she's a DJ mixing beats instead of potions, living in an apartment complex shared by an innocent young girl named Vaselina, who is in need of a supernatural shove to realise her potential.
Baba Yaga is played by Christine Johnston, AKA one third of the Kransky sisters, who stars along with actress Elizabeth Hay, and hallucinogenic projected animations that will transform the Earl Arts Centre in place of traditional scenery.
For Johnston, the year-long collaboration to make the show has paid off, in the delightful and highly original show.
"We were so thrilled to have such lovely reviews, in Edinburgh and then Adelaide - so we hope Launceston will enjoy it," she said.