Tourism Tasmania & Kim Eijdenberg
Tourism Tasmania & Kim Eijdenberg
Events + Festivals

The Unconformity

19 - 21 October 2018
Various venues across Queenstown
An old mining town on Tasmania’s west coast may seem an unlikely location for an arts festival but that’s the essence of The Unconformity.

Insiders Insight

While you are in Queenstown head to Q Bank Gallery and view the work of the latest artists in residence or board the The West Coast Wilderness Railway and journey through the rainforest on a historic 35km track between Queenstown and Strahan. The train stops along the way offering the chance to pan for gold or take a walk through the rainforest.

The Unconformity takes its name from the local rare geological formation, Haulage Unconformity, but it also embodies Queenstown’s reputation for being different. Taking inspiration from the landscape, organisers curate an arts festival that reflects the local community and conveys a special sense of place.

The biennial festival runs from 19-21 October and will feature a mix of local, national and international artists sharing their work in dance, visual art, music and theatre. This year sees the launch of the inaugural Artist Residency program. Artists will be based for 3 weeks in Queenstown embedding themselves in the community and the unique landscape. This also includes a dedicated Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist Residency, which this year will be taken up by playwright Nathan Maynard.

For more detail visit the event website.

A man attending to a steam train at an arts event with a crowd of onlookers
Tourism Tasmania & Kim Eijdenberg
Steam locomotive