The Unconformity festival returns

The Unconformity is a contemporary arts festival that explores the paradoxes of Queenstown, an art mining community on Tasmania’s wild and mountainous western fringe.

The Unconformity returns 16–18 October 2020.


Australian Tourism Awards

The Unconformity is proud to have received Silver at the 2019 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra, for our 2018 festival.

Global recognition

Timeout has listed The Unconformity as one of the top 40 global experiences in 2020!

Donors and Partners

In partnership with Creative Partnerships Australia, in early 2020 The Unconformity will fundraise towards new investments into West Coast culture—with funding matched by the Plus1 program.

Getting here

Visit remote Western Tasmania via a stunning mountainous drive, or by flight from Hobart. Click the link below to plan your travel, accommodation and western wilds itinerary.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground