The Unconformity festival returns

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

The Unconformity returns 16–18 October 2020.

Visit West Coast Tasmania to plan your travel, itinerary and accommodation.


West Coaster Joh Osborne has been awarded the $5,000 acquisitive West Coast Artist Commission for 2019; recipients of the West Coast Seed Funding Program have also been announced.

Aboriginal Artist Residency

The Unconformity's residency program for Aboriginal artists and cultural practitioners living in Tasmania is open—due 5pm 16 September.

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