The Unconformity festival postponed

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

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 festival has been postponed to 15-17 October 2021—see more info via the link below.

West Coast Seed Funding Program

Grants of up to $2,500 are available through the West Coast Seed Funding Program, available to artists, cultural practitioners, groups and events in Western Tasmania. Applications are due 31 July 2020—see more info below.

West Coast Artist Commission

We're pleased to announce that the $5,000 acquisitive West Coast Artist Commission will soon be open. Applications are due 31 July 2020—see more info below.

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