Unconscious Collective

Unconscious Collective

Unconscious Collective

The Unconscious Collective is an informal collaboration of artists, with expertise and experience in sound, movement, contemporary and digital art and design, initiated by David Patman and Michelle Boyde. Our work often explores hypnagogic and liminal states such as dreams, visions, reverie and wonder.  We are particularly interested in these states for their significance as a shared experience that may reflect broader social narratives, concerns and aspirations.

Recent projects have included a digital confessional, a social sleeping and dreaming experiment at a motel, a 2 night road trip art adventure to Cradle Mountain national parksound sculptures using the dreams of primary school children, and development of hanging bio-sensor equipped pods for snoozing audience members.


Image by Simon Cuthbert

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