The Tasmanian West Coast community inhabits a big, contradictory landscape. Imposing mountain ranges are plumbed for riches; biblical rains feed hydro-electric generators that power Tasmania. Mines abut world heritage areas; in Queenstown, kids chase footballs down our dead, sulphur-stained river. Grass football fields? We do gravel. Boom and bust, acceptance and rejection, risk and conservatism, hope and despair lie in the bones of our landscape and our history.
The Unconformity has emerged from this uncompromising environment as a cultural organisation that is fundamentally of its place.
Our unique proposition is to be a cultural conduit into western Tasmania—a place hard to get to and harder to engage—by mining a new cultural commodity with the spirit of independence, boldness, risk and adventure that is melded to our region’s DNA.
The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa Aboriginal people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita / Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.
What we do
Working with a range of community, corporate, artistic and Government partners, we develop and deliver:
The Unconformity biennial contemporary art festival;
A range of arts-led cultural development, tourism and education projects that, in partnership with our community, seek to reimagine the future of our region.