Lost Rocks

Lost Rocks

Lost Rocks is a geological library in-the-making, publishing four books twice yearly for a period of five years. A Published Event (Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward) have commissioned 40 contemporary Tasmanian, Australian and international artists, thinkers and poets to each select an absent mineral from a discarded rock board and re-compose it, not with a geological specimen, but with a fictiōnella; a new kind of novella drawn from lived experience. Meet the artists, listen to some short readings and buy the books.

Event #1 – Launch

Join us for the launch of the fourth seam of Lost Rocks (2017–21) fictiōnellas, composed by artists, Raymond Arnold (Copper), Jerry de Gryse (Copper), Tine Melzer & Markus Kummer (Lead Sulphide), Rory Wray-McCann (Mudstone) and Julie Gough (Shale).

Old LARQ Gallery
4pm, Friday 19 October
Free public event—no registration

Event #2 – A Series of Reading Walks

Join the artists and A Published Event on short reading walks.
Free events—registration required

Raymond Arnold (Copper)
7:30am, Saturday 20 October
Outside old LARQ Gallery, 8 Hunter St

Jerry de Gryse (Copper)
11am, Saturday 20 October
Outside Tracks Cafe, 13-16 Driffield St

Julie Gough (Shale)
3pm, Saturday 20 October
Galley Museum, 1 Driffield St.

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