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.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa 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.