Who We Are
The Tasmanian West Coast community (pop. 4,149) inhabits a big, contradictory landscape. Impassable mountains are plumbed for riches; annual biblical rains feed hydro-electric generators that power Tasmania. Mines abut world heritage areas; in Queenstown, children chase errant footballs down a dead 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 complex and uncompromising environment as a cultural organisation that is fundamentally of its place.
Our unique proposition is to be a powerful 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 First Nation people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
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 seek to redefine the future of our region.