Mining new cultural experiences at the edge of the world

The Unconformity is a contemporary arts festival that explores the paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community on Tasmania’s wild and mountainous West Coast.

Click below to see The Unconformity 2018 program. The next festival dates will be announced in February 2019.

Come and stay

The remote West Coast of Tasmania is reached by a stunning mountainous drive via the Lyell or Murchison Highways. Allow 3.5–4 hours to drive to the region from Launceston or Hobart.

Accommodation is available in Queenstown, or Zeehan or Strahan which are both a 30-minute drive from Queenstown. For help contact the West Coast Visitor Information and Booking Centre on 1800 352 200.

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