The Unconformity is a biennial three-day festival of contemporary arts and cultural activities held in the industrial mining community of Queenstown — one of Tasmania's most provocative locations.
Inspired by a rare geological feature and the non-conforming nature of its nearby community, The Unconformity is one of Australia's most exciting site-specific contemporary art festivals.
33 artists will contribute to 29 events held from 19-21 October in Queenstown, 95% of which have been commissioned specifically for this event, artistic director, Travis Tiddy said.
“We really hope people will spend some time on our website and use the new toggle tool to help plan their days, starting with the roar of the loud speakers at Tectonica on Friday night and finishing with the roar of the West v the Rest footy match at Queenstown oval on Sunday.”
“The response to the program has been very positive so far. This demonstrates the degree of interest Tasmanian’s have in the arts both in our own backyard in Queenstown, but also in other parts of Tasmania too, people are curious as to what we’ll be doing this year.”
Out of a total 18 events, 10 are completely free to attend, with the remaining ranging from a gold coin donation to $35.
Two events set to sell out quickly are Mark Seymour & The Undertow playing on the Saturday night and Jeff Lang playing on Friday night at the Paragon Theatre.
“Mark Seymour will really appeal to the West Coast locals who remember Mark fondly from his days in Hunters & Collectors, one of Australia’s iconic bands,” Mr Tiddy said.
Mark will be performing tracks from his 30 plus year music history.
Tickets are now on sale, more information is available from: www.theunconformity.com.au