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The Unconformity biennial arts festival explores the paradoxes of Queenstown, an art mining community in Western Tasmania.
Due to COVID-19 The Unconformity 2020 festival has been postponed to 15-17 October 2021
17 October 2020, 7pm AED – The Unconformity is proud to announce UNTV, an experimental online TV broadcast that, on 17 October 2020, will beam the West Coast of Tasmania into lounge rooms across the world.
To find out more visit the UNTV website via the link here.
UNTV is a free online TV broadcast streaming on-the-ground crosses, newly-created shows, artistic commissions and curated videos that reflect the remote and remarkable West Coast of Tasmania.
Tune in for Saturday night Primetime, before settling in for your late night/early morning Nightscene—the full show schedule will be released closer to the date.
UNTV will live stream from 7pm AEDT on Saturday 17 October 2020.
UNTV can be watched via The Unconformity YouTube channel on a mobile, tablet, computer or smart TV.
Click here to add UNTV to your calendar, and subscribe to our e-news below for a reminder email closer to the date.
The Tasmanian West Coast community inhabits a big, contradictory landscape. Imposing mountain ranges are plumbed for riches; biblical rains feed hydro-electric generators that power Tasmania. Mines abut world heritage areas; in Queenstown, kids chase footballs down our dead, sulphur-stained 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 uncompromising environment as a cultural organisation that is fundamentally of its place.
Our unique proposition is to be a cultural 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 the palawa Aboriginal 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.
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, in partnership with our community, seek to reimagine the future of our region.