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Wild west turns to art

Tasmania’s West Coast is about to come alive with unconventional art, music and dance. The Unconformity – a three-day biennial contemporary arts festival – is about to kick off in Queenstown. It is a celebration of the West Coast’s rugged and rich mining history, as well as Queenstown’s unique character. Even the name reflects this heritage, with an unconformity being an area of rock that shows a geological break in time. Giant speakers in the centre of town will create a wall of noise and vibration to depict geological events that shaped the region – volcanoes, earthquakes and meteorite strikes. Artistic Director, Travis Tiddy, told The Advocate: “It kicks the festival off with a geological roar. People all throughout the Queenstown valley will hear it.” This year’s offerings also include performances by international, interstate and local artists; Tasmanian ghost stories; art exhibitions; and even a ‘Queenie Muster’ for car buffs. Since the inaugural festival in 2010, The Unconformity has established itself as a significant cultural event in regional Tasmania. Unconformity 2018 will run from October 19-21.

14 October 2018, Edition 199

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