Junction Arts Festival

Festivals, Events & Exhibitions

(CLOSED) Junction Arts Festival 2015

Junction Arts Festival turns Launceston into Tasmania’s playground from the 2-6 September 2015.

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Featuring five days of playful participatory live art, performance and music where artists, audiences and art forms collide.

Performances, events and late night happenings created for audiences of one or 1,000 transform non-traditional performance venues and uncover the city’s hidden and disused spaces.

Junction works closely with international, national and local artists to commission, produce and present site-specific works for Launceston that engage our local communities and place them at the centre of the arts experience.

Your support ensures Junction continues to develop and expand their capacity as a developmental arts organisation and annual Festival. It will facilitate the creation of new performances and events that are created specifically for Launceston by international, national and local artists and work with the Launceston community and reactivate disused spaces, enliven the city and continue to be a signature event as part of Tasmania’s arts community into the future.

Junction’s vision is to be a hub for creativity and innovation in Launceston that enlivens and reactivates Launceston and enhances quality of life and liveability, supports community development, attracts visitors to the state and contributes to economic growth long term.

Junction Arts Festival is an annual event presenting five days and nights of playful performances of art, music and dance in Prince’s Square, Launceston, Tasmania.

Taking place in the first week of Spring, Junction celebrates creativity and community bringing together audiences, artists and art forms that are immersive, accessible and interactive.

We work closely with local, national and international artists to commission, produce and present interactive live arts, participatory and site-specific performances created specifically for Launceston and for an audience of one or 1000 in dance, theatre, live music, literature and installation.

Our focus is on producing community-engaged works created through collaborations with our local communities that place the audience at the centre of the arts experience.

We present artwork in inspiring spaces in our city, with Junction lighting up the iconic Prince’s Square as the Festival Hub. Throughout the seven years of Junction we have unlocked unique spaces including churches, rooftops, bridges, boats and performances on the back of a bike.

Junction seeks to build the arts in Tasmania through new commissions, artist residencies, training and development for local artists, and foster collaborations that are local, national and international. Junction supports increasing awareness and understanding of contemporary art, and building community development and social cohesion.

Junction works year-round behind the scenes to support artists’ careers, produce events, provide mentoring and training opportunities for local students and young people, expand learning outcomes for children and schools, engage the local community, and promote Launceston, Tasmanian, and Australian artists.

Now in its eighth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists.

Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19thcentury Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award-winning wines and the Prince’s Palace featuring children’s shows and award-winning cabaret.
Junction is a festival in which contemporary art and music have broken out of the theatres, galleries and music venues and out into the streets, public spaces and extraordinary buildings that make Launceston so special. With its stunning mix of Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco architecture, beautiful 19th century English parks and Cataract Gorge at its doorstep, Launceston is the perfect setting to discover and participate in exciting art and music experiences that you’ll never forget.

PERFORMANCE + ART + MUSIC

5-9 SEPTEMBER
LAUNCESTON

VH

Victoria Headlam

TAS
LS

Lyn Smith

TAS
FL

Rae & Partners Lawyers

TAS
S.

S. Group

TAS
DG

Stage Right Youth Theatre

TAS
MM

Mature Artists Dance Experience MADE

TAS
AC

Abbey Cruickshank

TAS
EP

emma porteus

TAS
BG

Britt Guy

NT
AA

Astrini Alias

TAS
MS

michael steele

TAS
RO

Rod Anderson

TAS
LL

Lucy Laino

TAS
IS

Isis St Pierre

TAS
GM

Gillian Miles

TAS
SL

Stuart & Jane Loone

TAS
TH

cumulus studio

TAS
PV

TWOFOURTWO

TAS
RF

Ruth Forrest

TAS
LD

Leoni Duff Art Galleries

TAS
FW

Moores Hill Estate

TAS
RG

Richard Greenhalgh

VIC
MW

Melody West

TAS
KT

Grinning Cat

TAS
OR

Organisation Name

TAS
FL

Rae & Partners Lawyers

TAS
NW

Naomi Walsh

TAS
EM

Emily McCormack

TAS
AD

Angela Driver

TAS

Second Echo Ensemble

TAS
LF

Apogee

TAS
DR

David Rich

TAS
AN

Anita and Angus Kidd

TAS
DO

Donna Brooks

NSW
ND

Natalie De Vito

TAS
SR

Steven Richardson

VIC