Immerse yourself in the Junction Arts Festival 2013
Head on down to Launceston, Tasmania next month for a collaborative and immersive art experience with the Junction Arts Festival.
Taking place from September 4-8, the festival spans five days and nights with a packed schedule of interactive contemporary art, music and performances.
To find out what's in store at this year's event, make sure you've got your tickets sorted and your accommodation organised. Mantra One Sandy Bay Road offers access to many of Hobart's best features and is an ideal choice for those looking to plan their South Australian holiday.
All about the festival
The Junction Arts Festival aims to transform the streets and spaces of Launceston with a variety of interactive art experiences. Artists from all over the country and beyond will be showcasing their works with public installations and other special projects.
"Whether it's music, theatre, live performance, dance, visual art or more, the Junction Arts Festival presents a brand new way of enjoying artistic and creative experiences."
The festival is still in its early stages. The very first outing took place in 2010 as a one-off event, but the resulting success meant that Events Tasmania and the Launceston City Council were galvanised into developing the event as an annual multi-arts festival.
A total of 54,000 people participated in the festival the next year, and on January 1, 2012, the independent and non-profit group Junction Arts Festival Inc was created to ensure the event could continue to run.
What's on this year
This is an arts festival with a twist, as audiences are encouraged to be a part of the experience. Many of the performances are free and people of all ages can take part, so this is a great event to take in whether you're there with the family or just with your partner or a few friends.
Whether it's music, theatre, live performance, dance, visual art or more, the Junction Arts Festival presents a brand new way of enjoying artistic and creative experiences.
There are plenty of exhibitions, screenings, lectures and children's programming scheduled for this year. Look out for the ABC Open Storytelling Tent, So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance?, UTAS Wind Ensemble, the JAF Dog Show and much more.