Junction Arts Festival

Launceston Showcases the Artist's Craft

WHAT SPARKS YOUR INTEREST?

Junction Arts Festival is a young annual multi-arts festival featuring five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance from leading local, national and international artists.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Chris Crerar

Junction Arts Festival is a young annual multi-arts festival featuring five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance from leading local, national and international artists.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Chris Crerar

Junction Arts Festival

Culture, artists, musicians, theatrical performers and craftspeople unite to present an array of exciting displays and performances. Tasmania boasts a rich history and people visiting the area are able to see how the past and present combine in a creative way during this 5-day festival. There’s a special glow about Launceston this time of year and at the Junction Arts Festival, it shows. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Chris Crerar.

What Is It and When?

View of Launceston, Historical - Tasmania, AustraliaIn the charming city of Launceston, dressed by lovely parks and 19th century architecture, the art scene comes alive each September. Multiple venues and citywide locations host painters, artisans, dancers, singers and actors from all over Tasmania to entertain visitors and locals alike with their unique presentations. Young and old are able to enjoy the wide range of exhibitions, some of which are interactive. The Junction Arts Festival is a way for local talent to gain valuable exposure and share traditions and culture in the spirit of community. Many volunteers are on hand to also work together to bring the festival to life each year. The festival includes more than a few diverse facets of performance and creativity for the public to enjoy.

Why Go?

Spectacular talent and unique contemporary art have become more exciting than ever before with the addition of more to the program, collaboration of artists and performers from Tasmania and national locations around Australia. The Festival’s mission is to bring the citizens and visitors to Launceston a world-class arts festival, complete with all the trimmings. Museums, gardens and period homes are the optimal atmosphere for creative expression on display at every corner. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Chris Crerar.

What Can You Expect?

Veteran Artistic Director Greg Clarke puts together the best talent, along with his team to bring Launceston the finest selection of performers and inspirational artists. Lovers of all things artistic have the benefit of meeting the artists themselves, while enjoying delicious local foods and entertainment. Literary aficionados will also be enthused to know that there will be many Tasmanian famous and budding authors on hand to discuss their books. Children’s shows, too, are all part of the festival’s program.

Where and How to Get There

Launceston is nearby to the unique Cataract Gorge, where nature is at home with urban vibrancy. Wild and wonderful is how to describe the area and so it is with the Junction Arts Festival. Launceston is a short hour’s drive from Devonport and is filled with history. The Junction Arts Festival in Prince’s Square brings it all to life again. You can get to the festival by bus on the Moovit transport system or by a short car drive.

Eat, Drink, and Enjoy the Sights

While exploring all the installations, you won’t be able to miss Nightlight, as throughout the festival days, the city’s landmarks will be lit with multicoloured artistry. Relax a while with a refreshing drink and a savoury or sweet bite to eat of locally sourced, tasty Tasmanian fare, soaking in the colour, shimmer and beauty of Launceston’s square awash in luminous radiance.

Tickets

Admission to most installations and venues is free of charge with some ticketed performances and food and beverages available for purchase.

Map of Junction Arts Festival

Hedera on Frankland – Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom Home in Central Launceston
Launceston - North
Welman Street Cottage
Launceston - North
Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston
Launceston - North
BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park
West Launceston - North
Comfort Inn Coach House Launceston
Launceston - North
Forest Road 92A
Trevallyn - Launceston
Forest Road 92C
Trevallyn - Launceston
Auldington
Launceston - North
Elphin Motel & Serviced Apartments
Launceston - North
Box Cottage Apartment
Evandale - North
The Wellington Bed & Breakfast
Longford - Launceston
Blakes Manor
Deloraine - North
Trevallyn House
Riverside - Launceston
Launceston Apartments & Cottages
Launceston - North
Clarion Hotel City Park Grand
Launceston - North
Best Western Plus Launceston
Launceston - North
Country Club Tasmania
Prospect Vale - Launceston
Commodore Regent
Launceston - North
Balmoral On York
Launceston - North
West Launceston Townhouse
Launceston - North
Bowerbank Mill B&B
Deloraine - North
In the Center of Grindelwald With Air Conditioning, Washing Machine
Grindelwald - Launceston
The Mews Motel
Launceston - North
Wines for Joanie Cottage
Sidmouth - North
Tamar River Apartments
Grindelwald - North
Punchbowl Executive Apartments
Punchbowl - North
The Racecourse Inn
Longford - North
The Dragonfly Inn
West Launceston - North
Areca Boutique Hotel
Riverside Serenity Launceston
Launceston - North
Mercure Launceston
Launceston - North
Olde Tudor Hotel
Prospect - North
Edenholme Grange
West Launceston - North
White Dove Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Longford - North
Launceston Backpackers – Hostel
Launceston - North
Hazelcreek Cottages
Exeter - North
Arcoona Manor
Deloraine - North
Windarra on High
East Launceston - North
Turret House
Trevallyn - North
The Sebel Launceston
Launceston - North
The Centennial Hotel
Launceston - North
Ardmore Apartment – 12 Minutes Walk to the City Centre
East Launceston - North
Mantra Charles Hotel
Launceston - North
Deloraine Hotel
Deloraine - North
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Launceston - North
Alice’s Cottages and Spa Hideaways
Launceston - North
Relbia Lodge
Relbia - Launceston
The Abel Tasman
Youngtown - Launceston
Quest Launceston Serviced Apartments
Launceston - North
Brickendon
Longford - North
96 on Arthur Apartments
East Launceston - North
Hideaway on George
Launceston - North
Adina Place Motel Apartments
Launceston - North
49 m From the Center of Launceston With Air Conditioning, Washing Machine
Launceston - North
Batman Fawkner Inn
Terrace on Walbourne
Launceston - North
Launceston Waterfront Apartments
Launceston - North
Entally Estate
Hadspen - Launceston
Arendon Cottage
Evandale - North
Launceston City Park Apartments
Launceston - North
Armalong Winery Chalets
Grindelwald - North
Terrace on York
Launceston - North
Discovery Parks – Hadspen
Hadspen - Launceston
Glebe Cottage – Garden Loft Close to the CBD
Launceston - North
Art Hotel on York
Launceston - North
Country Club Villas
Prospect Vale - Launceston
Windermere Cabins
Windermere - North
Mowbray Hotel
Mowbray - Launceston
Aspect Tamar Valley Resort
Grindelwald - North
Star Bar Cafe and Hotel
Launceston - North
Peppers Seaport Hotel
Low Head Tourist Park – Caravan Park
Low Head - North
Apartments at York Mansions
Launceston - North
Hi George Bed & Breakfast
Launceston - North
The TRC Hotel
Launceston - North
Twofourtwo Boutique Apartments
Launceston - North
SJ Hostel
Legana - Launceston
Hillview House
Launceston - North
Ashton Gate Guest House
Launceston - North
Esk Apartment – Launceston
Launceston - North
Tamar River Villas
Riverside - Launceston
Haven House Launceston
Launceston - North
Red Rooster Host Farm
Wyena - North
CBD Apartments Launceston
Launceston - North
Highbury Apartments
Launceston - North
Aberdeen Court Motel
Punchbowl - North
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Launceston - North
Hawthorn Villa Stables
Carrick - North
41 on York
Launceston - North
Parklane Motel
Launceston - North
Waratah on York
Launceston - North
Sporties Hotel
Launceston - North
Village Family Motor Inn
South Launceston - North
Kurrajong House Launceston
East Launceston - North
Threetwentyseven – Gravelly Beach, Tamar Valley
Gravelly Beach - North
Mountain View Country Inn
Deloraine - North
Riverside Hotel
Riverside - Launceston
Pastimes Riverfront Apartments
Rosevears - North
Number 10
Launceston - North
Cherry Top Accommodation – Cherry Top
Lilydale - North
Topiary Haven
West Launceston - North
Panorama Estate
Legana - North
Peppers Silo Hotel
Invermay - Launceston
Fitzpatrick’s Inn
Westbury - North
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
Westbury - North
West Launceston 3BR Townhouse
West Launceston - North
The River House Launceston Tamar Valley
Dilston - North
Ashcroft Apartments
Launceston - North
Hotel Launceston
Launceston - North
Rosevears Hotel
Rosevears - North
Glenayr Apartments
Waverley - Launceston
Kilmarnock House
Launceston - North
Hatherley Birrell Collection
Launceston - North
Arthouse Hostel
Ivermay - Launceston
Terrace on George
Launceston - North
Woolmers Estate
Longford - North
Launceston Holiday Park Legana
Legana - North
Low Head Penguin Tour
Launceston to Low Head Coastal Reserve
Walls of Jerusalem Circuit
Launceston - Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The Overland Track
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Forest
The Walls of Jerusalem Experience
Launceston - Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Ben Lomond Descent
Ben Lomond National Park
Cataract Gorge Introductory Rock Climbing and Abseiling
Launceston - Cataract Gorge
wukalina Walk
3 Day – South East Tasmania – Freycinet and Tasman Peninsula
2 Day – Cradle Mountain & Lake St Clair camp fire tour
Freycinet and Wineglass Bay – 4 day walking holiday
Launceston - Freycinet National Park
Tasmania’s East Coast Highlights 8-Day Walking Tour
Launceston - Hobart
3 Day – North East Tasmania – Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula
Franklin River Rafting 9-day Expedition
Launceston - Franklin River
Franklin River Rafting & Frenchman’s Cap 11-day Expedition
Launceston - Franklin River
Food and Wine Day Tour
Launceston
Let’s do Lunch
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
Winery Tours
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
THE ART OF SPARKLING
Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery
Introduction to Fly Fishing
Josef Chromy Wines
Go Behind The Label
Launceston - Josef Chromy Wines
LAUNCESTON FESTIVALE WHITE WATER SPECIAL
Launceston - Cataract Gorge
Rugged Indulgence – EPIC Tasmanian Adventures
Launceston - Cradle Mountain
8 Day Tasmanian Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter
Launceston
7 Day Tasmanian Wildlife and Wilderness Encounter
Launceston - East Coast
5 Tage Tasmanien für Genießer Westküste
Launceston - Cradle Mountain
7 Day Tasmanias Wilderness small group tour
Launceston - East Coast
5 Tage Tasmanien für Genießer Ostküste
Launceston - Hobart
Tantalising Tasmania
Hobart to Launceston

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Mantra Charles Hotel

Launceston - North

Located in the center of Launceston, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brisbane Street Mall and Quadrant Mall. Penny Royal Adventures and City Park are also within 2 km.
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free hotel. Self parking is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, 24-hour room service, and conference space are onsite.
All 99 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus iPod docks and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, WiFi, and microwaves.

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Auldington

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Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Launceston College, Royal Park, and Penny Royal Adventures.

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The Sebel Launceston

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Art Hotel on York

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Twofourtwo Boutique Apartments

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Alice's Cottages and Spa Hideaways

Launceston - North

Located in Launceston CBD, this romantic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Launceston College and Royal Park. Queen Victoria Museum and Brisbane Street Mall are also within 2 km.

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CBD Apartments Launceston

Launceston - North

This apartment building is located in Launceston (Launceston CBD), close to Design Centre of Tasmania, Launceston Aquatic Centre, and City Park Radio Museum.

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Apartments at York Mansions

Launceston - North

Located in Launceston CBD, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Design Centre of Tasmania and Princess Theatre.

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Kurrajong House Launceston

East Launceston - North

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Launceston Aquatic Centre and City Park. Queen Victoria Museum and Aurora Stadium are also within 2 km.

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Hatherley Birrell Collection

Launceston - North

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Ardmore Apartment - 12 Minutes Walk to the City Centre

East Launceston - North

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