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Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival

Friday, October 10, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

As a major supporter of this award-winning festival, we invite you to join us to help celebrate the 'Power of Water' and the centenary of the Lake Margaret Power Station - the oldest operating hydropower station in Australia.

During the festival you can take a tour of Lake Margaret Power Station and learn more about a century of hydropower in Tasmania through 100 Years of Hydro, a travelling exhibition that will be located in Queenstown from 10-12 October. You can also watch a specially commissioned documentary, People of the Hydro: celebrating 100 years of future thinking at the Paragon Theatre. Screenings will take place at 3:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Hydro Tasmania is also pleased to support these festival program highlights:

Undercurrents: a 3D projection that will be mapped to the architecture of the Empire Hotel, interpreting the hydro-electric industry through interactive animation.

The West Coast Singers: delving into the oral history of Lake Margaret to develop new songs based on the west coast’s hydro-electric industry.

The Water Circus: a recreation of the social history of Lake Margaret through performances, actors, and oral histories.

Working Water: Making Home: a collaboration between Hydro Tasmania, Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival and Constance ARI commissioning contemporary artworks from early-career Tasmanian artists to be sited at the Lake Margaret Power Station precinct.

The Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival is a biennial three-day festival that aims to be the most significant contemporary cultural program in regional Tasmania. Find out more about the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival 

Location: Queenstown, Tasmania

Queenstown, TAS