Seven shows not to miss at Junction Arts Festival 2019

Launceston’s annual arts festival is the perfect blend of community event and high culture. Here are our recommended highlights.
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Junction Arts Festival 2018. Photo credit Jacob Collings.

Held over four nights in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston, Junction Arts Festival occupies a rare position in the arts calendar as a festival that’s both grassroots celebration of community and place, as well as a significant showcase of some of the state’s most exciting artists and arts organisations.  

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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