Homegrown: The Blak Laundry

Homegrown: The Blak Laundry

The Blak Laundry is a functional laundromat — and exhibition space — for conversation, collaboration and celebration of all things Blak.

Activated by Libby Harward and Dominique Chen, the concept is simple: bring your dirty linen, pop it on a warm wash, and engage in critical conversation whilst it cleans.

In The Blak Laundry, everything comes out in the wash.

The exhibition and laundromat are open daily. No bookings required.

Agitation Hours

Pop–up performance pieces with invited guests that agitate ideas and discussion.

Please note: these pop-up performances are ticketed and cost $11 — limited spaces available.

  • Sun 27 Aug / 2pm – 4pm
  • Thu 31 Aug / 6pm – 8pm
  • Fri 1 Sep / 4pm – 6pm
  • Sat 2 Sep / 2pm – 4pm


  • Dominique Chen
  • Libby Harward

Important Information

  • This is a working laundromat — bring your dirty laundry!
  • Last wash at 3pm daily!
  • No bookings required.


Homegrown is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in the region, and Sunshine Coast Council’s Arts & Heritage Levy.
Image credit: Ketakii Jewson-Brown

Visual Content Rating
50: This work is a mix of visual and aural elements. The exhibition is entirely visual.  The agitation sessions include dialogue, discussion, and background music.

Relaxed Performance
This work is in a gallery. Please feel welcome to visit the work for as little or long as you like, to make noise, move around the space how you are most comfortable. The space is a functional laundromat so noises of the machine may be present during your visit.

Companion Cards
Horizon Festival is proud to support the Companion Card program. Companion Card holders are eligible for a second ticket at no cost for their companion.

To access a complimentary companion ticket, please contact our team via horizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

To be advised once the venue is confirmed.

We welcome all audiences to Horizon Festival and strive to make every event and performance as accessible as possible.

We are always open to discussing your individual requirements to assist wherever possible. If you’d like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact us during business hours at (07) 5475 7272 or horizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Suitable for all ages.

This event is presented as part of Horizon Festival 2023, the Sunshine Coast’s leading multi-arts festival. Get lost in 10 days of must-see art, music, culture events and more, from the coast to the hinterland.

How to get there

Homegrown: The Blak Laundry

1/3 Panorama Pl Maleny Jinibara Country