Let’s Organise Your Leisure: Workshops

Let’s Organise Your Leisure: Workshops


Let’s Organise your Leisure (LOYL) is a participatory art project for everyone — friends, family, first dates, tenth dates, seniors, students, and everyone in between.

Join artist Kathy Mackey on a guided walk along the water’s edge at Maroochydore River to discover natural and pre-planted man-made materials commonly associated with leisure activities, such as pool noodles and yoga mats.

You will then work with Kathy to construct large sculptural artworks in a series of site-specific workshops for the Float-Off Finale, where you will launch into the water of the Maroochydore River alongside your sculptural creation.

Simply put: you’ll meet new friends, build a DIY floatation artwork, and then float in the Maroochydore River all together — laughing, smiling, and wondering how on earth you’re back on a pool noodle.


Participants are invited to return on Sun 3 Sep at 10am for a final Floatilla finesse prior to the Float-off Finale.


  • Kathy Mackey


  • Commitment: Book in to either the morning or afternoon workshop on Sat 2 Sep, then return the following day to finesse the Floatilla structures and participate in the Float-off Finale at the waters-edge of the beautiful Maroochydore River.
  • Where to meet: Cotton Tree pier, adjacent to Festival hub.
  • What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, water, swimmers, and a towel.
  • Workshop duration: 90 minutes.


Let's Organise Your Leisure is supported by Generate GC. Generate GC is a City of Gold Coast initiative produced by Situate Art in Festivals.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Image credit: Carey - Gold Coast Media 2022

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.

Wheelchair Accessibility
This workshop takes place in and around the Maroochy River foreshore. Please contact the Horizon Festival team at the time of booking to discuss wheelchair access requirements so arrangements can be made for wheelchair users to still take part.

Bathroom Access
This workshop takes place in a public space, where public facilities are available. The closest bathrooms are located inside the Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub garden.

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
All Festival Hub garden bathrooms are gender-neutral.

Suitable for all ages. Children are welcome to participate with accompanying adult/family member.

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

Let’s Organise Your Leisure: Workshops

Cotton Tree Park / Kabi Kabi Country