Horizon Festival - Online for 2020 // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

Love Note to the Landscape


Love Note to the Landscape

Visual artists Helena Jackson-Lloyd and Rosie Lloyd-Giblett are on a mission to capture the essence of place.

The COVID lockdown restrictions affected their freedom to paint plein air (outdoors) and enjoy the natural environment. This resulted in a renewed understanding of how our green spaces and natural environment are important to health and wellbeing.

Love Note to the Landscape is a celebration of plein air artwork, created in three iconic Sunshine Coast locations – Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Gardens, Coolum’s First Bay and the Mooloolah Wetlands.

Through drawing and paint, these ‘love notes’ respond to the natural rhythms of the land and water that surround Helena and Rosie.

By treading lightly amongst the existing lay of the land, they are able to honour the natural habitat and harness its essence of place.

Photographer Yanni Van Zijil will document the artists’ process as they create the work on location.

We’ll share the ‘love notes’ and the creative process on this webpage and on our social media platforms from Saturday 18th – Thursday 23rd July.


This Homegrown project 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 regional Queensland.