Tallo-Billa: Ocean Fieldtrip (sold out)

Tallo-Billa: Ocean Fieldtrip (sold out)

Field Trip is an experimental national research symposium featuring creative practice at the intersection of art, science, technology and the environment.

The creative team will introduce the experimental technology and collaborative methodologies underpinning the Beeyali project, creating an immersive audio-visual experience that highlights the interconnectivity of life within marine environments.

Delving into the multifaceted processes and concepts vital for survival at various scales, from the microscopic to the global, we will explore cutting-edge techniques for visualising marine soundscapes to unveil intricate ecological connections.

Field Trip participants will learn about cymatics, hydrophone recording, and listening underwater.

The trip will begin with a Welcome to Country on the ocean with Lyndon Davis and conclude with an original immersive experience of the new work, “Tallo-Billa”.


Field Trip launched in 2020 as a response to the global pandemic and has featured some of Australia’s leading artists and researchers in hybrid presentations, panels, interactive artworks and participatory experiences online and in person. The project explores the possibilities of presenting creative research and experimental practice in extended realities and new models that move beyond the traditional format of an academic conference.


Beeyali is a research project supported by the University of the Sunshine Coast. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project is supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s Arts & Heritage Levy.
Image credit: courtesy of Leah Barclay

Visual Content Rating
50: This work is a mix of visual and aural elements. There will be dialogue included in aural elements.

This event takes place on board a boat.

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.

Recommended for ages 15+


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

Tallo-Billa: Ocean Fieldtrip (sold out)

Sunreef Mooloolaba (Located in: The Wharf Mooloolaba) 11 &, 12/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba / Kabi Kabi Country