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

A Forest In My Pocket


A Forest In My Pocket

A Forest In My Pocket is a magical, augmented reality adventure for children.

Created by illustrator and animator Helena Papageorgiou and narrated by Mischa Long, A Forest In My Pocket leads kids and families on a trail of discovery to find magic in their homes and little worlds in their backyards.

Print-at-home images come to life via augmented reality using smartphone app, EyeJack. Simply download the series of three images below, place them around the house and have the EyeJack app ready to guide your children through this exciting adventure.

This experience is designed to be child-led, with help from the parents to set up the prints and technology.

In the first animation, the children will meet a little character, Morio, who will speak directly to your child and give them instructions for various tasks and activities around the home.

Here is a step by step guide to setting up this activity for your child.

Step 1: Print the images
IMAGE 1 // Print and place under your child’s pillow or somewhere they will find it when they wake up.
IMAGE 2 // Print and hide in the kitchen, perhaps behind a door or in the pantry.
IMAGE 3 // Print and hide somewhere outside where your child can build Morio’s home.
PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS // You can also print these instructions to keep handy.

Don’t have a printer?
Don’t worry – head along to your local Sunshine Coast Council Library and they’ll have some print outs ready for you to collect.

Step 2: Scan the QR Code or download the EyeJack app.

Download the free EyeJack app from iTunes or on Google Play or scan the below QR code.

Step 3: Play time!

When your child is ready to play, open EyeJack and tap on the event 'Forest In My Pocket’ and tap ‘LAUNCH AR’. Aim your device at the artwork (the images you have printed) and the animation will begin to play on the screen of your smart device.

Step 4: Share + Win

If you like, you can record the animation through the EyeJack app and save on your device, then share to social media.

Thanks to Kids on the Coast, if you share the animation or a photo of your kids on their adventure and post to Instagram with the hash tag #horizonartfest, you will go in the draw to win a deluxe picnic from Grazing Acres delivered to your home.

The winner will be drawn on 31 Aug and notified via DM. Please note this competition is only open to Sunshine Coast residents.


Supplies for world building
The following constructing supplies will be handy to have on hand for this adventure.

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Blue Tak or plasticine
  • Pegs
  • Recycled cardboard
  • Plastic Containers
  • String
  • Newspaper
  • Fabric

Need tech support?
Email Morio and he'll help you out - horizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Anything is possible and there is no right or wrong.


The adventure was created by Helena Papageorgiou, a video producer, animator, projection artist and illustrator. From concept to screen, Helena tells stories through movement, image and illustration.

The voice of Morio is narrated by Mischa Long, an artist, designer, performer and teacher who has spent more than 20-years working with Polyglot Theatre, a globally renowned company that creates, produces and tours theatre for children, with an emphasis on the children's own discovery and story making.


Presented in partnership with EyeJack, with support from Kids on the Coast.


3 - 8 Years
Venue is wheelchair accessible