Horizon Festival is calling for artists or collectives to create and exhibit new work as part of the [in]Place project.

[in]Place invites visual artists working predominantly in 2D to explore how their practice can be extended and experienced through Augmented Reality. (AR)

Artists will work in collaboration with lead artist and experienced animator Helena Papageorgiou, who will help visualise their work into an animated and motion transformed experience. Final works will be of various scale and may be presented in gallery, outdoor and urban street locations in Nambour, collectively forming an AR art trail. The AR experience will be supported through the free EyeJack app.

Artists and collectives from all visual arts practice are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to mural, illustration, painting, digital, photography and printmaking.

Up to 5 artists will be selected to exhibit as part of the [in]Place project with an artist fee of up to $4,000 including materials. Additional funding may be available to support the delivery of large scale works.

Artists will be required to commit to a collaborative process spanning seven months between February and August 2019 and are required to attend up to three creative development sessions. Artists will be asked to consider ideas of identity and place through their own practice and work with consideration of 4 other exhibiting artists and in collaboration with lead artist Helena and a sound artist.

[in]Place seeks to create new ways for audiences to experience visual art and to support Sunshine Coast based artists to experiment and explore new collaborative processes.



Your submission will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit
    • Quality of previous work
    • Suitability of artistic practice to the project
    • Contemporary in approach or practice
  • Project fit
    • Evidence of success in prior collaborative projects
    • How well the artist’s work will translate to animated form via Eyejack
    • Artist availability for the duration of the [in]place project
  • Expressed interest in working with creative technologies



  • Submissions close: Tue 5 Feb 2019 (midnight)
  • Notification to successful applicants: Fri 22 Feb 2019
  • Project commence & full day group workshop: Late Feb / Early Mar
  • One-on-one sessions with lead artist: Apr 2019
  • Deadline for all artwork – Jun 2019
  • Testing – Aug 2019
  • Festival delivery / exhibition – 23 Aug – 1 Sep 2019



Pictured: The Looking Glass Fish in the Deep Hue Sea by George Rose, augmented reality animation by Sutu. Commissioned by Sunshine Coast Council. Location: Corner of Bulcock St and Knox Avenue, Caloundra. Image: Ben Vos Productions. 


[in]Place is funded 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.


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