Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

Everything That’s Happening in Nambour During Horizon

[In]Place
[In]Place draws on the creative output of five visual artists who have worked in collaboration with experienced animator Helena Papageorgiou to transform their work into an animated and interactive experience, supported by the Eye Jack app. Exploring the fluid nature of the environment, both individually and collectively, the [In]Place artists search for presence, transition and transformation through AR play. All five works are presented across Nambour, collectively forming an interactive art trail. [in]Place artists are Carley Cornelissen, Claire Matthews, James Muller, Kellie O’Dempsey and Pamela See.
24th August - 1st September, Nambour

Our People, Our Place
Our People, Our Place is a large-scale photographic projection work that showcases and celebrates the rich diversity of our region. Combining portraiture, projection and sound, Our People, Our Place tells the story of 35 people from across the Sunshine Coast. Showcasing a refreshing honesty and intimacy, this project shares stories of pursuits of self-discovery and devotion to serving our community, from those who grew up here and those who chose to make the Sunshine Coast their home.
24th August - 1st September, The Old Ambo

The Cold Record
A secret performance. A one-man show. The story of a 12 year old boy who tries to set the record for the most days leaving school sick, and in the process falls in love with the school nurse and learns to appreciate punk rock. Sit down, grab a beer and let Kirk Lynn take you on an interactive storytelling performance about punk rock. You must promise never to speak about what you witnessed or else you'll get kicked out. 
28th August - 1st September, The Old Ambo

Hot Docs 
Sharing untold stories from the fringes, our film program explores individual and community identity; celebrating and giving a platform to courageous change makers and activists.

After the Apology
Four Aboriginal grandmothers battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.
Monday 26th August, Majestic Cinemas

#Female Pleasure
Five cultures, five women, one story. #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. Join us after the film for a panel discussion.
Tuesday 27th August, Majestic Cinemas

No Dress Code Required
Facing a wave of criticism and outrage, Victor and Fernando were the first gay couple in Mexico to fight for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality.
Wednesday 28th August, Majestic Cinemas

Inventing Tomorrow
Inventing Tomorrow follows passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence.
Thursday 29th August, Majestic Cinemas

Right to Harm
Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States.
Friday 30th August, Majestic Cinemas

Elly Hoyt
Celebrating Australian women composers, Elly Hoyt returns to Australia to launch her latest album The Composer’s Voice. The album is comprised entirely of original compositions by Australian Women Composers and explores personal stories of women in music, from discovery, obstacles and overcoming.
Friday 30th August, Bison Bar

Lydia Fairhall
Singer/songwriter Lydia Fairhall returns to her hometown, performing songs from her highly-anticipated forthcoming debut album, True North. Exploring love and rebellion, Lydia’s warm and open folk/pop/alt country soundscape lends itself to the fine art of story- telling. An intimate an inspiring night of music not to be missed.
Monday 26th August, Bison Bar

The Soul Movers
Fronted by Lizzie Mack and ex-Red Wiggle Murray Cook, The Soul Movers are back with a brand-new album, Bona Fide. Recorded across seven legendary studios in the USA, the album crackles with the intensity of  a band at the peak of their powers.
Saturday 24th August, Bison Bar