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

WHAT'S ON // 12 - 25 Oct

17 Aug - 7 Nov: Michael Cook 'Undiscovered'
The first career survey of Australian artist, Michael Cook. Over the last decade, Michael Cook has produced photo media works that interrogate the legacy of colonisation in Australia. From his reflections on the political leadership of Australia and his revisioning of colonial history; to his rethinking of assimilation and the great Australian dream, Cook has consistently made images that ask the viewer to reconsider Australia’s conflicted history and its impact on the political, social and personal of our present day.

Mon 12 Oct: Botanical Colouring Exhibition 2020
The Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Group (SCNDIG) Biennial Exhibition is on again from the 19th of September to the 12th of October at the Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. Over 20 exhibiting members of SCNDIG will showcase their artworks consisting of garments, paintings, sculpture & weaving, all being coloured and printed with plants and earth pigments.

Wed 14 Oct: Intuitive Art Explorers
Art Explorers is a weekly art class for children, hosted by Chony a QCT registered Visual Arts Teacher. Intuitive, artistic self expression benefits the 'whole' child, supporting curiosity, creative & innovative thinking and communication. Especially when the child is encouraged and nurtured to free flow with their creativity. 

Wed 14 Oct: Caloundra Film Festival: Max Richter's Sleep
This film follows Max Richter as he consolidates the most ambitious performance of his critically acclaimed 8-hour opus, Sleep. Centring around the open-airconcert in Los Angeles, as well as footage from Berlin, New York and Paris, we are plunged deep into the artist’s life and process, transcending the work to explore his legacy. Directed by Emmy-nominated and award-winning South African filmmaker Natalie Johns, this ground-breaking visual portrait echoes the contemplative essence of Richter’s work, offering a poetic depiction of the ‘liminal state’audiences experience. Performances of Sleep require unprecedented endurance from musicians. Experiencing Sleep requires an open vulnerability from audiences; strangers drifting in and out of consciousness amongst hundreds of others. This story is a rare expression of a global community, unified. A film for these frenetic times; a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world.

Thur 15 Oct: Local Thinkers at The MET
'The greatest cost of COVID is the value of all the ideas that we never had, because we were so completely preoccupied by the pandemic' Barrie Barton. Join The MET for food, local brews, arts and music as you absorb and debate positive ideas from inspiring local thinkers across our disciplines.

Fri 16 Oct - Sun 18 Oct: Place2Listen
Beats x Caloundra invites you to go inwards and visit that pumping, unifying, whispering rave in your chest. Artists Ashleigh Musk and Michael Smith are recording heartbeats in an attempt to find out what gets Caloundra pumped. Hitting the streets and laneways in October and November, they are inviting the community to share what’s keeping you alive and helping you to record your back-up beats.

Fri 16 Oct: Wine & Paint
A social evening of paint and wine under a blanket of dreamy lights in the sea breeze, hosted by local artist Danielle Miles.

Fri 16 Oct: MZAZA - The Birth and Death of Stars
World music favourites MZAZA bring you their brand new show, The Birth and Death of Stars. After a successful Queensland tour in 2017, these warm and consummate performers return with a show that encourages us to take a step away from our daily lives to contemplate our place in the universe. The Birth and Death of Stars draws inspiration from history's philosophers and astronomers, leading us on a wonderful voyage through the ether to explore what links us to each other and the world around us in ways that are poetic, moving and at times funny. Lead by enchanting French vocalist Pauline Maudy, this group of talented musicians and songwriters from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France and Australia will mesmerise you with inspired performances on accordion, violin, shah kaman, percussion, double-bass and guitar.

Fri 16 Oct: Currimundi Lake Twilight Markets
The Currimundi Twilight Market is the ultimate locals hangout! With Your Mates pouring icy cold beer on tap, plus a few choice wines, its the perfect area to bring a picnic blanket and watch the sunset over the picturesque Currimundi Lake. This is a food lover's dream with up to 20 unique food stalls to choose from!

Sat 17 Oct - Wed 21 Oct: Place2Rest
Our world has inspired us for a time to BE rather than DO. Artistic collective MiFi keenly explore what it is to slow down and take rest. Partly serious, partly ridiculous, this distinctive movement duo are bringing their favourite resting devices to the people of Caloundra and responding to what it means to wait for the impulse to do...

Sat 17 Oct: SoLar + Asher Chapman
Join us in the gorgeous Maroochy Botanical gardens to enjoy the sweet sounds of SoLar followed by Asher Chapman. Bring a picnic rug and relax with friends and family in this unique and beautiful setting.

Sun 18 Oct: StrEATside at The Met
A new weekly street food market in the heart of the new Maroochydore City Centre, every Sunday 11am-8pm. Enjoy delicious food from 20 street food vendors, sip on craft beer and cocktails (from Your Mates Brewing Co.) and wine, watch 6 hours of live music, play lawn games and relax under the shade of umbrellas in a family-friendly atmosphere. Like a Sunday ‘picnic in the park’ … but you don’t have to bring anything!

Sun 18 Oct: Anna and Jordan + Ayla Scanlan
Join us in the gorgeous Maroochy Botanical gardens to enjoy the sweet sounds of Ayla Scanlan followed by Anna and Jordan. Bring a picnic rug and relax with friends and family in this unique and beautiful setting.

Wed 21 Oct: Intuitive Art Explorers
Art Explorers is a weekly art class for children, hosted by Chony a QCT registered Visual Arts Teacher. Intuitive, artistic self expression benefits the 'whole' child, supporting curiosity, creative & innovative thinking and communication. Especially when the child is encouraged and nurtured to free flow with their creativity. 

Wed 21 Oct: BIGSOUND 2020
Now in its 19th year, BIGSOUND 2020, proudly produced by QMusic, will connect, inform and inspire the music industry to rebuild and re-emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Delegate passes are FREE for BIGSOUND 2020 to ensure everyone in our industry can participate in this historical moment of reflection, re-grouping, and re-setting for the industry.

Wed 21 Oct: Caloundra Film Festival: The Painter and the Thief
When two paintings are stolen from Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova, the police catch the thieves within a few days. But the paintings are never found. Barbora attends the court case hoping to find clues for where they can be but finds herself compelled to walk over to one of the criminals to ask another question: “I wonder if I could paint you?” Thief Karl-Bertil answers without hesitation: “That would be possible.” Thus begins the relationship between an artist and her unlikely muse—which soon evolves into an even more unlikely friendship. Barbora eventually becomes Karl-Bertil’s closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows a remarkable story of human connection that takes turns that one could never have imagined.

Fri 23 Oct: Dorah Jacson 'Lie Awake EP' launch
After a momentous two years of firsts playing festivals such as Big Pineapple Music Festival, getting Triple J airplay, releasing her first singles, and supporting some of her favourite artists such as AYLA and CLEWS, Dorah Jacson releases her long awaited debut EP 'Lie Awake'. Joining her on stage to support is Big Blue Eyes, a fresh indie-rock project fronted by 19y/o Ryan Smart. Nifty bass lines, driving guitars, and uniquely chill yet driven vocal style all comes together in his DIY recordings, that are entirely self-engineered and produced.

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 25 Oct: Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop
This fast paced weeekend workshop is for absolute beginners with no previous jewellery making experience who are interested in learning the fundamentals of silversmithing. Learn about key jewellery design concepts and the techniques for working in metal including saw piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, hammer/stamp texturing, bezel setting and polishing/finishing techniques. You will walk away from this weekend course with a hand forged, textured copper leaf or feather and a sterling silver bezel set ring.

Sun 25 Oct: StrEATside at The Met
A new weekly street food market in the heart of the new Maroochydore City Centre, every Sunday 11am-8pm. Enjoy delicious food from 20 street food vendors, sip on craft beer and cocktails (from Your Mates Brewing Co.) and wine, watch 6 hours of live music, play lawn games and relax under the shade of umbrellas in a family-friendly atmosphere. Like a Sunday ‘picnic in the park’ … but you don’t have to bring anything!

Sun 25 Oct: Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
A Sunday morning that is full of fun for all ages! With plenty see, lots of food to eat and the best speciality coffee on the coast (in our opinion) you will not be disappointed! Whether you are shopping for a gift, or for yourself, or simply looking for location to meet up with a friend, our markets are a great addition to your weekend plans.

Sun 25 Oct: NIKI DÉ SAINT X LOCALE
Your Noosa favourite NIKI DÉ SAINT will be bringing you the beach bar vibes to see you through an afternoon of decadent fun at Locale.