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

WHAT'S ON // 14 - 27 Oct

12-27 October: Floating Land in Noosa
Floating Land: point to point marks the 10th iteration of one of Noosa’s most significant and iconic cultural events. Conceived in 2001 as a biennial outdoor sculptural program, Floating Land: point to point will have a presence across two key anchor sites in 2019 – Boreen Point and Noosa National Park. From the serene shores of Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point to the rocky outcrops of Noosa National Park – and several spaces in between – visitors will be invited to experience thoughtful, challenging and environmentally aware works that engage sensitively with these special and spectacular spaces.

14 October: Sustainable Costings for Artisans and Designers at SunCentral
Explore how to achieve a sustainable creative business, looking at what you need to include in your costings, and how to set retail prices with Anne Harris. This short introduction is targeted at artisans and designers to help create a template to begin understanding the financial sustainability of their products and ideas. 

15 October: Mono Print Workshop w Jason Murphy at Caloundra Regional Gallery
Guided by Jason Murphy, you will explore narrative and create a symbol or symbols to construct their story. This process will include creating a stamp and experimenting with colour variation to achieve the narrative.

16 October: Minimalism Documentary Screening at Majestic Cinemas Nambour
How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavours of minimalism. It takes the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life - families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker - all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less. Stay around for a chat with local minimalist Carly Willoughby-Rolls and friends.

16 October: Katchafire at Solbar
Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon.

17-18 October: TURN UP! Music Industry Conference at Solbar
The 2019 Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is turning 6 and has a two day celebration planned @ The Playhouse at Solbar. Connect, network, listen and learn at this two day event of celebration and education for the Sunshine Coast Music Industry.

18 October: You Am I & Jebediah at The Wharf Tavern
You Am I and Jebediah are two legendary bands that have resonated with Australian music fans for over two decades. As close friends and mutually agreeing that two is always better than one, the bands will tour together through late 2019 bringing all their hook laden punk rock to life for audiences around the country from Purple Sneakers and Berlin Chair to Leaving Home and Harpoon.

18 October: Beats & Eats in Maroochydore
The newest “foodie” event to hit the Sunshine Coast, with food trucks, live entertainment, licensed bar and entertainment for the kids. Held the 3rd Friday over every month, Beats & Eats want to support the amazing local foodie industry, while offering a relaxed alternative for Friday night’s that is family friendly.

18 October: Currimundi Lake Twilight Market
Enjoy a beautiful Friday afternoon filled with delicious food vendors, a gorgeous sunset alongside a beverage or two! Your Mates Brewing Co are on board once again and will be supplying $5 beer and wine all night long!  With the sweet tunes of Cameron Charles, this is a lovely evening with family and friends.

18 October: Life Drawing in Peregian Beach
Join in on Peregian's new weekly life drawing class. These are untutored sessions - a space for beginners and experienced artists alike to come along, get creative and learn as you go. This is a non-judgmental space and artists of all levels are welcome!

19 October: Kyoto Hanga Artist Talks at Caloundra Regional Gallery
Join Caloundra Regional Gallery’s Collections Curator Nina Shadforth, and local exhibiting printmakers from Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition: Japan and Australia 2019, for interesting insights about their inspirations and printmaking practices. 

19 October: Introduction to Jewellery Making Weekend Intensive
This course is for those interested in learning basic jewellery making skills. You will be introduced to key jewellery design concepts and the techniques for working in metal including piercing, sawing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, hammer and stamp texturing, bezel setting and polishing/finishing techniques. You will walk away from this weekend course with a hand forged / metal stamped copper piece and a sterling silver ring set with a cabochon gemstone.

19 October: Jam Creative Hack Day at Immerse Conference 
A day for artists, creatives, educators, coders, 3D modelers, sound artists, filmmakers, marketers, designers, innovative business owners, students to experiment, ideate and create a concept in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment.

20 October: Street Art Nambour
A free event celebrating street art in Nambour, a community project run by the community for the community. 

25 October: The Chats at Solbar
Australian national treasures, The Chats, have given us their cracking new single Identity Theft and a tour of the same name set to take place in September / October. Don't miss them when they hit the Sunshine Coast!

26 October: Oktoberfest on the Coast
Presented by Weihenstephan, Oktoberfest on the Coast - Sunshine Coast is launching again for 2019 & set to be the biggest Oktoberfest event. 

26 October: Mill Street Night Markets
Grab your family and friends and enjoy an evening of food trucks, live music and kids entertainment.

27 October: Sunshine Coast Collective Markets at Coolum
Sunshine Coast Collective Markets isn’t just your average market, it is a collective of local Sunshine Coast designers, musicians, artists, foodies, creators, vintage wares and lifestyle lovers. The intention of the market is to create a true ‘local’ market which showcases to the community and visitors the amazing talent we have here on the Sunshine Coast. Those visiting will enjoy the relaxed Sunday vibe, amazing coffee, to die for street food, a carefully edited line up of stalls, live music from local musicians and even a mobile hairdresser in a vintage caravan!