Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

WHAT'S ON // 15 - 28 MAR

Here's our pick of what's happening around the Sunshine Coast this fortnight.

Now - 24 Apr: Myall Creek and beyond @ USC Gallery (Sippy Downs)
A significant exhibition exploring the history and site of the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre through the work of some of Australia’s leading indigenous artists. 

Mon 15 Mar: Swing Dance Lessons (Beginners) (Woombye)
Join the team, Cool Cats, at their partnered swing dance lesson. It’s for beginners, so don’t worry if you’ve got two left feet.

Mon 15 Mar: An Evening with Malcolm Greenwood (Cooroy)
Join renowned potter, Malcolm Greenwood, for a conversation about his career spanning 43 years. Malcolm will share his knowledge of Japanese and West African pottery techniques, and tableware commissions for Australia's leading restaurants.

Malcolm Greenwood ceramic

Now - 16 Mar: Mona Ryde's, Fragile Gardens (Nambour)

Mona Ryder's, Fragile Gardens, is an installation of an unknown future, anxious anticipations, rites of passage and dreamlike rituals. This installation invites entry into an enigmatic setting, weaving in and out of the past and present.  

Tue 16 Mar: Coffee and Conversation with Mona Ryder (Nambour)
Australian artist, Mona Ryder, has challenged us with her dynamic work for almost 50 years and her exhibition, Fragile Gardens, is equally as powerful. Join Mona for a Coffee and a Conversation about her latest works. 

Tue 16 Mar: Mona Ryder's Fragile Gardens, Long Table Dinner (Nambour)
In addition to a Coffee and Conversation, you can enjoy a Long Table Dinner with Mona to chat about her most recent exhibition, Fragile Gardens. Louise King, cellist and film maker, will be also be performing on the evening. 

Mona Ryder artwork

Wed 17 Mar: Drag Queen Bingo (Palmview)
They're back! Join Melony Brests, and assistant, Sall Monalla, for a hoot of a night of Drag Queen Bingo. They’ll be prizes, dinner, and a belly full of laughs.

Thu 18 Mar: Calligraphy & Cocktails (Pomona)
Discover the creative side of Pomona Distilling Co and learn how to write calligraphy. This fun and interactive 2-hour workshop may leave you slurring your (written) words. Non-alcoholic options are available, too.

Thu 18 Mar: The Design Series: FUTURE COAST (Maroochydore)
The Design Series returns in 2021 with the long awaited, FUTURE COAST. After several postponements due to border closures last year, Tim Ross will finally meet Ben Johnston.

Behind the scenes with Band, Ocean Avenue, during the filming of a film clip

Fri 19 Mar: Friday Night Festival (Birtinya)
Kick off the weekend with party bands, after school adventures, street food and roving characters. They'll also be carnival rides, five different music experiences, bars and decadent desserts.

Fri 19 Mar: Currimundi Lake Twilight (Currimundi)
Set on the gorgeous Currimundi Lake, this market runs on the third Friday of each month, 4pm-8pm. There’s cold beer, tasty wine, and up to 20 unique food stalls. Grab your picnic blanket and enjoy the sunset!

Fri 19 Mar: Resin Cheeseboard Workshop 18+ (Buderim)
Fancy making your very own resin cheeseboard? Look no further. Plus, it's a BYO venue! Cheers to that.  

Handmade resin cheeseboard

Sat 20 Mar: Hot Reno @ Solbar (Maroochydore)
Head down to Solbar to celebrate the release of Hot Reno’s new track Supermoon. Annoying Neighbours and Wetlands will also be joining the show!

Sat 20 - 28 Mar: Open Studios Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast)
Join the team at Sunshine Coast's Open Studios for a dynamic, week-long event to meet talented local artists in their own creative space and environment. Featuring Horizon Festival favourites: Amanda Davidson, Art School Co., Cool Art Picture Framing Gallery, Helena Jackson-Lloyd, and loads more. 

Artist, Helena Jackson-Lloyd, painting in her studio

Sun 21 Mar: Earing Making Class (Caloundra)
Design and make your own dangle earrings at this fun and relaxing workshop at The Arts Hub Sunshine Coast. The class goes for 2 hours and you’ll take home 5 pairs of handmade earrings.

Sun 21 Mar: Urban Sketchers Sunchine Coast (Caloundra)
BYO pencils, pens, watercolour, paper, and something to sit on. It’s like a book club, only you’re drawing.

Sun 21 Mar: Jazz in the forrest (Maleny)
Come along to Spicers Tamarind Retreat and listen to the smooth sounds of jazz in their rainforest fringed Maleny oasis.

Two jazz players playing

Thu 25 Mar: Black Coffee - Sunshine Coast (Birtinya)
Black Coffee is an informal, Indigenous networking, that happens once-a-month in regions across Australia. This month the Sunshine Coast in playing host to this friendly catch-up.

Sat 27 Mar: Kokedama Workshop (Tanawha)
Come along to our workshop to create your very own Kokedama. Don't worry if you're not a green thumb, they’re super easy to care for!

Sat 27 Mar: Around Photography (Caloundra)
Around Photography by Warwick Gow, explores new ways to create portraits that help to tell stories, by approaching photography with the experience as the focus, whether you’re in front of the camera or behind it. Tickets are on sale via Sub Tropic Studio

Sat 27 Mar: C.W. Stoneking (Eumundi)
C.W. Stoneking is back at the Imperial Hotel – taking to the stage in The Brewery – for a night of tall tales & gorgeous melodies. If it’s not sold out already, it will be soon.

Musician CW Stoneking sitting down behind a red background