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

WHAT'S ON // 17 Feb - 1 Mar

18 Feb: Art on the Back of an Envelope Workshop
Explore landscape art and surface design in an environmentally friendly art making workshop with watercolour or acrylics. Using recycled envelopes as her canvas, local artist, Libby Derham will share her techniques and guide you through several mixed media ideas. Inspiration will be taken from the natural flora from the Sunshine Coast, landscape images and Libby's envelope art.

21 Feb: Before We Met at Solbar
Three diverse female singer-songwriters join forces to unfold stories of before they met. Drawing from the experiences that shaped them, the connections they’ve made and their journey through it all, Miss Elm, Hello Jane and Maisy Taylor present a special series of live acoustic shows in celebration of their independent music releases. Join them for a string of unforgettable shows along the East Coast and become part of the memories that shape ‘Before We Met’.

22 Feb: Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival
Come and enjoy cooking demonstrations whilst trying some incredible Asian food in the beautiful rainforest surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Guests will enjoy five mouth watering Asian dishes and two matching beverages. There will be live entertainment all afternoon and a riesling master class with Spicers own sommelier Peter Marchant. Bring a picnic blanket and relax in the sunshine whilst enjoying the amazing tastes of Asia. 

22 Feb: Beginner's Life Drawing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to try Life Drawing, but weren’t quite sure what goes on behind those closed doors? Halina Paterson is running a beginners workshop to demystify the process. She is a very successful teacher with a thorough and fun teaching style that will give you confidence to attend a group.

22 Feb: LANDscanning: Digital Frottage Workshop
An extraordinary workshop experience with Nicole Voevodin-Cash. LandScans / digital frottage physically explores and documents the world around us. Workshop participants will scan a number the surfaces with a hand-held scanning tool as an extension of their self, touching surfaces and visually recording what they find visually/texturally interesting/intriguing. Captured images will be revealed on their computer. These images can be brought together through any editing software (Photoshop, etc) to form a larger image in the creation of recorded memories of place, self and landscape. This is not photography yet it has a photographic/photocopied quality so very much digital imagery. 

22 Feb: Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop
This workshop is held over a full weekend and has been developed 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 and polishing. You will walk away from this weekend with a few finished pieces including a silver ring set with a cabochon gemstone as well as a good foundation for the understanding of the jewellery making process.

22-25 Feb: Noosa Longboard Open
This is the second annual Noosa Longboard Open, the first event on the World Surf League Longboard Tour that will see Noosa's iconic First Point play host to the best longboard surfers from all over the planet.

23 Feb: Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
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. 

25 Feb: She to Sea Female Surf Culture Exhibition
She to Sea is a celebration of women & surfing. Some of the top female creatives in the industry will be sharing their work and love for the surfing world. Held during the Noosa Festival of Surfing at the Halse Lodge Noosa.

26 Feb: Spoons - A Santa Barbara Story
Dusty archives have been painstakingly tracked down and remastered to bring a new perspective to one of the most crucial periods in surfing’s evolution. From Santa Barbara to Australia, this is a film compiled of never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age, with outtakes and extras from some of surfing’s most well known filmmakers to tell a history that has never been told before.

26 Feb: Good Chats Creative Meet-up
The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance are holding a new monthly meet-up for the Coast’s young creatives, with the next one happening Wed 26 Feb 7-8.30am at White Picket Fence, Caloundra. Artists, arts workers, writers, graphic designers, musicians – this is a space for you to meet other like-minded creatives, build community and have good chats. 

27 Feb: Liquid Lyrics Open Stage
Liquid Lyrics has a new event that is set to break down your ideas of what an open mic looks like. You will have up to ten minutes on stage to do whatever you desire. If you have a part in a play you would like to rehearse, a comedy routine you want to refine, a character you would like to unleash onto the world, an epic poem you feel the community needs to hear, then this is the event for you.

29 Feb: The Drop Festival Noosa
With two hugely successful tours already in its wake, The Drop Festival is back in 2020 for a third season that’s set to be even better and bigger, dropping in for the first time ever at one of our favourite spots Noosa Longboard Open. After making its way around the country hitting up some of the world’s best surf breaks to sell-out crowds, The Drop Festival will once again follow the World Surf League Championship Tour events at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Bells Beach in Torquay & Margaret River in WA and Qualifying Series events Surfest Newcastle & Sydney Surf Pro in Manly. In 2020, for the first time, will add an additional stop at the Noosa Longboard Open. Slap on your sunscreen and get ready to party with The Presets, Boy & Bear, Ball Park Music, Allday, DZ Deathrays, Kita Alexandar and Graace.

1 March: Melbourne Ska Orchestra at Solbar
The beloved Melbourne Ska Orchestra has unveiled their new single 'Good Days Bad Days'—a showstopper of a track lifted from their most recent album, 'One Year Of Ska'. To celebrate, the epic 25-piece band have announced a huge national tour, which will see them hitting up metropolitan and regional cities across the country throughout the early months of 2020.