Horizon Festival is on the lookout for individuals to take part in a public art project with critically acclaimed artist Jody Haines.

The artwork titled Our People – Our Place will combine portraiture, projection and sound, featuring the many faces and personal stories that make up our diverse Sunshine Coast community.

Participants will be photographed and have their portraits included in a large scale artwork projected onto various urban walls across the region. Accompanying stories will be recorded and made available online during the Festival.

Our People - Our Place will showcase and celebrate the diversity of our region and we’re seeking participants of all shapes and sizes, ages, backgrounds, genders and abilities.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a meaningful way. You can either sign yourself up or nominate a friend by completing an online form.



  • Nominations close:  Mid- February 2019
  • Photo shoot and recording of stories: Late March / Early April 2019
  • Festival program / marketing campaign launch:  20 June 2019
  • Festival delivery: 23 August – 1 September 2019



About the Artist

Jody Haines is a photo media artist based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Through a collaborative and relational practice, Jody’s work explores how visual language can be applied through video and photography to deconstruct ideas of gender and race within the Australian context.

Jody has exhibited widely including Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017, Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2017 and Sydney Festival 2018 as part of Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography. In 2017 Jody won the Emerging Artist Award for Immerse Public Arts Festival and most recently Jody was commissioned to create a projection work for Women of the Commonwealth 2018 (WOW) and Festival 2018, Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.   

To find out more about Jody, visit:


Jody Haines, Vanessa #Collected [detail]2017 and Tanya #Bruja [detail], 2017 from the series #IAMWOMAN.
Jody Haines, SALT, 2018.
Jody Haines, 2018, Projection Detail Aunty Noritta, Women Dreaming, 2018.

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