Horizon Festival is rolling with the punches of 2020—they’ve adapted their usual 10-day format to deliver a streamable program of digital artworks, events and experiences from June to August. That means you get to sample the crème de la crème of local, national and international artists for your viewing and listening pleasure without even having to leave your house.
So get ready to immerse yourself in visual art, music, performance and film and check out these 5 you definitely won't want to miss at this year’s Horizon Festival.
Open Air: The Dreggs
Celebrating place, Open Air is a monthly concert series streamed from the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular locations and featuring some of the region’s most celebrated artists. Wrapping up the series for 2020 is popular Australian Indie-Folk duo The Dreggs, streaming to your home from the spectacular Point Cartwright. Musicians Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris grew up on the Sunshine Coast with the ocean by their feet, so it’s only fitting they share with us their coastal vibes and Indie-Folk/Roots tunes in celebration of our beaches and coastline.
When: Sunday 9 August, 4pm via Facebook
Coast to Coast
Digi Youth Arts (DYA) presents Coast To Coast, an online coastal youth exchange, showcasing music, spoken word and visual arts works of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists connected to the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. This program is a part of remake-regenerate-reclaim and has been supported by the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program, and it's one you won't want to miss.
When: Friday 14 August, 7pm via Facebook
Blak Social celebrates the cultural resurgence of Indigenous peoples with a line-up as varied and constellated as our identities. From dance tunes to mesmerising movement to heart-stopping melodics, Blak Social is a celebration of Indigenous artists and the future they create, so tune in on 22 August and check it out.
When: Saturday 22 August, 7pm via Facebook
Transience is a response to both COVID-19 and climate change. Created by artists Glen Manning and Kathy Daly, it’s a short-film of their signature etchings on the sand of our spectacular Sunshine Coast Beaches, exploring our connection with the marine and coastal landscapes through the synergy of art and movement.
When: Wednesday 26 August, 5pm via Facebook
Trace invites us to consider our connections to the places we frequent and asks us what has changed during our recent experiences with COVID-19 and isolation. This stunning work celebrates complexity, mixed messages and contradiction, encompassing connection and disconnection. The video will contain an accompanying soundscape by renowned local musician Shannon Sol Carrol, delivering a multi-sensory experience of Mooloolaba Beach as you’ve never seen before.
When: Friday 28 August, 6pm via Facebook
For more information on Horizon Festival or to see the full program, click here.
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