Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 23 Aug - 1 Sep 2019



An ephemeral sculpture exhibition set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Elements will take you on a tour of five contemporary artist’s explorations and interpretations of nature and place.

Running across the ten days of the festival, the magnificent Gardens will be transformed from a natural paradise to a contemporary outdoor gallery, exhibiting artworks and installations from leading local and national artists who have drawn inspiration from the elements; fire, earth, air, and water.

Complemented by a public program of curated artist workshops, tours and talks, locals and visitors alike will enjoy a unique sensory experience in a beautiful bush setting, while also having the opportunity to experience and learn new skills across a range of artistic disciplines.

Featured artists and works
Lincoln Austin – The Wind Forms
Lyndon Davis – Gom'bar Yau'ar - Canoe Song
Mari Hirata – NEWOXY : Sentinels
Kim Schoenberger – Untitled [H20]
Warraba Weatherall – Documents 2019

Read more about these artists here.

What to bring

Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy the natural surrounds. There are also no bins available in the Gardens, so please take your rubbish with you.


Please be advised that some sculpture works are not accessible for those in wheelchairs. Closer to the event, a site map will be available to assist you in navigating the gardens and the locations of the program.

Curator’s Talk

Join Elements curator, Hamish Sawyer, on Fri 23 Aug at 11am in the Gardens to learn more about the exhibition and the artist’s involved.

Artist Talks 

Lyndon Davis - Fri 23 Aug, 11-11.30am
Kim Schoenberger - Sat 24 Aug, 11-11.30am
Mari Hirata – Sun 25 Aug, 11-11.30am
Warraba Weatherall - Fri 30 Aug, 11-11.30am
Lincoln Austin - Sun 1 Sep, 11-11.30am

Artist Workshops

Untitled [H20] with Kim Schoenberger
Kite Making with Lincoln Austin
Life Drawing in the Gardens with Zoe Martin
Mapping Place with Anne Harris
M.A.D.E. Walking Billycan Project with Nicole Voevodin Cash
Botanicals Eco Resin Jewellery Class with Nina Berg


Presented in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council’s Centres for Conservation, Learning and Partnerships.

How to get there


All ages
Venue is not wheelchair accessible