Horizon Festival of Art and Culture – Art Trails

While you are exploring the region during the Horizon Festival make sure you visit the many galleries and exhibitions, as well as ephemeral art installations featured as a part of the festival.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail

Artisans at the House:  A display of two and three dimensional artworks by local artists.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, Yandina Historic House, 3 Pioneer Rd, Yandina.

Dying to Know – A Journey of Life, Loss and Renewal:  An inter-generational collaboration exploring death and renewal through the eyes of student photographers under the mentorship of master photographer Colin Beard.  Date:  25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, Nambour Social, Currie St and Old Ambulance Station, Howard St, Nambour.

Rust & Lace:  An exhibition of wall-hanging assemblages by Nathalie Bastier.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017 (closed Monday), Art on Cairncross, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny.

Sunshine Coast Ar Trail

Patterns in the Landscape:  Manning Daly Art will create patterns in the sand with designs inspired by local plant species, enhancing the spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches.  These large scale creations are drawn directly onto the sand only to be washed away with the tide.  The ephemeral nature of the art is a reminder of the transience of our valuable landscape.  Date:  25 Aug;  Time:  Artists on site 2 pm to 6 pm; Location:  Kings Beach, Caloundra; Price:  Free.

Australis Plasticus:  An Art for ARTsake site specific installation demonstrating the dangers of plastic and litter in marine areas, sending the message that plastic is not welcome in our ocean.  Australis Plasticus, the morphed sea creature, will suspend and crawl from the Coolum Surf Life Saving Tower.  Date:  Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017; Time:  Daily; Location: Coolum Surf Life Saving Observation Tower, Coolum;  Price:  Free

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017:  A national contemporary exhibition showcasing 40 finalist working in a 2D medium.  Date: Thu 17th Aug to Sun 8 Oct, 2017;  Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra.

Maroochy Gunyah – Historical Images of South East Queensland Gunyahs:  A photographic exhibition of traditional Indigenious shelters from the South East Queensland Region.  Date Sat 26 Aug to Sun 27 Aug, 2017.

Standing Here: A beautiful installation comprising of naturally dyed squares of fabric, bringing together the natural dyeing work from communities around Australia.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.

Japanese Artist in Residence:  Watch Mr Murata, master water colourist and pastel painter.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sat 2 Sep, 2017 at The Yaroomba Beach Design Centre, 1443 David Low Way, Yaroomba.

Creative Generation – Excellence in Visual Art Awards 2017:  An exhibition showcasing the best of the region’s senior high school artwork.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.

Wearable Art Exhibition:  A bespoke exhibition of ‘lost arts’ responding to the theme of wearable art.  Date Fri 1 Sep to Sun 3 Sep, 2017 at Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North St., Caloundra.


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Horizon Festival – GooseChase

A GooseChase at the Horizon Festival

Let us take you on a wild GooseChase …

Looking for a fun way to explore the Horizon Festival and see more of the region?  Join our GooseChase, the festival’s online adventure, and win tickets to Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018.  The game is on Friday 18th August starting at 9 am through to Sunday 3 September, 2017 at 10 pm.

Download the GooseChase app to participate in this interactive scavenger hunt, get your team sorted or play individually, and most importantly have fun!  Checkout the Map

You will be tasked to complete missions – extra points are awarded for creativity!

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the biggest online adventure the Coast has ever seen.

Scavenger hunt your way to victory….

There will be rewards along the way, and the winning team or individual will receive a prize package to Adelaide Fringe 2018* to participate in their festival GooseChase!

Major prize package includes:

– 4 x economy flights to Adelaide during Adelaide Fringe
– 1 x $200 FringeTIX voucher plus an Adelaide Fringe merch pack
– 4 x entry passes to the exclusive Fringe Club artist bar
– 3 nights’ accommodation for up to four people at The Watson Art Series Hotel
– A bottle of delicious Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc from Tomich Wine
– And UBER credit to get you around Adelaide

PLUS, an iPad, portable speakers and Horizon merchandise will be up for grabs.

*Terms and conditions apply


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Horizon Festival of Art and Culture – Street Art

Stand By Me:  Watch internationally renowned street artist Beastman (Bradley Eastman), one of Australia’s most distinctive and prolific emerging contemporary artists, alongside MIMI (Emily Devers), an accomplished multidisciplinary artist who develops pertinent and timeless concepts.  The Maroochydore Revitalisation Association (MRA), Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival (MMVAF) and Horizon have partnered to bring these prolific artists to the Ocean Street Precinct.

See these two street artists creative live mural art in a couple of locations within the Ocean Street Precinct from Monday 28th August to Wednesday 30th August, 2017.

Live Mural Art – 28, 29 and 30th August 9am to 5 pm at the Alleyway, 7 Ocean St and 37 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore.

Artist Talk and Question & Answers – 30th August between 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Alleyway, 7 Ocean St, Maroochydore (wet weather venue Machu Picchu).

Caloundra: Downtown Caloundra is emerging as an urban creative hub.  There are nine street art works to see, all in comfortable walking distance.

Discover murals by artists David Houghton, Thom Stuart, Fuzeillear (aka Claire Matthews), Joel Birch, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Andrew Frazer, Adam Lewczuk, Ryan Sullivan, John Waldron, Steven Bordonaro and Cassie Munson.

The trail loop is approximately 1.7 km.  Council recommends starting at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and wander up through Lamkin Lane to discover The Pavilion and The Lighthouse. Take a stroll up Bulcock Street to the top of the roundabout and down to the Dingle Wall. On your way back down Bulcock Street cross the road and turn left into the laneway towards the Transit Centre. Here you will discover Ma and Pa and to the left, behind you, Miniature Panthers. Head south along Williamson Lane, to discover three other works.

Once you are done, grab a refreshing juice, smoothie or coffee in Bulcock Street or a wine on the waterfront along The Esplanade in one of Caloundra’s premier cafes or restaurants.

To find out more about each work, download the free council app on your smart device, look for the ‘THINGS TO DO’ button and open the ‘VIRTUAL GALLERY’.

Enjoy the trail and share your experience on social media with #scpublicart – download the Street Art Trail[3036KB] map on your smart device and follow the walking trail.

Nambour:  Uncover the groundswell of street art across Nambour’s streets and lane-ways.  Recognised as a n emerging hub for street art, Nambour was a satellite location for the 2017 Brisbane Street Art Festival.  Wander the urban streets of Nambour and discover eight large-scale artworks by artists David Houghton, EJ Zyla, Mieke Salna, Conrad Square, Mandy Schone-Salter, Simon Degroot, The Brightsiders, Adam Lewczuk, Ryan Sullivan, Michael Foley and Bianca Beetson.  Nambour CBD also features four integrated and sculptural Public Artworks to check out along the trail.

The walk should take about an hour and a half or a little more if you enjoy a coffee at one of the local café’s along the way.  The trail loop is approximately 2.3 km.  There are 13 works of art to discover, highlighting the local history, colourful stories and meaningful expressions by some of our best local and national public art artists.

To find out more about each work, download the free council app on your smart device, look for the ‘Things to Do’ button and open the ‘Virtual Gallery’.
Download the Nambour Public Art Trail Map here


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Horizon Fesitval of Arts and Culture – Public Art

Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture – Public Art

For a really immersive creative experience, take time out to explore one or all of the dynamic public art trails available from Friday 25th August to Sunday 3 September, 2017.

This first list is public art on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland:

  • Herd of Cows: Bunya St, Maleny (Artist – Janna Pameijer)
  • Apparatus for Expedient market Deployment:  Ananas Comosus – Simpson Street, Beerwah (Artist Russell Anderson)
  • Strangler Cairn:  Conondale Range Great Walk (Artist Andy Goldsworthy)
  • Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden – Sculpture Garden with more than 30 works nestled amidst a lush and beautiful landscape.
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland Poetry Trail:  Located in Maleny, Montville and Kenilworth – there are seven works to discover on your journey.

Here are other areas of the Sunshine Coast

  • iDIDIT!Village Park, Birtinya (Artist Russell Anderson)
  • Spirit OrbEumundi Amphitheatre, Memorial Ave (Artists Meg Geer and Richard Thompson)
  • SustainableEumundi, at Dick Caplick Park (Artist Hew Chee Fong)
  • PortalMarcoola Village Green (Artist Simone Eisler)
  • Coolum Boardwalk Public Art Trail – Enjoy the outdoors and seaside views with a creative twist. Pop in for a coffee at one of the local café’s while you navigate through more than 12 public artworks.

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Virtuosity, Fantasy and Revolution

Virtuosity, Fantasy and Revolution

On Sunday 27th August 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Maleny Community Centre –                 Noosa Orchestra’s next Concert features  Violinist Warwick Adaney              (Concertmaster Queensland Symphony Orchestra).

Tickets can be purchased at the Maleny Visitor Information Centre, 23 Maple Street.

Adults $25 –  Concession $15 – Students $5

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Aussie World

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*Check website for latest up-to-date information.  Tickets can be purchased on-line or from the front entrance.

Rides:  Bizzy Buggies,  Booma Zooma,  Carousel,  Ferris Wheel,  Redback,  Giant Slide,  Giggle Go Round,  Mozzi Musta,  Octopus,  Platypus Ponds Mini Golf,  Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel Dark Ride,  Space Shaker Swining Ship;  Stockshed Speedway Dodgems;  Tin Lids Tea Party;  Tykes Trolley;  Plunge;  Voyager Simulator;  Wild Mouse Rollercoaster.

Attractions:  Crazy Mirrors,  Funnybone Flicks;  Leak’n Logs

Games:  Barry Mundy’s Remote Boats,  Games Zone,  Side Show Alley,  Water Wars

Rides and Attractions Height Restrictions:  For your fun, safety and comfort there are height restrictions on some rides and attractions.

  • You must be over 130 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions:  Redback, Wild Mouse Rollercoaster, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel, Octopus, Stockshed Speedway Dodgems Driver, Platypus Ponds Mini Golf (unaccompanied), Water Wars (unaccompanied).
  • You must be over 120 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions:  Giant Slide (unaccompanied), Plunge (unaccompanied).
  • You must be over 100 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions: Ferris Wheel (unaccompanied), Space Shaker Swinging Ship, Mozzi Musta, Booma Zooma, Voyager Simulator, Bizzy buggies Driver, Stockshed Speedway Dodgems (passenger), Plunge (unaccompanied).
  • Children under 100 cm can experience the following rides: Tykes Trolley, Tin Lids Tea Party, Carousel, Giggle Go Round, Bizzy Buggies (accompanied), Ferris wheel (accompanied), Mini golf (accompanied), Giant Slide (accompanied), Leak’n Logs (accompanied).

Children riding unassisted must be able to display upper body control and must be able to comprehend simple instructions given by our ride operators.

For more information, click here to go to the featured website.

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Horizon Festival – Art St Maleny

Art St Maleny – part of the amazing
Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture

There are events covering the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland from 25th August to 3 September 2017.  Click here to find out more about Art St Maleny.

 Art St Maleny is a collaborative  celebration that, together with Maleny Music Festival, will bring art into public space through local cafes, parks and venues to celebrate the creative energy of the Maleny community.  Art St presents a series of events, workshops, public art installations and opportunities for visitors to engage their senses.

From Friday to Sunday 1st to 3rd September, 2017 : –

Maleny Music Festival – at the Maleny Showgrounds.  Maleny Music Festival website

Eat Our Art! – Local cafes celebrate food as a medium for creativity making delicious signature arty dishes using food as a paintbrush and the plate as the canvas.

Traditional Maori Basket Weaving Workshop with Alice Spittle – daily at Tesch Park, Coral Street,  10 am to 4 pm Cost $69 (includes materials).

Forest Art Trail – Designed to educate children about native wildlife, follow the map along a wonderful forest walk to discover 15 art features created from nature’s gifts, recycled materials and other creative recourses – daily on the Obi Boardwalk connecting Maleny Showgrounds to Coral Street.  Cost – Free.

Pick up a fabulous A4 black brochure from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and check out our comprehensive Events Calendar (covering the whole of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland)  Click here to check out the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s Events Calendar.  

If you can’t get a hold of the Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture brochure you can see it online Click here to see the brochure which covers all the events, and includes, days, dates, times, location, and cost(s).

This is a huge Arts and Culture Festival – there has to be something to suit you!

The Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by the Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. 



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The Original Eumundi Markets


The Original Eumundi Markets:  Step into a wonderful world of original design at the best art and craft market in Australia and meet the artists face-to-face.  You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by our ethos of “we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll especially love our market …laksa, calamari, thai, paella, quality coffee, chocolate, great cakes, old fashioned lemonade, and more. We have a wealth of fresh produce – including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts.

And, when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove. There’s plenty of local talent to keep you entertained, with world-music sounds, country tunes or tribal rhythms.

You can also have your palm read or indulge in a vast array of services offered by our many health and well-being practitioners.

Market Hours: Wednesdays 8 am – 1.30 pm & Saturdays 7 am – 2 pm

The Original Eumundi Markets are open rain, hail or shine every Wednesday and Saturday.

Over the years, several independent organisations, including the Eumundi and District Community Association, have also set up other market operations adjacent to The Original Eumundi Markets, making the overall Eumundi Markets now the biggest art and craft market in Australia.

Our market community has now grown to more than 600 stalls and boasts an annual visitation of 1.6 million people!

The Original Eumundi Markets continue to focus on handmade products, with the ethos of “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.

The philosophy of locally handmade products and services has served the Eumundi Markets well over the last 30 years and it is the originality and uniqueness of the stallholders and their creativity that has customers coming back for more year after year.

Eumundi Markets is a vibrant, ever-evolving collaboration of many talented people seeking to share their gifts with the world. We play a pivotal role in supporting and promoting young local creative talent. We also recognise our responsibility in nurturing new businesses in their formulative years by providing a cost effective alternative for test marketing and trialling of new products and services, unique to this region.

We are also seeking to create the best sustainable shopping experience anywhere on this planet by changing our own practices to ensure our green credentials are pure. In conjunction with our local school, we have created a worm farm to process all compostable waste generated by the market and for the school to resell the organic fluids and castings to raise much-needed funds. The market is now plastic bag free and all packaging materials used are fully compostable.

In the future, we will be installing our own solar power generation and water harvesting to become self-sufficient with our energy needs, with the long-term aim of exporting any surplus energy within the community.

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Queensland Zoo at the Big Pineapple

Queensland Zoo (at the Big Pineapple) – Woombye

Queensland Zoo (at the Big Pineapple) : 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye QLD 4559

The Wildlife HQ is open every day of the year except Christmas Day

Opening Hours:   Every Day Monday to Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm – Last Entry is from 3 pm

Click here to see what animals are at the Qld Zoo.

About Wildlife HQ on the Sunshine Coast

Wildlife HQ is a boutique zoo of native and exotic animals on the Sunshine Coast QLD. The story of Wildlife HQ is akin to the story of Noah’s Ark. Zoo owner, Julie Seabrook and her team of dedicated Keepers, undertook the mammoth task of moving 200 animals from Alma Park Zoo to their new home at Wildlife HQ. If you thought moving home was tough, try packing a herd of Indian Blackbuck, Red Pandas, troops of South American monkeys, a bearcat, and pack of dingos.

When Alma Park Zoo closed in March 2014 to make way for a housing development in the area. Julie negotiated with owners of the Zoo to assume the ownership of the animal collection. Julie established the new Wildlife HQ in Woombye to accommodate the 200 animals safely in their new permanent home at the Big Pineapple.

Whilst it was devastating to see Alma Park Zoo close after 45 years, keeping all the animals with their Keepers at the new Wildlife HQ was the best possible outcome.

For the animals with complex and multifaceted social relationships, maintaining their social bonds by staying together rather than being dispersed to other Zoo’s was the best solution for their continued health and well being. This solution also provided Keepers with the opportunity to continue to develop the bonds they had established with animals they have worked with for a number of years. The move to Queensland Zoo was a win-win for both unique animals and talented people.

Julie and the team at Wildlife HQ are now embarking on a new era. Julie is focused on providing lifetime care of animals of Wildlife HQ whilst educating families and children about animals, the environment and conservation.

For more information, click HERE to go to the official Queensland Zoo website.


Landsborough Museum


The Landsborough Museum warmly welcomes you as an individual, family school or group.  The Landsborough Museum was established in 1976.  It is one of the largest community museums in south east Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region. A dedicated group of volunteers staff the Museum and work to research and provide visitor access to the community’s collections and stories.  The Museum is open Wednesday to Friday and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm.

A quick visit to the Museum can take up to one hour but with so much to see several hours can be spent browsing the collection of farm machinery, domestic life in the last century, the local historic tobacco and farming communities, and many other items of interest from the one-legged shovel to the Caloundra lighthouse light.

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Landsborough Museum Brochure 1

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The Pioneers:  Our Pioneers were men with strong backs and endless ambitions, women with strong spirits and trust in family values.  They were people with the determination to build a future from nothing but courage, daring and persistence.  To share their stories, the Landsborough Museum has become the place where you can discover or heritage “from the mountains to the sea”.

The Building:  The Landsborough Shire Chambers were opened in 1924.  The last council meeting held in the old building was on the 24th July 1968, thereafter the council moved to new premises in Caloundra.  The Shire of Landsborough Historical Society Incorporated was formed in 1973 and opened the Landborough Museum on the 3rd April 1976.

The Township of Landsborough:  The township was originally named Mellum Creek but was renamed Landsborough in honour of the explorer William Landsborough who was chosen to lead a search for the missing explorers, Burke and Wills.  While searching he learnt that Burke and Wills had perished but continued and became the first explorer to cross the continent from north to south.

The Collection:  There are many items of historical significance in our collection including photos and items donated to the museum which details the rich history of the area.  We have also developed an intensive and informative data base which records the facinating family history of our pioneers.  This is accessible in our “Stan Tutt Reading Room”.

Key Permanent Exhibitions:

  • William Landsborough Collection
  • Sir Frank Nicklin Collection
  • Caloundra Lighthouse Display
  • Social History Displays
  • Printing Press
  • Tabacco Industy
  • Timber Industry
  • Phones of Yesteryear; plus
  • many more interesting displays; family history / documents / photos

Book Shop

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