Be part of a public art project for Horizon Festival: Our People – Our Place.

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Jody Haines, Vanessa #Collected, 2017 and Tania #Bruja, 2017 from the series #IAMWOMAN.

Your face and your story could be part of a public art project led by critically acclaimed artist Jody Haines to be featured during Horizon Festival 2019 on the Sunshine Coast.

Horizon Festival is calling for participants from across our healthy, smart, creative region to take part in the artwork titled Our People – Our Place which will combine portraiture, projection and sound, featuring the many faces and personal stories that make up our diverse local community.

As a part of the project, 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 also be recorded and made available online during the festival.

Horizon Festival director Zohar Spatz said Our People - Our Place would showcase and celebrate the diversity of our region.

"We're seeking participants of all ages, backgrounds, genders and abilities" Ms Spatz said.

"Jody is an incredible artist, and this is a wonderful opportunity for our community to get involved in the festival in a really meaningful way."

You can either sign-up yourself or nominate a friend by completing the online form on the Horizon Festival website -


  • Nominations close:  Mid-February 2019
  • Photoshoot and recording of stories: Late March / early April 2019
  • Festival dates: 23 August – 1 September, 2019

About the Artist

Jody Haines is a photo media artist who is 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:

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
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