Critical Light

Critical Light

Presented by Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and Horizon Festival with support from ArtsCoast.

Are you a highly engaged contemporary practitioner wanting to expand your critical appreciation of contemporary arts practices? Apply to participate in Critical Light.

Up to eight Sunshine Coast artists will journey Horizon Festival 2023 over the first weekend with curator, writer and researcher and Critical Light Provocateur Madeleine King, to shine a critical light on the program through interpretation, contextualisation, and rigorous discussion.

Critical Light is an intense three days of seeing shows and hearing artist talks featured in Horizon Festival. With artist peers and Provocateur Madeleine King, the program offers the opportunity to engage in rigorous conversations about the works and how they engage audiences.

To be eligible for the program you will need to be available to participate in the whole program that will take place across the Sunshine Coast. The days and times you will need to be available are as follows:

Friday 25 August
4pm: Meet and Greet in Wonderland Spiegeltent Garden, Cotton Tree
5pm: Opening Ceremony, Cotton Tree
6pm: NOISE by Dancenorth, Cotton Tree
6.30pm: Kabi Kabi Connections, curated by Helena Gulash and James Muller, Cotton Tree
8pm: Dirty Laundry by Briefs Factory, Wonderland Spiegeltent, Cotton Tree

Saturday 26th August
9.00am: Meet at Wonderland Spiegeltent Garden for Bus departure at 9:20am
10am: Artist Talk: Homegrown: Where to From Here:  Nicole Voevodin-Cash & Teddy Horton
12pm: Artist Talk: You Are Neither Here Nor There: Sam Cranstoun
2pm: Opening event: Njumga Djum Yo:ran Ba Djuwan (Though the smoke they come home) curated by Jason Murphy
3pm: Homegrown: The Blak Laundry: Libby Harward and Dominique Chen
6.30pm: From Rations to Wages to Treaty: Joe Geia, Coolum Civic Centre
9.00pm: Return on Bus to Cotton Tree

Sunday 27 August
8am-12pm: Field Trip: Tallo-Billa by Kabi Kabi artist Lyndon Davis in collaboration with Dr Leah Barclay and Dr Tricia King (note this is a boat trip)
12-30 – 3pm: Wrap up discussion (Mooloolaba)

If you’re application is successful, you will be provided with complementary tickets to the programmed shows and bus transport for the Saturday program. 

To apply to be selected to participate in Critical Light complete your application by 21 July 2023.



Presented by Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and Horizon Festival with support from ArtsCoast, Sunshine Coast Council through the Arts and Heritage Levy.