Horizon Festival - Online for 2020 // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

Dawn Awakening


Dawn Awakening

Join us as we REWIND to Horizon Festival 2018 for Dawn Awakening.

Dawn Awakening is a special First Nation-focused event that has won a place in the hearts and minds of the Sunshine Coast community.

On the final day of Horizon Festival, our community gathers before dawn at Stumers Creek, Coolum Beach to witness a beautiful multi-arts celebration of remembrance, dreaming and ritual.

Our 2018 Dawn Awakening was an ode to the Glossy Black Cockatoo; its spirit of collective strength honoured through music, dance and spoken word alongside stunning visual art installations and projections.

The 2018 performance was produced by Angie Dunbavan of Red Chair and featured an incredible line-up of artists including Lyndon Davis and Gubbi Gubbi Dance, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Shellie Morris, traditional Yolngu song-man Djakapurra Munyarryun, vocalist Kacey Patrick, dancer Soraya Fewquandie Scott, guitarists Robbie James and Andrew Veivers, cellist Louise King, Cool Harmonies, Coolum State School choirs and projection artist James Muller. 

Join featured artist Lyndon Davis to reminisce on this beautiful performance with stories, insights and never-before seen footage from the event.

Images: ben vos productions.



Dawn Awakening was produced by Red Chair in partnership with Coolum HeARTs. The event was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.