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




Transience, created by artists Glen Manning and Kathy Daly, is a short-film of their signature etchings on the sand of our spectacular Sunshine Coast Beaches, exploring our connection with the marine and coastal landscapes through the synergy of art and movement.

Thematically, the work is a response to both Covid-19 and climate change; the virus resulting in wide-spread community focus on microscopic organisms, and an acknowledgement that we are experiencing a rapid period of global climate change.

Massive ephemeral drawings of microscopic phytoplankton will be inscribed on the sand by artists Glen and Kathy and augmented by a solo performer, Reina Takeuchi, allowing the viewer to enter an unseen world of interconnected ecosystems.  

Captured by local filmmakers and storytellers, Pluggas, this beautiful short film will showcase this ephemeral, multidisciplinary artwork, allowing us to see the sand inscriptions unfold and then be swept away by the incoming tides at First Bay in Coolum.

Images by ben vos productions.


Glen Manning and Kathy Daly are a collaborative and creative partnership seeking to extend the imaginative scope and significance of art in public spaces. Their art practice explores the way we intersect with and interact with the natural landscape and the way art is integral to the creation of meaningful spaces.

Reina Takeuchi is an Australian-Japanese artist-researcher interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitating embodied experiences of contemporary art.

Fisch Rasy is a local professional storyteller and filmmaker with experience as a director, producer, and director of photography. His work with his company, Pluggas, has been internationally recognised in film festivals and across multiple social media platforms. Fisch along with the Pluggas team are committed to continuing to build the screen industry on the Sunshine Coast.



This Homegrown project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.