Patterns in the Landscape | Horizon 2017

About the project:

Patterns in the Landscape was an ephemeral live art installation over three different beaches on the Sunshine Coast during the Horizon Arts & Culture Festival 2017.

Manning Daly developed these site-specific performance drawings with inspiration from the local plant species, enhancing the spectacular beaches during the festival. The large scale creations were 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.

Patterns in the Landscape celebrates the natural landscape of the Sunshine Coast through an exploration of form and design that is inspired by nature and the diverse beauty of the Sunshine Coast Region. This art activates the public space, and engages visitors and the local community in a celebration of our unique environment.

Dates, times and locations:

Kings Beach
25th August – 2pm - 6pm

Mooloolaba | Caravan Beach
30th August – 6am – 10am

Coolum | First Bay
3rd September – 10am - 2pm


Find out more about Horizon on their website
See the Horizon Festival highlights video here.


Intersection Interaction

About the exhibition:

Intersection Interaction within landscape shapes our future.

This body of work explores the intersection between art and landscape - built and natural - and people’s interaction with art .

Art engages in a creative and constructive dialogue with place and audience. Public art plays a significant role in connecting people with place

‘It is an exciting era for public art as more sensitivity to the nuance of site is increasingly valued’ – Kendal Henry, curator NY.


Name: Intersection Interaction
Location: University of The Sunshine Coast Gallery
Sippy Downs, QLD