Femininus at Horizon Festival

According to Jungian Psychology there are seven feminine archetypes that prevail in contemporary society today – the mother, the maiden, the queen, the huntress, the wise woman, sage and the lover. The presence of these archetypes account for the major differences among women. Award-winning milliner and designer Melanie Jeffers, in collaboration with choreographer Melissa Lanham, present FEMININUS (Latin for feminine); a unique and hybrid exhibition of the seven archetypes of the feminine form.

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Arj Barker - We need to Talk

We are proud partners of Horizon 2018

10 days of art fuelled fabulousness hits the Sunshine Coast, Australia later this month and we’ve put together a selection of events for you.

We’re pretty excited that Arj Barker, our honourary Australian, is performing on the first of September and gave us an interview leading up to his show. I got the chance to ask a few questions about his comedy, life, his new show ‘We need to Talk’ and his idea of ‘play’.

And yes, he’s very funny!

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It all begins with Love

I have worked for a number of non-profit organisations over the years. From running programmes for disengaged youths, to setting up school holiday events, from running kitchens and feeding the homeless to being state manager of a national organisation. From all of this, I have come to realise a social conscience is what I’ve got and I don’t mind one bit.

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Art Journaling - out of your head and onto Paper

I love art journaling. I love the process and love what comes from my mind and onto the page. Over the years I was advised by many mental health practitioners to keep a journal, some way to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head and onto paper. I would give it a go and purchase a beautiful and quite expensive journal to pour out my deepest thoughts. I would then sit there and stare at the blank page for what seemed like hours and then would start to write some words telling my story, sort of.

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Musa - the Underwater Museum of Art

In 2009 a monumental underwater contemporary museum of art called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) was formed in the waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. This project was founded by Roberto Díaz Abraham, former President of the Cancun Nautical Association and Jaime González Cano, Director of the National Marine Park. To begin this unique museum, they hired English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.

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The Choreographer

Picture this – you pull on your first leotard and tights at the age of 6 to attend your first dance class and that’s it – you know what you’re doing for the rest of your life.

Meet Melissa Lanham. Over the past forty years, Melissa has dedicated her life to dance in one form or another. This is dedication and passion, two things this force of nature has in abundance.

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Celebrating 40 years of Mardi Gras

Today, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It captures the imagination of Australia’s LGBTQI and mainstream communities, taking over the city for weeks on end, culminating in the world-famous Parade: a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression.

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The Chameleon

Ben Graetz is a beautiful human being filled with love, generosity, curiosity and talent. He's also a proud indigenous man from the Northern Territory, gay, a drag queen and my friend.

You know those moments when you meet someone and you're filled with warmth and joy? Well that's what happened when I met Ben. I'm pretty sure that happens to everyone who comes into his orbit - he's just got that thing going on which makes him a joy to be around.

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Be That Man

Over the past few months as the fallout continues from the #metoo campaign I have been thinking about how men, who are not caught up in this maelstrom, must be feeling. While it's right and just that we women stand up for ourselves and support each other in fighting against abuse, I wonder how we can actually stop it from happening in the first place.

Yesterday I was invited to an event called Be That Woman - an event filled with love, gratitude, positive energy and support. I sat and thought what about Be That Man.

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The Artist

Stephanie Brown is an artist, nurturer and Goddess. Her art is intuitive, her coaching creative - she allows you to find space, to breathe, to explore your own world with heart and soul. She does all this with your willingness, pen, paint and paper. Read just how she nurtures and guides those around her.

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Christina Brown
The Humanitarian

Australian Acupuncturist Anthony Brown embarked on a humanitarian mission to a remote region of northern Mongolia. He and his colleague were part of project set up by Gaden Relief a non-profit charity organisation that provides ongoing charity activities in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and India. 

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Christina Brown