Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021

I Sea U


I Sea U

Over the past 9 years, Sunshine Coast photographer Keith Hamlyn has been capturing portraits of people in the sea, documenting their collective connection to the ocean through a stunning portrait series, I Sea U

Horizon Festival has partnered with Keith to build upon I Sea U in 2021, capturing the locals of the community and their unique connection to the sea.  

Featuring members of the community from Currimundi to Golden Beach, this beautiful outdoor exhibition will be installed in Happy Valley for the duration of Horizon Festival. 

“For me a big part of being Australian or for that matter human, is our relationship to water. Even if we come from the desert, the moment we meet the water there is a transformation, and for each of us we are taken somewhere of our own knowing. In this imagery I hope to capture people in that space, so that perhaps we the observers can search out where these subjects have gone and truly see them for the first time.”
– Keith Hamlyn, Photographer  


Join us for an Artist Talk with featured community members at 10am on Sun 29 Aug, where photographer Keith Hamlyn will be in-conversation with Horizon Festival Artistic Director, Lynne Bradley. 

elderly man in water

I Sea U - Ray

I Sea U - Eliza

Family in the water

I Sea U - Lusea


This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

How to get there


all ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible