HOTA Gallery: The new craaazy-amazing place is a $60.5 million investment in the city’s cultural life. And here’s the news we have all been waiting for! It is now open!

The HOTA gallery spans six levels and is the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia. They say your city has made it if you have a decent art gallery. Well Gold Coast, we have arrived.

HOTA Programs

The new HOTA Gallery will feature a dynamic program of world premiere international exhibitions, Australian exclusives, and new commissions. There will be a never-ending program of vibrant exhibitions, events, and activities 7-days a week.

Hota: The place to be

HOTA Gallery’s first major exhibition, Solid Gold features artwork from Australian artists. It is a celebration of the Gold Coast, exclusively featuring creatives with a deep connection to the region. Look out for works encompassing sculpture, painting, video, photography, and installations, both indoors and out.

Imaginative Artist Abbey McCulloch
Hands-On Artist Claudia De Salvo
Extra-Bright Artist Michael Candy

City Collection

And if you love art, or only even just like it, you’ll be impressed with this: The access to the City Collection is like nothing ever offered before. There’s over 4500 pieces in the collection, you’ll have the opportunity to see pieces from both national and international artists that have yet to be displayed.

The Gold Coast City Art Gallery first opened its doors in 1986. It was the first time the City collection could be displayed in a proper gallery setting for the public to view. And it has gone from strength to strength since then. The original building gallery saw over 1.2 million people go in and out its doors. over 33 years, it has held over 700 exhibitions. The City Collection has grown from a modest 270 works to more than 5,000 works of art. They are now worth more than $30 million. It also includes one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia.

HOTA will evolve in stages over the next 10 to 15 years. It will have an art hotel, creative industries, cafes and other facilities.

HOTA Food. Yum!

The rooftop bar offers a jaw-dropping view of the Surfer’s skyline. On the ground floor, you can enjoy world-class dining and a five-star experience in the restaurant. This will obviously be the new haunt to hang in.

Hota eats: yum

Hota Halflings

Got the grandkids with you? Then check this out. The Children’s Gallery is the perfect opportunity to create priceless memories with the nippers. You can nurture their budding curiosity and creativity, all while getting credit for the great day out.

The whole HOTA precinct always has something going on, so grab the grandkids, the family, friends, visitors, and let’s get this party started.

■ HOTA, Home of the Arts 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise 

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