ArtKeeper

ArtKeeper

At HOTA, we love artists and we know we can’t be a Home of the Arts without them. Their work lifts our spirits, helps us maintain cultural connections, imagine new futures and more - the work that artists do is essential.

So in 2021 we piloted a new way to support them to keep creating the art we all need - enter, ArtKeeper. This now nationally recognised model of artist support, places four artists on HOTA’s payroll, providing income security, fair work conditions and organisation-wide support to develop new work and ideas.


#2024

ArtKeeper 2024: Lisa Smith

ArtKeeper 2024: Lisa Smith

In 2012 Lisa returned to the Gold Coast where she founded White Rabbit Thea...

ArtKeeper 2024: Loki Liddle

ArtKeeper 2024: Loki Liddle

His practise includes being the lead singer and songwriter of the Gold Coas...

ArtKeeper 2024: Samuel Leighton-Dore

ArtKeeper 2024: Samuel Leighton-Dore

Working predominantly across ceramics, illustration and animation, he’s int...

ArtKeeper 2024: Tal Fitzpatrick

ArtKeeper 2024: Tal Fitzpatrick

She holds a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts (2018) and a Bachelo...

ArtKeeper 2024: Lachlan Woods

ArtKeeper 2024: Lachlan Woods

He graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from the Victorian College of...


#2022-23

Pictured: HOTA Local Producer, Ashleigh Wheeler

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HOTA wins innovator award

ArtKeeper 2022: Fletcher Babb

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ArtKeeper 2022: Fletcher Babb

Fletch explores songwriting as a vehicle for stories - real and imagined -...

ArtKeeper 2022: Nadia Milford

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ArtKeeper 2022: Nadia Milford

With movement as a genesis for her creativity, Nadia engages people in imme...

ArtKeeper 2022: Nicholas Tossmann

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ArtKeeper 2022: Nicholas Tossmann

Nicholas utilises text to make intangible ideas tangible, via site specific...

ArtKeeper 2022: Norton Fredericks

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ArtKeeper 2022: Norton Fredericks

Norton's primary focus is creating handmade wool felt and using botani...

ArtKeeper Update: Nadia Milford Mid-Way Check In

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ArtKeeper Update: Nadia Milford Mid-Way Check In

Drawing on a diverse blend of practices, including theatre, dance, installa...

ArtKeeper Update: Norton Fredericks Mid-Way Check In

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ArtKeeper Update: Norton Fredericks Mid-Way Check In

Norton's primary focus is creating handmade wool felt and using botani...

ArtKeeper Update: Nicholas Tossmann Mid-Way Check In

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ArtKeeper Update: Nicholas Tossmann Mid-Way Check In

Through the use of installations, sculptures and video performances, Nichol...


#2021-22

ArtKeeper 2021: Artist Announcement

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ArtKeeper 2021: Artist Announcement

Following the call out earlier in August of 2021, we received 150 applicati...

ArtKeeper 2021: Michelle Le Plastrier

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ArtKeeper 2021: Michelle Le Plastrier

She has produced workshops for Gold Coast Arts and Culture, Pacific Fair an...

ArtKeeper 2021: Dani Cabs

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ArtKeeper 2021: Dani Cabs

Dani believes that play is essential for healthy community and relationship...

ArtKeeper 2021: Jay Jermyn

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ArtKeeper 2021: Jay Jermyn

Through this lens, Jay proposes new ways of looking at the notions of self ...

ArtKeeper 2021: Daniele Constance

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ArtKeeper 2021: Daniele Constance

She creates artistic works that draw from direct experience and social arts...

Your ArtKeeper Update: Dani Cabs Checks In

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Your ArtKeeper Update: Dani Cabs Checks In

The four creatives have made themselves right at home and continue to be so...

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