From 17 December visitors to HOTA will be required to be fully vaccinated. Check our FAQs here.

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HOTA Gallery now open

Get an art fix, make memories, find inspiration – HOTA Gallery is open.

Some programs and events will have an entry fee, and tickets will be available to be purchased online. As the City Collection belongs to the people of the Gold Coast, the HOTA Collects exhibitions will always remain free of charge. The HOTA Shop is also open 7 days a week.

Our next major exhibition will be announced in mid November.

What’s On

You can also visit HOTA Collects, our Collection Galleries which feature highlights from the City Collection, 7 days a week.

Current Exhibitions
Gallery Events
What else is happening at HOTA?

Art Mixtake
Yours for Summer

From 18 Dec

Retro-infused moments, enchanting other-worldly scenes, streaks of mythology and pop culture, and nods to the spirit of a Gold Coast summer – HOTA Gallery’s major exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer is bold, beautiful, a bit cheeky, and created with love. 

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Dumpling Dreams

From 27 Nov

A whimsically vibrant dumpling dreamscape full of fun, discovery, and adventure. Brought to life by the wonderfully imaginative YEAHYEAHCHLOE, Dumpling Dreams plops youngsters (and the young-at-heart) into a wildly colourful world complete with delicious new sidekicks. Featuring Augmented Reality experiences and interactive activities, you’re only limited by your imagination.

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Opening Hours

HOTA Gallery, part of the HOTA precinct and located in Surfers Paradise, is open 7 days a week.

  • Mon-Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri 10am-8pm
  • Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Opening Hours
Getting Here

Eats & Drinks

Palette, our beautiful casual fine dining restaurant, is found on the ground floor level of HOTA Gallery. Take a look at the menu and book here.

And on the rooftop The Exhibitionist Bar offers sweeping views, coffee, cakes and cocktails. Read more about the bar and book here.

Or walk back across to HOTA Central for your caffeine fix, light lunches and sweet treats at the HOTA Café, 7 days a week.

Eats & Drinks

Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app.

From 17 December, visitors to HOTA will be required to be fully vaccinated in line with the Queensland Government health directive. Check our FAQs here.

Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at

Frequently Asked Questions

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Image credits:
HOTA Gallery stairway image: Artwork by Lisa Sorbie Martin. Opening Hours image: Scott Chrisman-Pixeltape Media. What’s On at HOTA image: Hiromi Tango. Hiromi Hotel – Brain Flower, Splendour in the Grass. Image courtesy Steve Mardon.
William Robinson, The Rainforest 1990 (detail), oil on canvas, 188.0 x 492.5 cm, Collection, HOTA Gallery. Acquired through funds from Gold Coast’s business and art loving community 1991 © Image courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.
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