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HOTA Gallery now open

It’s the art you’ve been waiting for – HOTA Gallery is now open!

Entry to HOTA Gallery is free, but to help us maintain capacity and keep everyone COVID Safe, we strongly recommend you pre-book in one of the available time slots.

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.

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What’s On

Our first major exhibition is SOLID GOLD: Artists from Paradise. You can also visit HOTA Collects, our three Collection Galleries which feature highlights from the City Collection. The first exhibition in our dedicated Children’s Gallery is World Upside Down.

Current Exhibitions
Gallery Events
What else is happening at HOTA?

Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson

HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition, Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson, is on 31 July-3 October, 2021, and is now on sale. Celebrate one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters and living artists, William Robinson AO.

Combining Robinson’s gift for painting and creation with his passion for classical music, our guest curator, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO invites you to experience the breath, rhythm and heartbeat of the Hinterland captured in his ground-breaking multi-panelled pieces, including his incredible Creation series, presented together for the very first time.

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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. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at health.qld.gov.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Booked tickets to the Gallery and can no longer attend? Let us know, and we’ll re-release your tickets.

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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.