Christmas Commission 2019: Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore brings us “Santa and the Great Australian Road Trip”

Monday 25th November to Friday 27th December

Each year, our Christmas Commission sets a local artist the task of creating a new work to help us celebrate the Holiday Season here at HOTA. This year, Samuel Leighton-Dore will deliver a Christmas extravaganza complete with Santa and all his reindeer.

With cheeky irreverence and visual style, Leighton-Dore has created a new holiday story just for us: Santa and the great Australian Road Trip. This illustrated Children’s Book will be available at HOTA from the 25 November. To go alongside there will be online animations, Christmas GIF’s and an art installation that will transform the HOTA building into a Christmas miracle!

This event is part of the HOME series. 

Artist Bio

Samuel Leighton-Dore loves Christmas.

He is also a multidisciplinary artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. With a keen interest in mental health and masculinity, Leighton-Dore writes for SBS Life and produces work spanning ceramics, LED neon, illustration, animation and painting. His book of illustrations, How to Be a Big Strong Man, was released through Smith Street Books and Simon and Schuster in August 2019. He has exhibited across Australia with his next exhibition to be held in Canberra in October 2019.