SOLID GOLD Artist Talks

HOTA Gallery Launch Weekend

Hear from the creative minds bringing to life the first major exhibition at the new HOTA Gallery, SOLID GOLD: Artists in Paradise.

The artists will take to the floor to chat about the big ideas in their new work and give some insights behind their process, providing a unique experience for all those joining us on the opening weekend.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

How do I book?

Tickets to HOTA Gallery’s Launch Weekend open for HOTA Members on Thu 8 April, and to the general public on Sat 10 April. You must have a ticket to HOTA Gallery during the Launch Weekend to attend.

Sat 8 May 12pm – 3pm

12pm – 12.45pm | People and Place: Kirsty Bruce, Mary Elizabeth Barron, and Abbey McCulloch with Diana Warnes, Head of Curatorial Projects HOTA.

1pm – 1.45pm |The Built Environment: Elliot Bastianon, CJ Anderson, and Aaron Chapman with Bradley Vincent, Curator HOTA.

2pm – 2.45pm | The Natural World: Ali Bezer, Nicola Moss, and Jason Haggerty with Diana Warnes, Head of Curatorial Projects.

Sun 9 May 11am – 3pm

11am – 11.45am | Gardening a Revolution: JIL Studio – Hear from the artists about the proliferation of invasive species in our own backyards and what we can do to help.

12pm – 12.45pm | Head and Heart: Samuel Leighton Dore, Lisa Sorbie-Martin, and Whatu Manawa with Bradley Vincent, Curator HOTA.

1pm – 1.45pm | Art and Activism: Libby Harward, Michael Candy, and Claudia De Salvo with Rebecca Ray, Meriam Mer, Assistant Curator HOTA.

2pm -2.45pm | Art in the Outdoors: Mimi Dennett and Erica Gray with Ruth Della, Curator of Outdoor Programming and Public Art HOTA.

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

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