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Join the Queensland Art Teacher’s Association Gold Coast cluster and HOTA Gallery Education Coordinator Renae Belton, for an Art Day Out for teachers at HOTA Gallery.

The day will include:

  • Exhibition tour with HOTA Gallery Director Tracy Cooper-Lavery
  • Collection store and conservation studio tour with Collections Officer, Nick Baylart
  • Lunch on the Gallery Outdoor Terrace
  • Artist as Teacher as Artist workshop with Donna Marcus and Alana Hampton

Donna and Alana invite you to join them in the studio for a mini–Authentic Experience to investigate individual and collaborative modes of making using found materials. Begin with a quick look at how Donna’s’ modus operandi’ emerges from her huge collecting practice spanning 25 years and utilises a form of truth to materials in a contemporary context. Experiment, make and join with others in a celebration of community inspired by some of Alana’s techniques for engaging all year levels in the concept of Code.

  • Printmaking masterclass with Ali Bezer

Join Ali Bezer in this printmaking masterclass to explore how everyday materials can be salvaged and transformed through printmaking into abstract artworks. Often materials that are thrown away have interesting, overlooked textures and shapes. However, by applying ink to these materials and impressing them into paper one can offer a new visual perspective and unlock conceptual meaning. In this workshop, materials such as packaging, boxes, laser cut templates and wood offcuts become the matrix for making intriguing monoprints.

  • Closing drinks reception at The Exhibitionist (cash bar)

Education Contact:

Renae Belton
Education Coordinator – Gallery and Visual Arts
HOTA Home of the Arts

P 07 5588 4009
[email protected] 

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

Image credits:

Ali Bezer, Solarwaves (detail), 2015, aluminium, bitumen, sand, exterior paint, spray enamel, Image courtesy of the artist.

Donna Marcus headshot photo credit: Marian Drew

Donna Marcus, Metro (detail), 2010, Anodised aluminium,  108 x 108 x 17 cm, Photo credit: Mick Richards

Alana Hampton, Lace (detail) Image courtesy of the artist.


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