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There’s nothing but good vibes at the Lost Dogs’ Disco…

For 10 days, 16 giant inflatable large-scale dogs take over the HOTA parklands backdropped by the Surfers Paradise skyline for a world premiere interactive outdoor art installation.

Each character up to 4.6m tall, visitors are invited to wander and play amongst the litter, where sensors bring dogs to life with music, sound and light.

Created by art and technology company ENESS (Airship Orchestra, Sky Castle) this is the world premiere of Lost Dogs’ Disco, whose design is partly inspired by the bold colours of the new HOTA Gallery.

The work is free to visit and open daily.

Coming? Let us know.

A note on opening hours

Lost Dogs’ Disco will be closed from 12noon on Sat 6 Nov, while we prepare for our ticketed concert,  Neon Remix. The installation will reopen to the public 8am on Sun 7 Nov, for the final day of WONDER.

The Story of the Lost Dogs’ Disco

Sometimes in the dead of night, when houses rattle and hum with the snoring dark and a dog is no longer a puppy but not quite a dog they will hear the call of ancestors and embark upon a secret journey to the Lost Dogs’ Disco – a place of learning, revelry, insight and discovery where dogs are gifted their deep human insight – the gentleness that understands and heals all human hearts. It’s the place where they learn to love doggedly, dance biggedly and be free to their hearts content.

The only time that dogs go back to the Lost Dogs’ Disco is when they lose their way: when shut out of warm houses, when the snacks run forever dry, when their owners suddenly disappear. It’s then that they return to the Lost Dogs’ Disco. Here, their understanding for all lost souls deepens in their little doggy hearts and they know that everyone feels lost at times. When you are a lost dog, our dogs say come to the disco where dance, togetherness and being true gets you through. If you feel like a lost dog, just go disco.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

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Image: Artist renders of Lost Dogs Disco installation by ENESS.
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