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Rainbow Story Hour

Imaginative and immersive fun for little readers

Little ones are invited to settle back and listen to a story read by a member of our LGBTQIA+ community. HOTA’s Rainbow Story Hour program champions body positivity and role models in all different shapes, sizes and diversities, and encourages the imagination and play of childhood.

Featuring artists, singers, and creatives of all genre, Rainbow Story Hour is a fun way for kids to connect with their imagination, meet friends, and explore vivid realms.

Fri 20 Aug: Nadine Chemali

Nadine Chemali is a writer, researcher and social worker. Nadine came to Australia as a child, fleeing war torn Beirut. She is dedicated to creating and nurturing communities, and facilitating discussions on identity, sexuality, displacement and representation. These are discourses she feels was missing from her own migrant upbringing in Australia. 

Fri 17 Sep: Hannah Brontë

Hannah is an artist living and working on Yugambeh country . Hannah Bronte’s body of works explores the female experience, young women’s and mother’s journeys and spiritual connections. Her journey of self-discovery and the tangled layers of the human experience drive her to create dreamscapes exploring what could be .

Hannah embraces multiple mediums including video, textiles, and sound scapes, and combines these to create visually distinctive works with a kaleidoscopic lens.

In addition to being an artist, Hannah Bronte is a DJ, mother of Fempre$$ and training to be a birthing Doula.

Fri 15 Oct: Rebecca Ross

Rebecca lives on Yugambeh country in Queensland’s southern Gold Coast where she works as an artist, curator, academic and as Director of THE WALLS ART SPACE, an Artist Run Initiative that she founded in 2013. Rebecca’s work is concerned with mapping the junctures of site, situation and sensation. Rebecca has been actively involved in the contemporary art scene in south east Queensland since the millennium and for the past eight years on the Gold Coast where she has consulted on the development of the Gold Coast cultural precinct, HOTA Gallery public artwork tower and education reference group, and was head judge of Swell (2018). Her contribution to the Gold Coast arts ecology has been recognised with an International Women’s Day Leadership Award (2020).

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

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