HOTA Collects

HOTA COLLECTS
Highlights from HOTA’s Collection

Open from 10 April 2021 | PERMANENT
HOTA GALLERY | GALLERIES 2, 3 & 4 | FREE

HOTA Collects presents a snapshot of the 4,400 works in the City Collection, many of which have never been seen, and includes one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia.

The Gold Coast has inspired a wealth of contemporary artists to dream big and pursue careers nationally and internationally, and the inaugural hang will include works by Victoria Reichelt, Michael Zavros, Abbey McCulloch, Chris Bennie, Anna Carey, the Huxleys, and Scott Redford. Artists that celebrate the Gold Coast as a muse include John Gollings, Kenneth Macqueen, Vida Lahey, Charles Blackman, Fred Williams and Ethel Carrick Fox.

And be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as art can be found in unexpected places throughout HOTA. You might even be able to see down to the collection store, where at any given time you can get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.

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AUSTRALIA’S PLAYGROUND: ART ON THE GOLD COAST

GALLERY 2

Explore the unique character of the Gold Coast, through art. Features include The Rainforest by William Robinson and paintings, ceramics, photography and video.

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HYPER-AWARE: 21st CENTURY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION

GALLERY 3

Discover compelling works by Ben Quilty, Gordon Hookey, Nell and more, exploring notions of Australian history, place and identity.

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PRIDE AND PASSION: HIGHLIGHTS FROM HOTA’s COLLECTION

GALLERY 4

Uncover a treasure trove that makes up HOTA’s diverse collection of ceramics, paintings and photography, in a snapshot of the developments of Australian art since collecting began on the Gold Coast in 1968.

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SOUVENIR COLLECTION

HOTA Collects Showcase: Lower Ground

Our Lower Ground Showcase has been curated from the HOTA Souvenir Collection with pieces from the 1940s to 1990s that speak to the history of tourism on the Gold Coast.

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LINDE IVIMEY

HOTA Collects Showcase: Level 5

Inspired by cabinets of curiosities, this display showcases Ivimey’s unusual sculptures rich in narrative and intrigue.

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WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Visit HOTA Stories to learn more about pieces in the City Collection, and read interviews with our team of Curators, or enjoy a deep dive into the history of the City Collection here.

Image credits
  1. William Robinson, The rainforest 1990, oil on canvas, 188.0 x 492.5 cm, Collection, HOTA Gallery. Acquired through funds from Gold Coast’s business and art loving community 1991 © William Robinson/Philip Bacon Galleries.
  2. Nell, Let There Be Robe (detail) 2012, Zen robe, t-shirts, beads, badges, mannequin, socks, Converse All-Stars, guitar picks, paintbrushes, drumsticks, scissors, pencils, screwdrivers, chopsticks, variable dimensions, Collection, Gallery at HOTA. Gifted by the citizens of the Gold Coast to future generations 2017 © Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
  3. Jenny Orchard, Voodoo Cleaning Lady 1987, earthenware, painted underglaze decoration, 78.0 h x 45.0 w x 19.0 d cm, Collection, Gallery at HOTA. Gifted by the citizens of the Gold Coast to future generations 1987 © Image courtesy of artist.
  4. Unknown, Not titled [Plastic globe snow dome placed between plastic dolphin and waves. Tall ship and pyramid of people with building within dome], Collection, Gallery at HOTA.
  5. Linde Ivimey In the Shallows 2013, acrylic resin, steel, woven vertebrae, dyed cotton, and shellac, 130.0 x 47.5 x 40.0 cm, Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Linde Ivimey 2015 © Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.