Highlights from HOTA’s Collection
Open from 8 May 2021 | PERMANENT
HOTA GALLERY | GALLERIES 2, 3 & 4 | FREE
HOTA Collects presents a snapshot of the 4,500 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.
- 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.
- 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 STATION, Melbourne and Sydney..
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.