LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – A NEW HOME FOR VISUAL ART
After welcoming more than 1,240,352 visitors and 700 exhibitions over the past 33 years, the original Gallery at HOTA is now closed to the public.
It’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Coast’s Home of the Arts as HOTA turns its focus and energy to opening the brand new HOTA Gallery in early 2021. Once open, the $60.5 million, six level, purpose-built space will be the largest gallery outside a major city in Australia.
The Gallery team have an enormous task ahead as they plan the move into the new space and for the next 20 months will be working on preparing the 5,000 strong collection for the move, while developing signature international and national exhibitions.
There is plenty to see and do while the new Gallery is under construction. For visitors of all ages there are a range of programs to engage in, including ArtLab and Life Drawing, plus our foyer display presenting key works from the City collection and commission works.
We know you may have questions about the closure of the Gallery at HOTA and preparation for the new HOTA Gallery. Here’s some information on what’s ahead.