When will HOTA Gallery be open?
What’s happening during the HOTA Gallery Launch Weekend?
When can I buy tickets for HOTA Gallery?
How much does it cost to visit HOTA Gallery?
How many tickets can I book to the Gallery?
Can I turn up on the day?
I’m interested in bringing a tour group along.
Can I get a pass out?
Visiting the Gallery
What times is the Gallery open?
View our Opening Hours to stay up to date.
How long can I stay in the Gallery once I arrive?
What can I see at HOTA Gallery?
Do I still need register for contact tracing on site, even if I’ve booked a ticket?
Is there locker hire?
When will The Exhibitionist Bar and Gallery Restaurant be open?
Can I become a HOTA Gallery Ambassador?
Why did the existing Gallery need to close during the construction period?
The Gallery team have been working on the City Collection including conservation, cataloguing, photographing, crating, and framing works of art in preparation for moving the collection to the new HOTA Gallery.
Our curators work on exhibitions up to three years in advance, and negotiations are currently underway to host international and national exhibitions in 2021-2023. We’re also curating our own shows and commissioning new work, which will be unveiled at the opening of the new Gallery.
Education will be a significant component of our public outreach program, and we’ll soon start creating curriculum-oriented content, as well as turn our attention to developing projects for the new Children’s Gallery and Workshop.
Why did we need a new Gallery?
Once completed, HOTA Gallery will be the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia – making it a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. The HOTA Gallery is a vertical format gallery over six levels, with over 2000m2 of AAA rated exhibition space. The vastly expanded space will give us the ability to attract world-class international and national touring exhibitions and showcase our 4,500 strong City Collection. In addition, there will be room for a workshop and children’s gallery, restaurant, roof-top bar and retail store plus Collection storage, work space and crate storage area.
The ambition for the project is to provide both high quality outcomes for viewing and interacting with art but also the building in itself. HOTA Gallery has a significant role to play in its place in the art world but also as a civic asset for the Gold Coast and its people.
What happened to HOTA Gallery art prizes during construction?
The Gold Coast Art Prize (GCAP) has been a major feature of our exhibition program for 48 years. The annual acquisitive prize played an vital role in beginning the City’s collection, and continued to build the collection with notable artworks from across Australia. The collection currently stands at over 4500 works and the Gold Coast community and visitors will be able to view many of the works (some for the first time) in the dedicated collection galleries with the opening of the new HOTA Gallery. The energy that went into the GCAP will be concentrated into new initiatives, which invest in our local artists in a fresh way, advancing the work that Gold Coast artists are developing.
The Ceramic Award is under review and there will not be another award held in the former Gold Coast City Art Gallery exhibition space. The Gallery is considering new opportunities to promote and develop ceramic practice on the Gold Coast as part of the curatorial program for the new Gallery.
Are institutional loans still available?
Does the HOTA Gallery do artwork valuations, appraisal or authentication?
You can find a list of approved Australian valuers on the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program website, and search for certified auctioneers and valuers on the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia website.
A directory of conservators in private practice is available on the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) website.
Is HOTA Gallery currently accepting exhibition proposals?
How do I now contact the Gallery team?
Does the new Gallery still need funding? How would my donation be used?
To learn more about how to make a donation, gift or corporate partnerships please visit our Support the Gallery page.