HOTA Gallery is now open!
Do I need to book tickets to visit HOTA Gallery?
HOTA Gallery is free to visit – bookings not required.
Some programs and events will have an entry fee, and tickets will be available to be purchased online. As the City Collection belongs to the people of the Gold Coast, the HOTA Collects exhibitions will always remain free of charge.
Do I need to book tickets to the Children's Gallery?
The Children’s Gallery is free to attend – no bookings required.
How much does it cost to visit HOTA Gallery?
Our major exhibition, Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson exhibition is ticketed.
The City Collection belongs to the people of the Gold Coast, and the HOTA Collects exhibitions will always remain free of charge.
Can I turn up on the day?
I’m interested in bringing a tour group along.
I booked tickets and can no longer attend. Can I return them?
Visiting the Gallery
What times is the Gallery open?
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?
What options are there for food/drinks at HOTA Gallery?
What do I need to bring?
Can I become a HOTA Gallery Ambassador?
What's happening with the HOTA Gallery art prizes?
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 as we consider 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.