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HOTA Gallery Launch Weekend

It’s time to throw open the doors!

We’re ready to pop the cork, pour the bubbly and celebrate great art, indoors and out. HOTA Gallery will officially open on Sat 8 May 2021.

And it wouldn’t be a Gold Coast milestone if we didn’t throw a party to celebrate – so we’ve got some great things planned on the launch weekend.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 May
HOTA Gallery Experience

Step inside the Gallery for the very first time. Our opening exhibitions include SOLID GOLD: Artists in Paradise, and our three collection galleries featuring highlights from the City Collection. Add to that an incredible rooftop view, as well as art spilling into the Outdoors, and it’s one massive art fix you won’t soon forget.

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Sat 8 & Sun 9 May
Artist Talks

Gallery 1 and Outdoor Terrace, HOTA Gallery

Hear from the creative minds bringing to life the first major exhibition at the new HOTA Gallery, SOLID GOLD: Artists in Paradise as they discuss their work in conversation with each other, special guests, and HOTA’s own curatorial team.

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Sat 8 May
Free Live Music in the Outdoors

Outdoor Stage

The perfect top and tail for your first ever Gallery visit, we’ve got live music on the Outdoor Stage playing from 11am – 3:30pm .

Pull up a patch of grass, grab a bite to eat, sit under the sun, hear some great music and enjoy your day.

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Sun 9 May
Echoes of Gold

Outdoor Stage

The talent and richness of the Gold Coast is shining bright in this massive (free) concert with a line-up of the Gold Coast’s best and brightest musical artists on the Outdoor Stage including Eliza & The Delusionals, Donny Love, San Mei, Alt Fiction, DENNIS. with DJ sets by Vices.

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Sun 9 May
Pop-up Markets

Outdoor Stage Exhibition Lawn

We’ve joined up with The Design Collective Markets to curate the best of the best Gold Coast makers and retailers to for you to explore in our local Village Markets. And we’re amplifying the local flavour by pairing with the tastiest food outlets and local brews.

Added bonus: It’s the perfect place to pick up an extra gift for Mother’s Day.

Gallery Launch Weekend

Everyone who books for the launch weekend will be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend stay in Sydney.

Enjoy two nights of flashy accommodation at Sydney QT with return flights included, so you can spend time with our southern neighbours before returning home to the GC where it’s all happening.

Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at


More FAQs about the Gallery and the Launch Weekend? Visit our FAQs page.