Complete your Gallery journey with a trip to the HOTA Shop.
From enamel pins, to postcards, magnets, and specially commissioned works from the artists surrounding you, you’re bound to find a little piece of HOTA to take with you. A rotating inventory of wares inspired by the exhibitions will ensure there’s always something for you to collect. Memories, gifts, and items to inspire creativity; the HOTA Shop is your opportunity to hunt for the perfect item.
The perfect ending to your next visit, you can find the HOTA Shop on the Ground level of the Gallery.
Artists featured in HOTA Shop include:
Located in the NSW Northern Rivers region, Amanda is a contemporary artist who uses clay, her hands and her heart to create awareness about environmental and social issues in our world.
Amanda has created beautifully crafted hand-built Koala and Blue-faced honey eater plant pots, made from local Earthenware clays and handmade raku glazes exclusively for HOTA.
Aiming to create awareness about extinction and bushfires, Amanda is committing $5 of every Koala pot sold to Friends of the Koala based in Lismore, NSW.
Villa Rustica Ceramics are created by Greg Furney who handcrafts elegant, functional and timeless tableware in his Studio in the Byron Bay Hinterland.
Inspired by rural surrounds these simple beautiful pieces are characterised by a smooth glazed surface with a distinctive textured underside that’s formed in the handmaking process.
Thea Skelsey works is a visual and textile artist creating slow-made, hand-painted designs.
‘My inspiration comes from my home on the Gold Coast, from experiencing other cultures and countries, and from the people around me. I disguise big life lessons as art, as well as simply wanting to capture the feeling of the coast’
Thea has created a limited-edition screen print and bags made from flags used at the 2020 SCOOP! festival exclusively for HOTA.
Larissa designs and creates distinctive artwork and small batch cup collections from her home studio; a reclaimed underground bunker, on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Relying on organic textures rather than glazes contrast has always been an important element in Larissa’s work as she investigates transformation of ceramic materials by exploiting porcelain’s possibilities and boundaries. Each vessel she makes captures pockets of raw stoneware, colour, rocks and minerals within a pattern inlay.
Larissa has created one-off ceramics for HOTA, inspired by the colours of HOTA.
Samuel Leighton-Dore is an Australian writer, director and visual artist based on the Gold Coast.
He’s created these hand built, engraved and glazed colourful tiles for HOTA as a
gift that hugs back, and a celebration of vulnerability on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Mari Hirata is a visual artist, designer and metalsmith based in Brisbane. Originally from the Gold Coast she creates wearable pieces with sterling silver, gemstones, pearls, paper and found objects.
Mari has a distinct style that responds to her surroundings and relational concepts, while reflecting the aesthetics and sensibilities of her Japanese cultural heritage.
‘I would describe my work as an amalgamation of symmetry and the organic – I’m always looking for a balance between simplicity and playfulness. Collections often reflect natural and man-made landscapes while drawing on the aesthetic sensibilities of my Japanese heritage.’
Each To Own
Each To Own is a Northern NSW based jewellery design company specialising in bright and bold pieces for everyday wear.
These pieces, inspired the 70s Gold Coast neon signs, have been created exclusively for HOTA.
Brisbane designer Kimi Schieren’s collection features hand-made brightly coloured fauna and flora inspired oversized earrings.
These fun and contemporary shell earrings were created exclusively for HOTA.
Passionate about sustainability, sourcing recycled metals and ethical stores for her designs Holly uses recycled materials in her Sydney and Sunshine Coast studios to create beautiful wearable pieces.
Holly’s closed loop recycling initiative allows customers to return their pre-loved pieces in exchange for store credit, or to be redesigned by Holly.
Ebony’s minimalist and understated designs demonstrate a contemporary and distinctive aesthetic.
A proud descendant of Kamilaori and Dunghutti people, Ebony draws inspiration from her cultural background when creating her hand-crafted pieces from her studio in Brisbane.
Claudia De Salvo
Claudia De Salvo is a ceramic artist whose practice explores the sculptural, conceptual, and functional potential of the medium.
Her collections of warped and altered vessels are created through a combination of wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Her making process explores the relationship between serendipity and intention.
Spontaneous gestures are often used to alter her forms after they are thrown, allowing them to organically fold and collapse inwards. The hand-rolled coils that adorn the surface of her pieces are the artist’s way of thoughtfully responding to these spontaneous gestures.
Fiona Watson celebrates the local history of the Gold Coast in her relief prints.
Fiona’s work is informed by the nostalgia of the older Gold Coast lifestyle and the holidays people enjoyed here. Fiona documents, preserves, and reflects upon these older homes and holiday flats. Many of Fiona’s works are the last record of these homes, with many been redeveloped into high-rises and modern buildings.