HOTA’s your playground for a fun-filled summer where you can pick ‘n’ mix from a program bursting with art and play.
The program kicks off in December with HOTA Gallery’s inaugural summer exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer, a chance to strap on your skates for our pop-up Roller Rink, and a menu of summer classics in our Pick ‘N’ Mix Bar on the Concert Lawn.
Rolling into January, enjoy three weeks of gallery tours, lawn games, giant sprinklers, open-air cinema, and a line-up of incredible concerts on the Outdoor Stage.
Mix in some stops across the HOTA precinct – hands-on making activities in our dedicated Children’s Gallery, sundowners with rooftop views at The Exhibitionist Bar, art-inspired foodie experiences at Palette Restaurant, and cooling dips in the HOTA Lake armed with your favourite summer floaties.
Whether you’re looking to be entertained, try something new, reconnect with loved ones, or just spend the summer soaking in rays and discovering art, indoors and out – we’ve got the day out for you, at what’s fast become Australia’s best contemporary cultural playground.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts
Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer
From 18 Dec
Retro-infused moments, enchanting other-worldly scenes, streaks of mythology and pop culture, and nods to the spirit of a Gold Coast summer – HOTA Gallery’s major exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer is bold, beautiful, a bit cheeky, and created with love.
Sat 27 Nov 2021 – Mon 18 Apr 2022
A whimsically vibrant dumpling dreamscape full of fun, discovery, and adventure. Brought to life by the wonderfully imaginative YEAHYEAHCHLOE, Dumpling Dreams plops youngsters (and the young-at-heart) into a wildly colourful world complete with delicious new sidekicks. Featuring Augmented Reality experiences and interactive activities, you’re only limited by your imagination.
Soundtrack Cinema | Bowie x Labyrinth
Sat 15 Jan 2022
Soundtrack Cinema – where live gigs meet open-air cinema. Experience the best of Bowie performed by Gold Coast supergroup HaydenGoSeek and The Good Band, before a trip to visit the Goblin King himself with a screening of the 1986 classic musical fantasy Labyrinth.
We’re committed to the celebrating the best Australia has to offer – from the performers on stage, to Palette’s locally sourced ingredients and art-inspired menu. Located on the Ground floor of HOTA Gallery, Palette is the Gold Coast’s newest fine dining experience. Book your table and complete your night.
Sat 26 Feb
In celebration of this genre which encompasses soul, blues, reggae, folk and more, a star-studded line up of roots artists will set the scene for a perfect family Sunday of sunshine, music, food and drinks, all on the Outdoor Stage at HOTA. What a way to welcome the Queensland Summer.