Artists announced for major new commission
As part of our commitment to supporting local artist we fast-tracked a $100,000 commission earlier this year for Gold Cast artists (and those with a strong local connection) to create a body of work to be shown in, and around, the brand new HOTA Gallery mid next year.
We received more than 330 applications, which goes to show the strength of practice currently on the Gold Coast. 20 local artists have been selected to create a body of new work including:
CJ Anderson | Mary Elizabeth Barron | Elliot Bastianon | Ali Bezer | Kirsty Bruce | Michael Candy | Aaron Chapman | Abbey McCulloch | Mimi Dennett | Claudia De Salvo | Erica Gray | Jason Haggerty | Libby Harward | Jacob, Isaac and Lachlan Hough | Samuel Leighton-Dore | Nicola Moss | Lisa Sorbie Martin | Hiromi Tango | Heath Wae | Whatumanawa Collective
The selected artists include both established and emerging Australian artists who have a strong connection to the Gold Coast and who will create new works that reflect the diversity of the region.
Well known Australian artists including Hiromi Tango, Michael Candy, Samuel Leighton-Dore and Libby Harward will be exhibited alongside locally recognised artists and collectives. They will create artwork for the city’s new gallery including sculpture, weaving, textiles, ceramics, performance, painting, photography, video, and installation works.
The artists were selected by a panel made up of leading Australian cultural figures including, Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director of HOTA Gallery, Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Liz Nowell, Director of the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Brisbane, Sam Creyton from the City of Gold Coast Arts & Culture unit and members of the HOTA Gallery Curatorial Team.
The call-out was for ambitious and locally engaged but globally aware creatives with a significant link to the Gold Coast region, who share the belief that art has the power to unite, challenge, transform and delight and we can’t wait to see these artist’s work in (and around) the new HOTA Gallery once it opens next year!