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City Collection Online

#Explore the City Collection Online

For the first time you can now see the Gold Coast’s impressive City Collection online. While there’s currently just over 200 pieces online eventually the entire collection will be available on the database – this is just the beginning. You can search by artist, material, and even colour.


#About the City Collection

HOTA Gallery (formerly Gold Coast City Gallery) was established in 1986 and houses more than 4500 art works worth more than $32 million dollars, making it one of the largest art collections outside of an Australian capital city. A host of art prizes ensured the city collected the pick of artistic responses to contemporary trends, and it consequently reflects key developments in recent Australian art: abstraction; feminist art; Indigenous art; ceramics; and twenty-first-century photography.

Explore the collection

#Current Exhibitions



Highlights from HOTA’s Collection

From May 8

HOTA Collects: Showcases
Sat 10 Apr 2021 - Mon 10 Apr 2023

HOTA Collects: Showcases

Postcards from the Edge
All Ages
Energies 22
All Ages
Sat 10 Sep - Sun 23 Oct

Energies 22

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