Galleries 2, 3 & 4
Showcasing over 100 works from HOTA’s Collection across three galleries HOTA Collects reflects key developments in Australian art over the past 50 years including abstraction, feminist art, Indigenous art, ceramics, and twenty-first-century photography.
#A Souvenir From Paradise
Lower Ground, HOTA Gallery
From the golden nostalgia of Summer holidays, long weekends away, and international dreams of a beach-side paradise – the Gold Coast has long since held a mythical allure on the world stage, and a dedicated passion for those who made the region their home. Our Lower Ground Showcase has been curated from the HOTA Souvenir Collection with pieces from the 1940s to 1990s that speak to the history of tourism on the Gold Coast.
#Peter Cooley: Birds and Busted Guts
Level 5, HOTA Gallery
On Level 5, explore the work of Australian ceramicist Peter Cooley. The showcase features a series of birds and natural forms inspired by childhood memories of the concrete animals and rubber-tyre sculptures that dotted many Australian front yards in the 50s. This collection of Cooley’s artworks is rich in texture, rendered in vivid colour and lustrous glazes, straddling the line where art meets kitsch with an almost childlike exuberance.
All the works have been generously donated by Peter Cooley through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program except for one work which was the winner of the 27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Award 2010.
HOTA has received grant funding from the Australian Government, under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program administered by Austrade to support this program.