Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Opens Sat 25 Nov

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Step into HOTA Gallery this summer as Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street charts the design and cultural journey of sneakers. Discover the footwear phenomenon that’s challenged performance design, inspired subcultures, and shaken the world of fashion. 

From trainers originally designed for specific athletic activities like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the Puma Disc, and Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, discover how sneakers like the Reebok InstaPump Fury, the Vans Half Cab, and the Asics Gel Lyte III have become cultural symbols of our times. 

Take a journey through the design process behind today’s most inventive shoes, a brand using blockchain certification, and the world’s first biologically active shoes developed by MIT Design Lab and Biorealize for Puma.  

Delve into the lucrative resale market that’s currently valued at $10 billion, before reliving the high-fashion reinvention of sneakers by Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, and Y-3 and runway looks from A-COLD-WALL* and CRAIG GREEN.

Uncover the icons and collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene over the years from Michael Jordan to Run-DMC, experience visuals and graphic work, and discover the designers working to make the industry more sustainable. 

Exhibition Major Partner Pacific Fair 

Exhibition Corporate Partners Royal Carribean International, Southern Cross University and Veracity Business Solutions

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Opens Sat 25 Nov
Gallery 1
All Ages
Film content in the exhibition includes some coarse language.
Sessions from 10am-3pm
Adult $23
Concession $19
Any Day, Any Time $26
HOTA Members $17
Youth (5-17 years) $10
Family (two kids + two adults) $49
Season Pass $44

#Any Day Any Time Tickets

Visit the exhibition, any day, any time.

Visit the exhibition, any day, any time.


With our Any Day, Any Time tickets, you'll be able to use your ticket to visit the exhibition any day, any time - not guaranteed immediate entry, and may need to queue. Limited amount available. This ticket is only redeemable for a one-time entry.


#Sneakers Unboxed Season Pass

Visit the exhibition any day, any time, again and again.

Visit the exhibition any day, any time, again and again.


With our Sneakers Unboxed Season Pass, you'll be able to use your ticket to visit the exhibition any day, any time, again and again. This ticket is only available for Sneakers Unboxed : Studio to Street and cannot be used for any future ticketed exhibitions at HOTA, Home of the Arts. This ticket does not guarantee immediate entry, and you may need to queue.
*Exhibition entry only, does not include entry to Up Late or other special Gallery events associated with Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street.




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