Drawing for Life

Fourth Thursday Monthly
Drawing for Life

Drawing for Life

Each month we invite leading artists and performers to curate poses, subjects and performances for you to draw.

Relax and unwind with short, guided drawing warm-ups, followed by long and sustained poses or still life subjects, with help from our guest artist and team of artist educators.

Ticket includes one complimentary beverage from a selected drinks menu, with food and drinks available to purchase throughout the session.

Whether you’re new to drawing or one of the greats, all abilities are welcome to enjoy this unique and artful experience. All materials provided.

Doors open from 6pm.

June

Join four of our resident artists from HOTA's award winning ArtKeeper program: Tal, Lisa, Loki and Sam for a smorgasbord of drawing prompts and provocations. Over the course of the night through a series of drawing set-ups and exercises, we will be privy to the range of artistic practises of these artists and their areas of interest, including poetry, theatre and themes relating to the Gold Coast.  

July

Join artist Nicola Hooper for a Drawing for Life workshop that blends traditional techniques with contemporary ideas. In this drawing session classical props and animal specimens converge. In the midst of an opulent, gilt frame and luxurious, red, velvet drapery, immerse yourself in the fusion of traditional drawing techniques and the exploration of human-animal dynamics.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Dates
Fourth Thursday Monthly
Where
HOTA Gallery
Duration
2 hrs and 30 mins
Tickets
All Tickets $35
Times
Thu 22 February - 6:30pm
Thu 21 March - 6:30pm
Thu 18 April - 6:30pm
Thu 23 May - 6:30pm
Thu 27 June - 6:30pm

#Artist Bios

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

June (ArtKeeper)

Lisa is a theatre maker, director, actor and writer who's worked locally, nationally and internationally for the last 20 years. In 2012 Lisa returned to the Gold Coast where she founded White Rabbit Theatre (WRT).

Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle

June (ArtKeeper)

Loki is a proud Jabirr Jabirr man and Storyteller. His practise includes being the lead singer and songwriter of the Gold Coast based alt-rock band Selve, a written and spoken word poet, a writer and a First Nations arts practitioner with over four years in the sector managing and delivering large-scale arts projects and multi-year programs through his roles at Digi Youth Arts and Blak Social.

Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore

June (ArtKeeper)

Samuel is a multidisciplinary artist and screenwriter based on the Gold Coast. Working predominantly across ceramics, illustration and animation, he’s interested in combining traditional mediums with on-screen storytelling, bringing a sense of heart and humour to complex themes of identity, sexuality and mental health.

Tal Fitzpatrick

Tal Fitzpatrick

June (ArtKeeper)

Tal (she/her) holds a PhD from the Victorian College of the Arts (2018) and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from Griffith University (2010). Tal’s best known for her creative and academic work in the field of craftivism, as exemplified by her Changemaker banners (2023) currently on display at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Nicola Hooper

Nicola Hooper

July

Nicola is a Meanjin/Logan artist who lives and works on the land of the Yuggera people. Using drawing and lithography Hooper explores the intricate tapestry of human-animal relationships with a focus on our perceptions of animals, especially in relation to pathogen transmission. Hooper delves into the complexities of this dynamic through her art. She narrates both historical and contemporary accounts of zoonotic transmission intertwining them with mythological narratives.


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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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