Life Drawing at HOTA

Life drawing at HOTA combines a muse, music and magnificent art.

The two-and-a-half-hour session combines live music and drawing to inspire creativity and allow participants to surrender to their surroundings.

Hosted by talented local artist Rebecca Cunningham, Life Drawing at HOTA is an opportunity to draw the human figure in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.

The workshops are held on the second Thursday of every month in The Basement

Models, live music, basic art materials and light refreshments are provided. Drinks available purchase at the bar.

All are welcome, whether you have drawn your whole life or never before. Come along and give it a try!

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Thursday 8 November

Cowboy Spaziale
Built from a fusion of Latin American folk music, classical guitar and jazz upright bass, ‘Cowboy Spaziale’ is an exciting new instrumental duo from instrumentalists Liam Butler and Julian Holland. Join us as they explore their love for the music of Latin America, re-inventing folk tunes and pushing the boundaries of modern interpretation.

Thursday 13 December

The Yams
The Yams are a three-piece Improv Jam (Yam) Band, tailoring Jazz, Blues and Funk grooves to entertain the masses.

Thursday 10 January

Planet Clare
Planet Clare is multi-instrumentalist Clare Cowley crafting songs with soul, quirks that remind of Joan As Police Woman & a clear blues vocal hinting at Bonnie Raitt. Listen at

Thursday 14 February

Matthew Armitage
Folksy blues and roots artist and singer-songwriter Matthew Armitage has created a style all of his own. His nylon acoustic guitar sounds like a South Pacific blues band, his foot stomp is a modified cajon drum with 60’s tambourine and his voice is steeped in the blues tradition. He has also studied jazz, Brazilian music, classical guitar, early rock’n’roll, learned to busk in Berlin / New York and grew up in New Zealand. In 2018 he released his first solo album New Tide followed by a 26 date Australian tour supporting songwriter legend Pete Murray.

Thursday 14 March

French and Lawless
Virtuosity meets emotional soundscapes with the Gold Coast’s most dynamic guitar duo Felicity Lawless and Scotty French. Fusing musics of the world with folk, reggae and heart-wrenching harmonies creates a delectable auditory experience for every palate.

Eats & Drinks before, during or after?

We highly recommend booking at our Café.

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