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.

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 11 April

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Special Session in the Paradise Showroom

Come and sketch two beautiful Queens, Martini Ice and Chocolate Boxx, inspired by Australian movie royalty, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. We are joined by four-piece string band, The Hugo Weavers as they play all our favourite Priscilla musical moments and many more.

Take the opportunity to frock on, draw, draw, draw, enjoy the live music, treat yourself to something from the bar, and capture the models and musicians in an in-the-round setting.

Due to popular demand, this larger than life drawing session, will be held in the Paradise Showroom with extended capacity.

This Life Drawing Session supports the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits on display in the HOTA gallery from 2 March to 28 April 2019 and the Gold Coast Film Festival 3-14 Apr 2019. The exhibition features the original Thong Dress from Priscilla Queen of the Desert plus many iconic imagery and stills from the film.

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The Hugo Weavers
Musical chameleons of the Gold Coast, they have been known to weave through genres like Agent Smith weaves through the matrix. Usually, they are found performing with gypsy jazz band Cigany Weaver, but when they go into Hugo mode, you can expect anything from Mariachi music, country and western or disco.

Thursday 9 May

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John is one of the Gold Coast’s newest and most promising musical duos. Sisters Amy and Lucy have been singing together all their lives and as fans of many different genres of music, from acoustic folk and jazz to rock, their harmonies and style are uniquely captivating. Their distinctive original music, as well as the ability put their own spin on songs that you know and love, is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Thursday 13 June

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Lady Finger
Unlike the fruit, Lady Finger are in season all year around. This two piece outfit provide a foot-stomping mix of rock n roll and blues. With a booming voice and tasty melodies, fruity jams are assured for your ear pleasure.

Thursday 11 July

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Eats & Drinks before, during or after?

We highly recommend booking at our Café.

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