Gold Coast’s impactful Home of the Arts (HOTA) has now confirmed the 20 Australian artists that will make up the inaugural exhibition program for the venue’s new $60.5 million HOTA Gallery in April 2021.
Although it feels like forever away right now, the energetic cultural precinct is looking forward to next year [as we all are] with what will be the largest presentation of new works by Gold Coast artists ever undertaken by the Queensland arts institution. On show will be both established and emerging artists who have strong connections to the iconic beach city.
“HOTA is committed to supporting Australian artists – now more than ever – and we are excited to bring together this group of extraordinary artists who each have unique and fascinating connections to the Gold Coast,” offered Criena Gehrke, Chief Executive Officer of HOTA, Home of the Arts. “This $100,000 commissioning opportunity enables HOTA to put a spotlight on the incredible creatives on our doorstep and Australian artists with a strong connection to the region.”
Established Australia artists like Hiromi Tango, Michael Candy, Samuel Leighton-Dore and Libby Harwood will have some of their works highlighted in the gallery-opening exhibition, taking visitors through a variety of genres including sculpture, weaving, textiles, ceramics, performance, painting, photography, video and installation works. Locally recognised artists and collectives will also be a part of the exhibition, bringing a strong sense of Gold Coast identity to what will be the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia.
HOTA Gallery will become the permanent home for the $32 million “City Collection”, whilst presenting international exhibitions exclusive to Australia alongside an ongoing commitment to present the work of local artists. The six-level project will have over 2000-square metres of museum-standard exhibition space and is the centrepiece of the Gold Coast’s Cultural Precinct Masterplan which outlines the evolution of the precinct over the next 10-15 years as the city’s artistic and cultural needs grow.
For more information about the new gallery and the selected artists click here.
Photo: Hiromi Tango / Shot by Greg Piper.