Clear your calendar – HOTA has a bumper schedule of exhibitions, activities and events coming up, and you won’t want to miss it.

Lyrical Landscapes

HOTA’s second major exhibition celebrates one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters, and living artists, William Robinson AO. In ‘Lyrical Landscapes,’ viewers will step into the untamed and awe-inspiring Gold Coast hinterland. Brisbane born and raised, Robinson took up residence on a 208-acre farm on the western slopes of Beechmont in 1984. The works he made there – giant canvases showing the majesty and power of the hinterland scenery – will transform the HOTA Gallery into a space of energy, vibrancy and quiet power. Guest curated by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, ‘Lyrical Landscapes’ and its accompanying program of events highlights – and celebrates – Robinson’s spiritual connection to the land.

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Rainbow Story Hour

HOTA’s Rainbow Story Hour program champions body positive, LGBTQIA+ role models of all different shapes, sizes and diversities, and encourages the imagination and play of childhood. Don’t miss…

  • Nadine Chemali on Friday August 20: Nadine Chemali is a writer, researcher and social worker. Nadine came to Australia as a child, fleeing war torn Beirut. She is dedicated to creating and nurturing communities, and facilitating discussions on identity, sexuality, displacement and representation. These are discourses she feels was missing from her own migrant upbringing in Australia. 
  • Hannah Brontë on Friday September 17: Hannah is an artist living and working on Yugambeh country. Hannah Bronte’s body of works explores the female experience, young women’s and mother’s journeys and spiritual connections. Her journey of self-discovery and the tangled layers of the human experience drive her to create dreamscapes exploring what could be .


  • Rebecca Ross on Friday October 15: Rebecca lives on Yugambeh country in Queensland’s southern Gold Coast where she works as an artist, curator, academic and as Director of THE WALLS ART SPACE, an Artist Run Initiative that she founded in 2013. Rebecca’s work is concerned with mapping the junctures of site, situation and sensation. 


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Little Artlab: Treasure Boxes

Calling all little collectors and lovers of treasured keepsakes. Make your own treasure box to keep your favourite small objects safe for the future, with contemporary artist Victoria Reichelt. Victoria is an artist who likes to make paintings of objects so we can remember them forever, even when we don’t use them anymore. Every Little ArtLab involves dress ups and a musical procession, followed by a making activity with a leading artist.

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