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New Exhibitions. Massive Music Moments. Hands-On Exploration.

We're halfway through the year and it's time to feed your curiosity and re-energise for the second half of 2022. 

HOTA's Children's Gallery is home to a new exhibition dedicated to young artists and creatives in the making. Postcards from the Edge features the paintings of Martin Edge and brings the joy of family adventures to you!

Big dance moments are right around the corner when we welcome Sydney Dance Company and the Australian String Quartet to HOTA for Impermanence

The long wait is over when iconic Australian music duo Vika & Linda arrive at HOTA with Bobby Alu

Discover new adventures at HOTA in June. 

See What's On

#The Highlights

Postcards From the Edge

Sunny and happy holiday dreams come true!

Opens Sat 11 Jun

Impermanence

Featuring Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet

Sat 18 Jun

Vika & Linda with Bobby Alu

The long wait is over

Sat 11 Jun


#Comedy

Comedy is the backbone of society.

That said, HOTA is home to heavy hitters and laugh makers this month with our favourite comedians coming to play. 

Following a sellout tour in 2019, Isaac Butterfield is going for the Cancel Culture hat-trick and with The New Normal

Comic genius David Strassman is back with a brand new hilarious show The Chocolate Diet.

Luke Heggie may as well move into the Basement permanently. A regular on Saturdays drop in for Your Stupid (Encore)

Find Laughs
Isaac Butterfield

Isaac Butterfield

The New Normal

Sun 12 Jun

David Strassman

David Strassman

A Chocolate Diet

Thu 23 Jun

Luke Heggie

Luke Heggie

Your Stupid (Encore)

Sat 25 Jun


#Music

Every weekend is big on gigs in June. 

Acoustic sessions with Ben Lee is finally Lakeside. We can't wait to get Catch My Disease stuck in our heads for a month. 

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou bring great Australian sounds to the Theatre in a stacked weekend of iconic artists. 

Forty years on and their messages are more relevant than ever, Goanna are here to celebrate 40 Years of Spirit of Place.

Find Gigs
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

An acoustic session featuring the hits you love

Sat 4 Jun

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou

A group of great Australian musicians in one spot

Fri 10 Jun

Goanna

Goanna

Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit of Place

Sun 26 Jun


#HOTA Gallery

Thousands of visitors have poured through the doors of HOTA Gallery and made their way through Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition. Taking in the mammoth models from Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught and his incredible team, there's still plenty of time to make the journey yourself. 

Looking to get hands-on? Drawing for Life makes it's return with a bang! Artists of all skill levels are invited to a night of arty expression with a side of rosé.

Every month HOTA Gallery open the doors to a safe creative space for art making creative play and exploration for adults who identify with disability with Sunroom. No prior art making experience necessary, just a willingness to engage your imagination, curiosity and sense of play. 

Find Gallery
Sunroom

Sunroom

A safe creative space for art making creative play and exploration for adults who identify with disability

Wed 4 Jun

Drawing for Life

Drawing for Life

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

Thu 23 Jun


#Family

Fun times for families are on the cards for June! 

From storytelling to ArtLab creations, encourage young passions at your Home of the Arts.

Bricktionary spills out of Gallery 1 and into The Studio with ArtLabs making the most of the humble LEGO® brick. Learn to create your own artwork using a LEGO® brick as your tool and create a piece of wearable art fusing together your creativity, imagination and LEGO® bricks of every colour. 

Little ones can settle in for a story read by authors Jessica Walton and Scott Stuart. Full of fun, play and freedom! 

Find Family
Painting with LEGO®

Painting with LEGO®

LEGO® MASTERS Andrew and Damian, will guide you as you learn how to use LEGO® bricks to create your own artwork!

Sat 11 Jun

Reading the Rainbow and Teddy Bears Picnic

Reading the Rainbow and Teddy Bears Picnic

Join superstar authors and advocates Jessica Walton and Scott Stuart in a day for stories, dressing up and being proud, queer, and free.

Sat 11 Jun

Wearable LEGO®

Wearable LEGO®

Make magnificent and adaptable LEGO® Brick sculptures you can wear!

Wed 8 Jun & Wed 29 Jun


#Community

Community is on our mind every month, but June has some special moments to bring us together. 

Support local creatives and producers with the HOTA Hawker Night Markets and HOTA Famers and Artisan Markets

Come together for a Friday afternoon frosty and unwind with live music from Gold Coast musicians at Fridays on the Lawn

Find Community
HOTA Hawker Night Markets

HOTA Hawker Night Markets

Join us for an electric evening experience and street feast to remember!

Sat 18 Jun


#Digital sessions. Always Free. Always Available.

Our growing library of digital activities, streamed events and City Collection Online lets your bring HOTA home.

Now featuring big conversations streamed directly to your device, ArtLabs to get you creating at home (and for free) and HOTA Gallery bringing our biggest pieces to you wherever you are. 

Unlimited arts. Unlimited culture. Unlimited possibilities. 

Discover HOTA Digtial

City Collection Online

Explore artworks online

Highlights of HOTA Gallery. Open 24/7.

A Better Future for All

A Better Future for All

Big Conversations. Stream it wherever you are.

In partnership with Griffith University

Workshops Online

Workshops Online

ArtLabs and Responding and Making Workshops

Bring creativity back home


#Find Your Feast

An option for all tastes, find a feast at Palette, The Exhibitionist Bar of HOTA Café. No matter your desire, we have the perfect place to fill your cravings.  

HOTA CAFÈ

GREAT CONVERSATION EVEN BETTER COFFEE

SEE OPENING HOURS


#Your Next Big Adventure

Start planning ahead and add some big names, big sounds, and big experiences to your calendar. Here's a few things to add to your list.

See What's Coming
Those Who Rock

Hundreds of Guitarists. One Outdoor Stage.

Sun 3 Jul

Come From Away
Upcoming

Come From Away

The global phenomenon comes to HOTA on the Gold Coast this July.

Thu 7 - Sun 24 July

Underground Festival

Live beyond your expectations of art

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Jul


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