City Collection Online

#Explore the City Collection Online

For the first time you can now see the Gold Coast’s impressive City Collection online. While there’s currently just over 200 pieces online eventually the entire collection will be available on the database – this is just the beginning. You can search by artist, material, and even colour.


#About the City Collection

HOTA Gallery (formerly Gold Coast City Gallery) was established in 1986 and houses more than 4500 art works worth more than $32 million dollars, making it one of the largest art collections outside of an Australian capital city. A host of art prizes ensured the city collected the pick of artistic responses to contemporary trends, and it consequently reflects key developments in recent Australian art: abstraction; feminist art; Indigenous art; ceramics; and twenty-first-century photography.

Explore the collection

#Current Exhibitions



Highlights from HOTA’s Collection

From May 8

HOTA Collects: Material World
All Ages
Sat 3 Jun 2023 - Sun 19 May 2024

HOTA Collects: Material World

HOTA Collects: Made in Surfers Paradise
All Ages
Sun 3 Sep 2023 - Sun 7 Jul 2024

HOTA Collects: Made in Surfers Paradise

Donna Marcus, Radiate
All Ages
Sat 9 Dec 2023 - Sun 28 Apr 2024

Donna Marcus, Radiate

Curator Talks For Teachers
Thu 8 Feb - Thu 31 Oct

Curator Talks For Teachers

Abdul Abdullah A pleasant surprise (detail) 2023 
oil on linen, 102 cm x 76 cm 
Image courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery
All Ages
Sat 9 Mar - Sun 21 Jul

Kingdom of Kindness

Abdul Abdullah

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