Please note, masks are recommended during your visit to HOTA.

Drawing for Life

Fourth Thursday Monthly
Drawing for Life

Drawing for Life

Your monthly drawing practice amongst friends and artists served with deluxe food and drinks at HOTA’s rooftop bar.

Each month we invite leading artists and performers to curate poses, subjects and performances for you to draw. Artists from all genres of art star, posing models,  and vignettes for you to practice, with our materials provided. 

Relax and unwind with short, guided drawing warm-ups, followed by long and sustained poses or still life subjects, with help from our team of artist educators. Whether you are new to drawing or are one of the greats, all abilities are welcome to enjoy this unique and artful experience of the city at night.

Ella May Fitzgerald

Ellamay Khongroj Fitzgerald is an emerging artist based on Yugambeh Country. Her lens based practice spans across photography, video and new media with an ongoing exploration into her dual Australian and Thai heritage. Ellamay's work is largely influenced by her lived experiences growing up mixed-race on the Gold Coast and perceptions of culture, identity and place as a second generation Asian Australian.

August and September
Deb Mostert

Mostert’s contemporary art practice is 30 years young and involves drawing, painting, sculpture and public art. Her work has been built around the search for collected personal objects, a love of natural history and curated public museum collections which can become quirky and crisp conversations around memory, collection, curation, and value. Her daily habit of drawing in a sketchbook feeds her practice.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Fourth Thursday Monthly
HOTA Gallery
All tickets $35
Thu 28 July - 6:30pm
Tue 30 August - 6:30pm
Thu 29 September - 6:30pm

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.