12 Fabulous Reasons To Visit Home Of The Arts In Queensland

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WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT HOTA
- Home Of The Arts

Surfers Paradise is renowned for its beaches and water activities, famous for sun and surf, and are the main reasons why most people flock here for holidays. But, if you’re looking for a change of pace during your time on the Gold Coast, Australia, then HOTA, Home Of The Arts, is the perfect place for a bit of art and culture.

Here are 12 fabulous reasons to visit Home Of The Arts in Queensland and suggestions on things to see and do there.

  1. Enjoy the gorgeous parklands, lake and beach at HOTA, which are perfect for walks, biking and swimming and water activities, very popular spot with young families.
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    HOTA lake
  2. Explore HOTA Gallery where there are 5 levels of modern Australian art on display which feature more than 4500 art works.
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    HOTA gallery displays
  3. Catch a Movie at the HOTA Cinema where you can see mainstream and foreign films.
  4. Go to a Concert at HOTA held at the outdoor stage with local and international guests playing.
  5. Attend a Theatre show and see performing arts, including ballet, comedy, acrobatics, musicals and more.
  6. Take part in one of the Workshops at HOTA, such as craft, yoga, or drawing.
  7. Go to one of the Talks held by various speakers on topics of general interest.
  8. Take the kids to the Children’s Gallery to encourage interaction with art.
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    Children’s gallery at HOTA
  9. Shop at the HOTA Market held every Sunday morning where various stalls selling all types of local artisan foods and crafts, as well as live music is on offer for your enjoyment.
  10. Get along to Fridays On The Lawn, featuring local musicians playing.
  11. Saturday mornings there is a Park Run from HOTA gardens for all to participate in. 
  12. Dine and drink at the Restaurant, Cafe, or Bar at HOTA.
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    Exhibitionist Bar at HOTA Gallery

Photos of HOTA

Home of the Arts, HOTA, Queensland
Bridge over Nerang River to HOTA
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Beach at HOTA
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Outdoor stage and concert lawn at HOTA
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View of Surfers Paradise from the galleries
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HOTA Gallery roof top bar - Exhibitionist Bar
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HOTA lake
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Entrance to HOTA
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HOTA Gallery
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View of Surfers Paradise from the galleries
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View from the bar at HOTA
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Tobi the Koala at HOTA

Important Information about Home Of The Arts

Address: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Gallery: open everyday with free entry.

What’s on: check website.

Tickets: for shows and events book online.

Stunning artwork at HOTA Gallery

I had a lovely time browsing the halls at HOTA Gallery. Here is a small selection of some of my favourite pieces I saw that captivated my attention.  Of course, the photos don’t do them justice. You really have to visit Home Of The Arts to see these grand pieces of creative art in person.

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The Rainforest, by William Robinson
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Running Drop Kick, by Richard Larter
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Shimmering Summer bouquets from across the Tasman, by Reuben Paterson
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Out of the darkness, by Franz Kempf
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Mothering Garden, by Kathy Temin
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Iris, The Messenger, by Sam Jinks

The huge display of Iris, The Messenger is in a room of its own and she actually looks real. Her gorgeous wings are 24 carat gold plated.

Finally

So if you haven’t been to HOTA already, make sure to get along and visit some of the wonderful things happening at Queensland’s premier art precinct. You are sure to enjoy many of the exciting exhibitions, events, shows, activities and social gatherings in the program at HOTA throughout the year.

You can get to HOTA by walking from the centre of Surfers Paradise, car, or the Hopo ferry.

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