SOLID GOLD - HOTA Gallery opening


8 MAY - 4 JUL 2021

The new HOTA Gallery’s first ever major exhibition premieres new works indoors and out, celebrating the diversity, richness and ambition of the Gold Coast.

The exhibition features a variety of artforms including sculpture, weaving, textiles, ceramics, painting, photography, video, and installation. And with works presented in Gallery 1, around the public spaces of the Gallery, and outdoors – we’re literally bursting with great art around every corner.

They remind us of the beauty of the landscape, capturing it through a local lens. In a city that is ever developing, they also examine our sometime fraught relationship with the nature and, optimistically, they show us how as individuals we might relate more harmoniously to this wonderful world around us.

Solid Gold was curated following a call out seeking the best and brightest visual artists with strong ties to the Gold Coast, and showcases the thriving (and growing) creative wealth of the region. The 2021 $100,000 opportunity was fast tracked earlier this year to support artists financially when they needed it most.

Be part of this momentous occasion and explore new works from some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary creatives as they present a rich and varied portrait of our city and beyond.


CJ Anderson
Mary Elizabeth Barron
Elliot Bastianon
Ali Bezer
Kirsty Bruce
Michael Candy
Aaron Chapman
Abbey McCulloch
Mimi Dennett
Claudia De Salvo

Erica Gray
Jason Haggerty
Libby Harward
JIL Studio
Samuel Leighton-Dore
Nicola Moss
Lisa Sorbie Martin
Hiromi Tango
Whatu Manawa Collective

Image: Opening night of Solid Gold at HOTA Gallery, Nicola Moss with her installation 'Local Air' 2021.