Explore the 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.

The Gold Coast has inspired a wealth of artists who have either resided here or come as visitors and found pause for reflection in the sights and wonders of the region, and this rounds out a fulsome collection for our entrepreneurial city. Please note that not all art works are currently viewable on this website. This is an ongoing project with art works being added over time. For any queries regarding artwork not on this website, please contact the Gallery Registration Officer.

Highlights from our collection


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