GC icon Carlotta showcased on new mural at HOTA

Gold Coast icon, fearless cabaret dancer and LGBTQ activist, Carlotta, was the inspiration behind a brand new mural now on show at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Local artist Courtenay McCue was commissioned by HOTA to create the vibrant new mural on the Duchamp Wall.

The artwork, which is known as The Queen of the Cross, offers a chronicle of Carlotta’s life and emulates an issue of Life magazine.


To create the work, Courtenay used a her signature style of layered street art treatments, including stencils, pastes ups, and hand-written messages.

In addition to creating the mural, Courtenay will also host a workshop for kids at HOTA – ArtLab: Stencil Stars on 9 March. During the workshop, young artists will create a layered artwork using spray paint and stencils under her direction.

The mural at HOTA is Courtenay’s biggest work to date. Locals may have seen her work at the S.O.F.A Gallery in Currumbin and she also created a mural for the Level Up Gallery in Coolangatta last year.