Pick ‘N’ Mix: Your Ultimate Summer at HOTA

HOTA’s your playground for a fun-filled summer where you can pick ‘n’ mix from a program bursting with art and play. 

The program kicks off in December with HOTA Gallery’s inaugural summer exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer, a chance to strap on your skates for our pop-up Roller Rink, and a menu of summer classics in our Pick ‘N’ Mix Bar on the Concert Lawn.  

Rolling into January, enjoy three weeks of gallery tours, lawn games, giant sprinklers, open-air cinema, and a line-up of incredible concerts on the Outdoor Stage. 

Mix in some stops across the HOTA precinct – hands-on making activities in our dedicated Children’s Gallery, sundowners with rooftop views at The Exhibitionist Bar, art-inspired foodie experiences at Palette Restaurant, and cooling dips in the HOTA Lake armed with your favourite summer floaties. 

Whether you’re looking to be entertained, try something new, reconnect with loved ones, or just spend the summer soaking in rays and discovering art, indoors and out – we’ve got the day out for you, at what’s fast become Australia’s best contemporary cultural playground. 

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

PROGRAM:

Dumpling Dreams

Sat 27 Nov 2021 – Mon 18 Apr 2022
A whimsically vibrant dumpling dreamscape full of fun, discovery, and adventure. Brought to life by the wonderfully imaginative YEAHYEAHCHLOE, Dumpling Dreams plops youngsters (and the young-at-heart) into a wildly colourful world complete with delicious new sidekicks. Featuring Augmented Reality experiences and interactive activities, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Roller Rink
10 Dec – 23 Jan
Let the good times roll this summer as HOTA’s pop-up roller skating rink offers the ultimate fun these school holidays.

Playing Summer: Lawn Games
10 Jan- 28 Jan
Play your days away with decked-out versions of your summer favourites on the HOTA Lawns.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer
From 18 Dec
Retro-infused moments, enchanting other-worldly scenes, streaks of mythology and pop culture, and nods to the spirit of a Gold Coast summer – HOTA Gallery’s major exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer is bold, beautiful, a bit cheeky, and created with love.

Roller Nights
Thu 13 & Thu 20 Jan
Don your roller skates, blades or scoot shoes and wheel your way to HOTA for a fun social skate night in the outdoors, complete with DJ and pop-up bar.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Fridays on the Big Lawn
Fri 14, Fri 21, Fri 28 Jan
Fridays on the Lawn is getting bigger for summer. Hit the bar, hear the sounds, and welcome a big weekend.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Free Art Fridays
Fri 14, 21, 28 Jan
From couch talks and hands on making, to tours with a twist. HOTA Gallery is open late Fridays to bring a touch of art and culture to the start of your weekend.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Soundtrack Cinema | Bowie x Labyrinth
Sat 15 Jan
Soundtrack Cinema – where live gigs meet open-air cinema. Experience the best of Bowie performed by Gold Coast supergroup HaydenGoSeek and The Good Band, before a trip to visit the Goblin King himself with a screening of the 1986 classic musical fantasy Labyrinth.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Soundtrack Cinema | 80s Rock x Rock of Ages
Sun 16 Jan 
Lloyd Handsome and The Shiny Boys kick off an 80s rock love fest on the Outdoor Stage followed by a screening of the jukebox comedy music Rock of Ages – costumes encouraged!
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Summer Yoga Flow
Sun 16, 23 & 30 Jan
Settle into relaxed Sundays when early summer mornings meet the movement and sounds of sunrise.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Let’s Organise Your Leisure
Thu 20 – Sat 23 Jan
Celebrate summer fun around the HOTA lake with pool noodles, yoga mats and other “materials of leisure”. Join local artist Kathy Mackey and the LOYL team on a morning walk to discover and collect sculptural materials from along the shore before working as part of a team to build some floating works of art.

Confidence Man + Jaguar Jonze
Sat 22 Jan
It’s Confidence Man and Jaguar Jonze on the Outdoor Stage. Why haven’t you gotten your tickets yet?
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Art Mixtape Mini Film Festival
Sat 22 and Sun 23 Jan
The Art Mixtape Mini Film Festival is inspired by HOTA’S current exhibition – showing movies including The BirdMan, North by Northwest, Gidget and Surfs Up with options for the whole family. Catch this 2 day event while you can!

Press Play: Sunday Sessions
Sun 23 & 30 Jan
Looking for an Outdoor Sunday session with chilled vibes? We got you. Cold drinks. DJ grooves. Sweet days outdoors.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

Brazilian Heat
Sat 29 Jan
Find the bold brass and beats of a Brazilian Summer and keep your season spicy with HOTA.
**EVENT UPDATE** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to uncertainties of the current climate and changing availabilities of artists and staff.

 

Date

27 November 2021 - 29 January 2022
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Location

HOTA - Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road, Bundall