Outdoor art and live entertainment to make you WONDER at HOTA this October

To celebrate the incredible GAIA installation coming to HOTA’s outdoor stage next month, Gold Coasters will be treated to eleven days of live performances, events and activities.

WONDER will take place in the HOTA parklands from 1-11 October and will feature powerful live musical performances with magnificent sensory art including dance, soundscapes, circus, film, storytelling, workshops and more, with free and ticketed events for the whole family to enjoy.

The program of events will literally orbit the awe-inspiring GAIA, as it rotates and floats serenely, suspended from HOTA’s Outdoor Stage.


HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke said she can’t wait to welcome this extraordinary installation to the HOTA precinct in October, just in time for the glorious Queensland spring weather.

“One of the things HOTA does best, is bringing incredible art and people together. And Luke Jerram’s magnificent Gaia is truly enchanting. Not only does Gaia capture both the beauty and fragility of our planet, it will also inspire a timely sense of reflection and connection as it revolves, glistens and glows,” she said.

“Over eleven days, WONDER features live performances, events and activities inspired by Gaia that will delight and inspire all ages. It’s the perfect excuse to get your friends and family together to share an incredible experience in the beautiful HOTA parklands.”

From October 1 to 11, Gaia will be open to the public for free day and night viewing against the backdrop of the Gold Coast city skyline, with a specially made composition by BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones.

Two highlights of the program include Saturday night events for the whole family, where audiences can bring a picnic rug, sit under the stars, and enjoy two incredible ensemble concerts beneath the Gaia installation.

For more information on HOTA’s WONDER program, visit: hota.com.au. All events during WONDER will meet social distancing and hygiene guidelines per HOTA’s COVID safe plan, which is available to view on their website.