HOTA Gallery hangs first artwork from the collection

William Robinson’s The Rainforest is the million-dollar paint that started everything as well as will certainly be the initial art work from the City’s Collection to poise the walls of the new HOTA Gallery.

A huge paint across two panels as well as close to 5 metres long, The Rainforest was obtained with neighborhood contributions from the Gold Coast’s company and also art caring community for the City Collection in 1991.

“Gold Coasters have an unique link to the beautiful atmosphere in which we live, from the coastlines to the hinterland, so it was absolutely suitable that this painting was chosen as the style inspiration for the brand-new HOTA Gallery,” stated HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke.

“The artwork has actually remained in Sydney undergoing some small preservation job, and currently it’s back and also ready for its large disclose on Saturday 8 May. We can not wait to see it under lights in the brand-new gallery area, boosted by its environments in such a way it’s never been seen before.”

Born and also increased in Brisbane, William Robinson AO is among Australia’s foremost landscape painters, his work has actually been motivated by the magic of our very own yard– the Gold Coast hinterland. His distinct visions of the landscape enchant and also motivate in unlikely ways.

The Rainforest is ‘a lyrical exploration of an ancient landscape as well as area of wonder’ and also reveals the Botan Creek winding its way with the Beechmont jungle where Robinson resided on a 208-acre farm at the time it was painted. The job was granted the respected Wynne Prize for landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1990.

As one of the most useful as well as valued works in the City Collection, The Rainforest will certainly be part of the HOTA Gallery’s Collection exhibits, prior to being featured in the forthcoming significant exhibit Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson exhibition from 31 July to 3 October in Gallery 1.

Like The Rainforest, the brand-new HOTA Gallery will certainly stimulate a sense of marvel, exploration, development, beauty, spectacle and also range.

The Rainforest has actually been both the ideas and the layout of the Gallery and also a metaphor for the curatorial technique. Evoking the essence of a rainforest, with elements of light as well as dark, unexpected perspectives, as well as moments of surprise as well as delight around every edge, it’s an opportunity to share the brand-new HOTA Gallery with the Gold Coast community,” Criena included.

The $60.5 million HOTA Gallery will certainly be the current enhancement to Australia’s vibrant new arts precinct, and also to celebrate the launch weekend, HOTA will certainly provide a weekend of tasks and also occasions throughout the precinct.

On Saturday 8 May the Outdoor Stage will certainly feature live music. The celebration advances Sunday 9 May with an enormous performance, musician talks both inside and outside the Gallery, and to enhance the regional flavour, a pop-up market will sell the finest artisan wares by Gold Coast manufacturers, accompanied with pockets of neighborhood food and beverage. The complete program for the opening weekend will certainly be announced later on this month.

The Gallery’s inaugural program consists of world premiere worldwide exhibits, Australian exclusives, as well as new commissions. HOTA Gallery launches with the exhibition Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise, featuring brand-new commissions by 19 recognized as well as arising Australian musicians consisting of Hiromi Tango, Michael Candy, Samuel Leighton-Dore and Libby Harward.

Various other major exhibitions consist of Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson (31July 2021) and also a world premiere exhibition unique to the Gold Coast and Australia, Contemporary Masters from New York: Art from the Mugrabi Collection (13 November 2021), drawn entirely from the famed art enthusiast’s private collection.

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