In March the brand new Home of the Arts (HOTA) advanced opens in Australia’s Gold Coast simply in time for the hundreds of travellers arriving for the Commonwealth Games. The new precinct features a A$37.5 million outside stage, two cinemas a gallery and two smaller efficiency areas.
According to HOTA chair Robyn Archer AO, the precinct will put the Gold Coast on the humanities map. “At final, the sixth largest metropolis in Australia has created a superb state-of-the-art platform for the commissioning, producing and presenting of probably the most thrilling artists from the area, the nation and the world,’ she stated.
Opening with a free concert from Tim Minchin the outside programme this summer time is eclectic together with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Crowded House frontman Tim Finn and a particular residency by New York-based artist, Laurie Anderson. Another US-connection is the spectacular mural by New York road artists MOMO. But the precinct goals to maintain true to its native roots stating every month with a corroboree, an Indigenous workshop of dance and storytelling.
With extra deliberate over the approaching 12 months, HOTA goals to rival Tasmania’s MONA because the nation’s premier artwork venue. But in contrast to the Hobart-based gallery, HOTA entices with Queensland’s heat climate and beautiful seashores. HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke invited travellers to benefit from the uncommon mixture of arts and surf, “‘We call out to all fans and followers of arts, entertainment, creativity, music, storytelling and more – come and visit, go for a swim, dry off your sandy feet and wander over to the outdoor stage to experience world-class artists. Welcome home!”
By George Dunford