current exhibitions

Indigenous Work from the Collection
Saturday, 24 February, 2018 to Sunday, 29 April, 2018

Clarise NAMPIJINPA POULSON, Yankirri Jukurpa (Emu Dreaming) 1993, synthetic polymer paint on linen, Judges Selection, 1993 Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize focusing on the Art of Indigenous Australia.

As international and Australian visitors descend on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast City Gallery is proud to share art and objects that celebrate the world’s oldest continuing culture.

Gold Coast City Gallery has one of the largest collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in regional Australia that has been developed through numerous donations and by actively acquiring works by Australia’s leading Indigenous artists.

The collection is broad in scope and includes examples from many significant Indigenous arts communities; and features both traditional, contemporary and urban works across all media. Across Country is the first significant appraisal of the Gallery’s collection that seeks to identify themes, stories and connections between the many artists and works represented.

Creating art as a medium of exchange and communication; human condition, kinship, history and the natural and spiritual environments will be explored through a selection of paintings, photography, prints, drawings and three-dimensional objects.

The exhibition is part of our Indigenous program presented by Bond University.

Saturday, 24 February, 2018 to Sunday, 29 April, 2018

Have you ever wondered what a museum curated by children would look like? Wonder no more.

Keep your eye out for Jarjums Life Museum Gold Coast – a museum where you won’t see dinosaurs, butterflies, king’s crowns or queen’s capes – but where you will see through the eyes of today’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Curated by children aged 4 to 9, Jarjums Life Museum Gold Coast provides an intimate, funny and honest view into the lives, experiences, ideas and dreams of these young people today.

The pop-up museums have been curated by a number of Queensland communities including the coastal mob of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) and the Gold Coast, the urban mob of Hymba Yumba Community Place and the rural mobs of Cherbourg and Goondiwindi.

So, look out for Jarjums Life Museum Gold Coast in the Foyer Gallery at HOTA and discover the rich, diverse and intriguing world of these children and their special communities.

Inala Wangarra's Jarjum's Life Museum, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Out Of The Box Festival, is supported by The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board and by The John Villiers Trust.