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HOTA, Home of the Arts is marking a milestone of two years since opening the $60.5 million contemporary cultural precinct HOTA Gallery next month, with celebrations to include free entry to the world-exclusive Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York exhibition on Monday 8 May. 

Spanning six levels and including over 2,000m2 of AAA rated, international standard exhibition space and a dedicated Children’s Gallery, HOTA Gallery is the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia.

To celebrate the second birthday on Monday 8 May, and to thank locals for their support, HOTA are inviting the public to explore the latest exhibition – featuring 50 works from legendary contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

And celebrations will continue over 15 days, with visitors able secure tickets to Pop Masters for just $15 from Saturday 29 April to Sunday 15 May. 

Throughout the past two years, HOTA has seen more than 370,000 patrons visit the Gallery which hosted a variety of experiences including major exhibitions Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise, Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson, Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer, Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2022 and currently, Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York.

“Our second birthday is a testament to the power of creativity, innovation, and community. We are proud to be part of this evolving, vibrant and dynamic arts scene on the Gold Coast, and we look forward to many more years of showcasing remarkable, world-class exhibitions,” said Mik Auckland, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

“Pop Masters has been an essential part of this journey, with the blockbuster exhibition celebrating the best of Pop Art and showcasing a selection of never-before-seen works in Australia by legendary contemporary artists. It is thanks to the community’s continued interest and engagement with the arts that we can bring remarkable and world-class exhibitions like this to life.”

“As we mark this special occasion, it is with great pleasure we are offering free entry to celebrate this day, and 15 days for $15 to say thank you and give back to the community that has supported us so far,” added Mik.

“We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to its success, and we look forward to celebrating the power of art together as we mark this special occasion. Happy second birthday, HOTA Gallery!”

Both the free and discounted tickets for HOTA Gallery’s Pop Masters exhibition require bookings in advance to secure spots and will be available from 6pm on Monday 24 April.  

For more information on the HOTA Gallery and how to secure tickets to Pop Masters, visit the HOTA website:

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