Hota stands for House Of The Arts and is situated at Bundell at the Gold Coast, not too far from the Ocean.

On this site I will collect and sum up some of my visits since 2012, when I came back from Germany having semi – retired as a High School

HOTA Gold Coast | Credit phb

Today on Wed 22 Feb 2023 I visited the Pop Masters, an outstanding exhibition from masterpieces of a private POP ART Collection: The Mugrabi Collection New York …. more infos soon!

Six years of planning this exhibition for a “FEE …” not disclosed … said the Director of HOTA Cooper-Lavery!

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“Six years in the planning, and at one point mooted to be the gallery’s inaugural show, the ticketed exhibition will be the first international exhibition presented by HOTA, since it opened two years ago. Cooper-Lavery acknowledges that a global pandemic and escalated freight costs played a role in its timeline.”

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From an eMail Marketing HOTA Gold Coast:

In a world exclusive exhibition, Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York pairs Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside contemporary artists inspired by their legacy. Blurring the lines between fine art and consumer culture, together they paint a picture of Pop Art across the past 60 years.

In Australia for 15 weeks only, come together to discover a story of Pop and experience this incredible collection of works up close, direct from New York …”

HOTA GC | Credit phb
HOTA GC | Credit phb

I was highly impressed and would recommend this awesome exhibition to everyone visiting the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia.

More LINKS soon – pls bookmark this site.

Website of HOTA Gold Coast QLD Australia

With my best wishes yours

P H Bloecker

Thank You HOTA Gold Coast

Thank you Arts Hub Australia

Thank you Gina Fairley (Author)

Access Screenhub Australia here as well … | Events | Newsletter | Education and more …


View from 5th Level HOTA | Credit phb

Career Advice Andy Warhol (from Arts Hub).


More to come soon …(Pls bookmark this site).

Best wishes from Australia



More about Andy Warhol / written by ChatGPT:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American artist who is widely regarded as one of the most important figures of the pop art movement. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and began his career as a commercial artist in the 1950s. In the 1960s, he turned his attention to fine art and began to produce a series of works that would become iconic examples of pop art.

Warhol’s work was characterized by its use of bright colors, bold graphics, and images appropriated from popular culture, including celebrities, consumer products, and mass media. He used a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and film, and is perhaps best known for his silkscreen prints of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Warhol was also a prolific filmmaker and producer, and his studio, The Factory, became a hub for artistic experimentation and social activity in New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his bohemian lifestyle, his celebrity friends and associates, and his ironic and sometimes controversial approach to art.

Warhol’s work has had a lasting impact on the art world and on popular culture more broadly. His images and techniques have been widely imitated and appropriated, and his influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary artists. He is remembered as a visionary artist who challenged the boundaries of art and culture, and who helped to shape the artistic and social landscape of his time.

More about POP ART and New York | created via ChatGPT

The Andy Warhol Museum – The official website of the museum dedicated to the life and work of Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The website features a virtual tour, online collections, and exhibitions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The official website of The Met in New York City, which has a vast collection of Pop Art including works by Andy Warhol. The website features a searchable database of art, online exhibitions, and resources for educators.

MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has a comprehensive collection of Pop Art, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. The website features an online collection, exhibitions, and educational resources.

Tate Modern – The Tate Modern in London, England, has an extensive collection of Pop Art, including works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. The website features a virtual tour, online collection, and educational resources.

The Whitney Museum of American Art – The Whitney Museum in New York City has a collection of Pop Art, including works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist. The website features an online collection, exhibitions, and educational resources.

Christie’s Auction House – Christie’s has auctioned off some of the most famous Pop Art pieces by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and other Pop Art artists. The website features auction results, upcoming auctions, and an online catalog of past auctions.

Sotheby’s Auction House – Sotheby’s has also auctioned off many Pop Art pieces, including works by Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, and David Hockney. The website features auction results, upcoming auctions, and an online catalog of past auctions.

Art Gallery South Australia Adelaide

Andy Warhol and Photography


Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York

Six years in the making, and HOTA Gallery’s first international exclusive comes to a close. The past 15 weeks of Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York have absolutely flown by. The goosebump-inducing exhibition highlighted ‘that from New York to the Gold Coast, the 1960s to now, Pop Art’s ability to provoke and inspire endures.’ Harper’s Bazaar.

The world exclusive exhibition was a resounding success, attracting close to 45,000 people to HOTA Gallery – making it our largest paid art exhibition to date. Many were first time attendees to an event at HOTA and came from far and wide. 40% of visitors are from outside of the Gold Coast!

With a packed program of over 35 Pop Art inspired events, the HOTA precinct transformed into a larger-than-life Pop Art world.

It was a complex road to travel, dealing with negotiations, curation, and installation. Plus, a tough de-install is ahead given the complexity and value of the works. One piece has over 4500 pills that need to be individually cleaned and packaged!

Thanks to everyone that visited and helped us along the way on our journey to bring the legends of Pop Art to the Gold Coast.

What’s next for HOTA Gallery? From Sat 15 Jul, we’ll shift gears and you can explore Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize. The landmark exhibition explores the rich history of the Archibald Prize, unearthing fascinating stories behind more than 100 carefully selected works. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed, but importantly, the changing face of our nation.

A special thanks to our friends at Porsche Centre Gold Coast, Exhibition Major Partner.

Celebrating their 75th anniversary this year, Porsche are driven by dreams and support artists who follow their dreams and tread their own path. Pop Art challenges the traditions of fine art, alike Porsche who continue to push the boundaries and invent new technologies.

HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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Lost In Translation or Dog Lovers – Marriage and Men Are From Mars, while women come from Venus

The Film Anatomy Of A Fall at HOTA (seen on Sat 03 Feb 2024) and seen in Berlin before in Jan 2024, wit Sandra Hueller and others. The actor became famous via the film Toni Erdmann, and I guess she might win one of the next OSCARS in LA.

“Anatomy of a Fall” is a French legal drama thriller directed by Justine Triet and co-written by Arthur Harari1. The film premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2023, where it won the Palme d’Or2.

The film is an engrossing, rigorously plotted courtroom drama that puts a marriage on trial2. It stars Sandra Hüller as Sandra Voyter, a writer trying to prove her innocence in her husband’s death1. The film is an examination of a marriage from all angles while embedding the idea that we can never fully comprehend anyone but ourselves3. (…)

The film is rather long, however, having seen the film now twice, I am even more fascinated by the subtle and sometimes very short cuts to work on ambiguities …

Example: Connotations of the term MONSTER! Can a mother be a monster? For a young boy? Obviously not!

Erich FROMM – Mutterliebe.

Is the German born mother a monster? Or rather the French father? Lost in translations …

Languages and marriage in this film:
Sandra Hueller speaks English in the Original Film version: In the court room she is obliged to speak French, her third foreign language.

Her husband speaks better French than English. With his son, the father speaks mostly French … Sandra speaks mostly English with Daniel, but French as well – so German and French are the mother tongues of the married couple. The boy is mainly French. growing up in the Alps near Grenoble.

Sandra speaks good English, however not so good is her French. German is her mother tongue, coming from a very tiny country village. She loves life in London. However, now she has to live in a rather small Mountain Cottage near Grenoble – the film setting, as her husband wants to live in this country setting off big cities and universities to become a famous writer himself.

There is not one word of German spoken in the court room! When Sandra is not able to explain hersef in French in court in Grenoble, she switches to English, her second language (spoken by the actor with a strong German accent.

Is the father the MONSTER? Recording this heavy fight just before he kills himself? Has he planned to keep his wife Sahra in jail for years?

The nearly blind son has to make a serious decision: Is his dead father the monster, or is his mother a killer?

Advised before the final scene (Showdown at court) – he has to make a serious and lasting decision: Does he trust and believe his mother?

Throughout the film we witness and see, how dearly he loves his father, who was either killed by Sandra or who killed himself, leaving his son and his wife behind.

Why would he kill himself at all? The fall is a real fall and becomes a fall in court.

Anatomy of a real fall and a court case …

Vince explains in the beginning being a defense lawyer: It is not about the truth, Sandra, it is about the impression you will make on the Jury!

This is not a US Jury, this is a French Jury near Grenoble!

Heavy stuff to really understand … Words are ony Words (Shakespeare).

The main cast includes Sandra Hüller as Sandra Voyter, Swann Arlaud as Maître Vincent Renzi, Milo Machado Graner as Daniel, Antoine Reinartz as Avocat général, Samuel Theis as Samuel Maleski, Jehnny Beth as Marge Berger, Saadia Bentaïeb as Maître Nour Boudaoud, Camille Rutherford as Zoé Solidor, Anne Rotger as Présidente du tribunal, and Sophie Fillières as Monica4563.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival because it’s more than a mere mystery—it’s an examination of a marriage from all angles3. The jury praised the film for its willingness to embrace ambiguity and a lack of closure in ways that intrigue (rather than frustrate) the viewer7. The film also won the Palm Dog award for the performance of Messi, the border collie who plays Snoop in the film89.

Will be updated later … (Parts were written by AI Bing Copilot).

P H Bloecker

This is a film for dog lovers – SNOOP (Messi and Border Collie) is the real hero of the film – a specially trained dog for the nearly blind son Daniel.

More about Dog Lovers and the Palm Dog Rewards at Cannes here



Written by Author P H Bloecker (With the help of IA Copilot BING).

Last upate Sun 4 Feb 2024.

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