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Thursday 28th September 2023

6:30 PM

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Drawing for Life

Each month we invite leading artists and performers to curate poses, subjects and performances for you to draw, with all materials provided.

Relax and unwind with short, guided drawing warm-ups, followed by long and sustained poses or still life subjects, with help from our guest artist and team of artist educators. 

Whether you are new to drawing or one of the greats, all abilities are welcome to enjoy this unique and artful experience.

July and August
Baroque Bikini Burlesque with Simon Mee

Simon Mee is an important mid-career artist who draws inspiration from every day surroundings, art history and the news. He pushes, pulls and prods at life in all its messiness and humour through the use of art history and techniques inspired by the baroque. 

September and October

HOTMESS is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Sophie May and Gabrielle Miller. They create surrealistic narratives and performative art offering audiences healthy escapism. Designed to ignite your creative fire, we immerse you in a fictional world, using costume, sound, lighting and stories. Our practice takes many forms, adjusting to different realms from life-drawing classes to online courses, festival performances and gallery exhibitions.

Sophie May is a Gamilaraay artist living and creating on Bundjalung Country. She works with ceramic sculpture, mixed media painting, and runs interactive, expressive art workshops for children and adults. She is inspired by her cultural background and using visual art as a powerful tool for self expression.

Gabrielle Miller is a director and performer bringing ingenuity to the stage and screen through music, dance, acting, puppetry and mask. A chimerical storyteller with a wide-reaching practice, Gabrielle trained at the Atelier für Physisches Theater in Berlin and tours worldwide with many of her self-devised shows.

HOTMESS was created during the NSW floods as an escape from the hardship, grief and exhaustion we were all experiencing.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.

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Destination Gold Coast 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 Southeast Queensland.