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One night only – HOTA is celebrating a century of Australian art and culture at Archie 100: Up Late

HOTA Gallery’s newest exhibition, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize, is the bucket-list-worthy activity for Gold Coast adventurers at the moment.

Sep 07, 2023, updated Sep 07, 2023

To celebrate the eye-catching exhibition, HOTA Gallery has just announced that it will be opening up a little later than usual this September for its newest instalment of Up Late. Night owls and curious culture seekers can expect tasty treats, terrific tunes and interactive workshops. It’s a history hit with a cheeky twist!

Mark Friday September 8 in your calendars, pals, as that’s when HOTA Gallery is hosting an after-dark party that’s not to be missed. Archie 100: Up Late will meld a century of Australian culture and art, as Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize is brought to life after the sun sets.

Gallery-goers will be able to immerse themselves in roving performances from local artists, from blue-collar blues to modern First Nations dance. DJs will be on the decks all night long, playing your favourite Aussie music anthems – think Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and Australian Crawl. Make sure to put your creative hat on and head to The Studio in HOTA Gallery to try out a portrait-inspired workshop. You never know, you might be the next Archibald Prize winner!

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All that roaming around might work up an appetite, so we suggest noshing on some Australian-inspired snacks from the food trucks downstairs. Alternatively, you can trot upstairs to The Exhibitionist Bar, where you can dig into the likes of The Great Aussie Beef Pie, a burger with the lot or a deep-fried Mars bar.

Those looking to level up their dining experience can head to Palette for a flavoursome five-course dinner, which can be enjoyed before or after you check out the exhibition and pop-up entertainment. The night continues upstairs at The Exhibitionist Bar from 10:00 pm until midnight with an after-party DJ spinning beats while you dance the night away.

Grab your tickets to Archie 100: Up Late at the HOTA website. Your ticket is an all-levels, all-access pass to HOTA Gallery after hours, including the landmark exhibition, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize.

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