HOTA presents Lost in Palm Springs

Kate-Ballis-2350-2017HOTA, Home of the Arts is proud to present Lost in Palm Springs, a national touring exhibition that brings together the creative minds of 15 internationally recognised artists, photographers and thinkers from America and Australia.

Curated by award-winning Australian writer and conceptual artist, Dr Greer Honeywill, Lost in Palm Springs is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrated mid-century modern architecture found in the desert city of Palm Springs, California.

The exhibition features works that respond to, capture, or reimagine the unique characteristics of the city, its surroundings, and its Bauhaus sensibilities.

“I call Lost in Palm Springs (the exhibition and the book), the project of a lifetime because that is what it has been to me over the last six years. And I have been blessed to work with fifteen extraordinary and inspirational artists,” said Dr Honeywill.

Lost in Palm Springs evolved as an exhibition in response to three artist research residencies undertaken by Dr Greer Honeywill in Palm Springs in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and research that continued in Australia between the residencies.

Lost in Palm Springs is not only an exhibition about California, but also explores the strong connections between Palm Springs and Australia, particularly through the current renaissance of interest in modernist architecture.

A selection of Australian artists and photographers featured in the exhibition include Kate Ballis, Tom Blachford, Paul Davies, Rosi Griffin, Anna Carey and Robyn Sweaney.

Their works explore the resurgence of mid-century modern architecture from Mt Eliza to Canberra, and Mermaid Beach to Sydney. Place and home, desert atmosphere, landscapes (real and imagined), and Bauhaus sensibilities inform the works.

HOTA Gallery is honoured to debut this national touring exhibition before it undertakes a significant 11-gallery tour across Australia. “We are thrilled to present Lost in Palm Springs at HOTA Gallery,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery and Visual Arts at HOTA.

“This exhibition is not only visually stunning, but it also showcases the rich history and connections between Palm Springs and Australia, and the importance of mid-century modern architecture.”

“We believe that this exhibition will capture the imagination of visitors and we encourage everyone to come and experience it,” said Cooper-Lavery.

Lost in Palm Springs is a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in mid-century modern architecture and its influence on contemporary culture.

Lost in Palm Springs
Gallery 4 – HOTA Gallery, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Exhibition: 11 March – 21 May 2023
Free admission

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The accompanying book, Lost in Palm Springs by Dr Greer Honeywill is published by Melbourne Books and available from all leading book sellers including Booktopia.

Image: Kate Ballis, 2350, 2017 – image courtesy of the artist.