Blank – issue 86 – May 2021

Welcome to the May edition of your local street press.

We’re pretty excited to be bringing you a special feature on the opening of the brand new HOTA Gallery this month. It feels like so long ago the project was announced, and anticipation levels have definitely reached their peak.

In just a couple of short days from Blank’s distribution, the new HOTA Gallery will be open and Gold Coast will be the proud owner of the largest regional gallery in Australia. If you’re reading this after the 8 May, you might have even been inside already. Whether you’re an art lover or not, this is an achievement our whole city can be chuffed about.

We look forward to the many years of exhibitions, events, and live performances that are undoubtedly to come in our growing cultural precinct, and to witnessing the growth of our City’s artistic offerings through the support of local artists and the incubation of innovative new projects.

Let’s not forget there’s also some cool stuff happening south of the border this month, with both the popular Murwillumbah Arts Trail and side-splitting Byron Comedy Festival about to kick off. A big ol’ yay for them being able to go ahead!

In this edition we also take a closer look at a handful of helpful happenings in the community like the new MATESConnect program for prostate cancer sufferers, an upcoming fundraiser for struggling musicians, Gold Coast Green Week and a fabulous charity event to help support refugees. So be sure to check those out.

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